Welcome to James Birrell Design Lab

James Birrell Design Lab has merged with Place Design Group.

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  1. Project Category

    Expertise in landscape architecture.

    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.

  2. Project Category

    We solve complex urban design problems through a multidisciplinary approach to reorder the matrix of a place to redefine the priorities for liveability and economic stability.     

  3. Great places are shaped by the people who live in them, we help communities engage with their surroundings and to inform our designs and place activations.

  4. 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.