McGregor Coxall are proponents of a new wave of environmentally focused landscape architecture which is framed within a modernist design approach. Drawing on a diverse inhouse team with expertise in landscape architecture, urban design, architecture, graphics, planning, horticulture and urban ecology we cross traditional design boundaries. Our clients engage us and the new technologies we embrace to solve complex urban planning and design problems.
Adrian McGregor established the firm in 1998 and was joined by Philip Coxall in 2000 after returning from ten years working in Europe and Asia. The two studied landscape architecture together at the Environmental Design School in Canberra under Professor James Weirick in the mid 1980's. The practice has completed over 150 projects with built work in six countries. The partners jointly put projects through a rigorous process of contextual investigation and often challenge the client brief in order to find the best possible design and project outcomes. This process is evident in all our planning projects and built work.
Our services cross the traditional boundaries of urbanism, landscape, culture, planning and the natural sciences to achieve innovative solutions that create value for our clients' projects.
The design studio is directed by internationally experienced senior landscape architects and urban designers who are supported by a talented and committed team working in a collaborative environment. Staff have worked on projects located across Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Philippines, Taiwan, Korea, The United Kingdom, Greece, Germany and China.
The firm has award winning experience working in a diverse range of natural and built environments in the Australasian region and has completed over 250 projects. We regularly collaborate with other firms and disciplines either as lead consultant or as a design team member. In 2007 the company was selected as one of 22 finalists in the Telstra NSW small business awards from 4000 received entries.
The firm has been published in numerous Australian, European and Asian journals and awarded first prizes in three prestigious international design competitions including the Parramatta Road and Green Square Town Centre projects also receiving merit for the 530ha Hellenikon park competition in Athens and the Magok urban precinct in Korea. The Former BP Park project in North Sydney recently won five awards including the prestigious state award for excellence in landscape architecture in NSW.
Supporting our design services are efficient project management skills which have been demonstrated across a wide selection of project scales ranging from whole city regions to fine grain site designs.
Adopting an approach that aims to blur the boundaries between culture, design and ecology, we believe that quality in the built and natural environments is only achieved through a rigorous process of questioning, investigation and continuous design refinement.
The company prizes highly the social, civic and environmental responsibility inherent in landscape architecture and urban design. Not content to accept traditional design approaches we attempt to push the parameters of existing technologies and project systems to deliver designs that exceed current environmental objectives. Using computer technology as a tool, we translate early ideas into digital form and model 3D compositions to visualise and test concepts.
Our work aims to analyse and then utilise the cultural and environmental metabolisms of a site to animate spaces and create dynamic, ephemeral places that delight.
Our collaborative, problem-solving approach and commercial savvy allows us to work effectively with both government clients and the private sector. Wherever possible, our projects propose use of sustainable technologies and systems to reduce energy consumption, manage water cycling on site, reduce maintenance costs and minimise effects which damage the natural environment. Our site based water recycling systems have assisted clients achieve floor space development bonuses from local authorities.
McGregor Coxall offer creativity and contemporary design thinking whilst achieving all the budgetary and programmatic requirements of our projects. The awards and competitions the firm has won over the past seven years is evidence of our commitment to design excellence and ecologically sustainable development.
By exploring and applying a site and project specific design rationale we endeavour to produce outcomes that are place related and contemporary.