James Birrell Design Lab focuses on high quality landscapes, urban design , bespoke furniture, community consultation, cultural curation and research to create unique solutions for industry leaders, developers, organisations, government organisations & private residential clients.
Good design comes form the continual honing of skills and the understanding of fabrication. We design and fabricate bespoke furniture, not only for our clients, but for the development of our own technical agility.
We create beautiful landscapes through a deep understanding of technologies, ecology, materials, structures and a balanced approach to budget management and value engineering. It is a process that we have been developing for over a decade to create timeless designs for our clients.
We curate public art and program premiere cultural events to activate places with ephemeral moments and experiences, this is at the heart of our ideology on placemaking. We realised that simply designing urban environments was a static and at times unproductive response to "placemaking" and that the curation of spaces was what truly activated a place. We use arts and culture to program places that engage the community to create a unique sense of place.