Philosophy

About us

McGregor Coxall are a multi-disciplinary design firm located in Australia, China and the UK dedicated to assisting cities achieve sustainable prosperity. Our international team provides services through Landscape Architecture, Urbanism and Environment disciplines. Embracing leading digital technologies, we deliver design solutions for complex urban and environmental challenges.

CEO Adrian McGregor founded the firm in 1998 and was joined by Philip Coxall in 2000. The two studied landscape architecture together at the University of Canberra in the mid 1980's. Since then the practice has grown to nearly 40 people in four studios and completed more than 300 projects across three continents. Our services cross the traditional boundaries of urbanism, landscape, culture, planning and ecosystem sciences in a culture driven by innovation. Biocity Research was established in 2006 to enable partnerships with universities and scientific agencies.

Primacy is given to design excellence throughout the entire organisation and is managed by the design group. Having received more than 80 awards including the coveted international TOPOS prize, we have been recognised for delivering a diverse range of large and small scale projects for both private and public sector clients. The firm has been published in numerous international journals and awarded first prizes in three prestigious international design competitions.

The business is supported by a talented administration team and a custom built dashboard ERP software engine that manages all operations. We are an ISO 9001 accredited business dedicated to continuous improvement.

Approach

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 refinement.

The company prizes highly the social, civic and environmental responsibility inherent in our work. Not content to accept traditional design approaches we engage deeply with our clients and consultants to convey designs that deliver innovation. Using digital technology as a tool, we translate ideas into digital form as a means to test concepts. 3D models are refined throughout the entire project and used for environmental analysis, BIM, 3D printing and construction documentation.

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.

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 is evidence of our commitment to design excellence and ecologically sustainable development.