Public Realm

We seek to enhance local identity in a meaningful way by providing designs that consider historic and cultural con­text and offer a strong sense of place. 

Our spaces and buildings aim to create interest; they are functional, accessible, inclusive and thought provoking. We understand that almost all buildings and spaces in the public realm need to raise revenue and we evaluate this with our clients considering the need for flexibility, future proofing and lifecycle maintenance. Our design solutions marry the need for versatility and aesthetics, with safety through environmental design, accessibility and logistics to create successful integrated public buildings and spaces.

Kingsford Smith Sports Reserve, Ballina

PDT was engaged by Ballina Shire Council to masterplan for a new multipurpose centre at the existing sports reserve including precinct and foreshore upgrades.

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St Pauls Tower Conservation

PDT Architects have enjoyed a long association with this Church and the adjacent Hall building for over 30 years.

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The Corso

Located in the heart of North Lakes Town Centre, the Corso is an exciting addition to this vibrant community and a significant investment in its future.

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The Space

'The Space’ regional youth facility has been designed to promote a sense of ownership and freedom of expression through social and cultural activities

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Halo Cultural Centre

‘Halo’ represents a distinct landmark venue that forms the iconic, cultural and civic heart of the Gold Coast. This highly visible cultural centre is designed to provide a breathtakingly fresh interpretation on performance and gathering spaces.

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The Corso Landscape Architecture

Located in the heart of North Lakes Town Centre, the Corso is an exciting addition to this vibrant community and a significant investment in its future.

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Gunyama Park and Green Square Aquatic Centre

The City of Sydney invited architects and landscape architects to enter a design competition to create a new park and aquatic leisure center for the Green Square area.

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HMAS Memorial Ipswich

Built to complement the naval memorial site in Queens Park, Ipswich, the tribute to the HMAS Ipswich II, was launched to the public in May 2011.

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Seaside Museum Bribie Island

Nestled in parkland with views over the waters of Moreton Bay, Bribie Island Museum represents the islands stories and contemporary history of the area.

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Northshore Hamilton Café and Parklands

PDT designed the award winning Northshore Hamilton Riverside Café and surrounding parklands to provide a social and recreational stop along Brisbane’s Riverwalk at the Port of Brisbane.

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Our highly experienced team work with the client to provide creative out of the box design solutions that consider interaction, community, budget and versatility. 

Public Realm Leadership Team

Susan Playford

Managing Director/Partner

Tony Farmer

Director/Partner

Laurence Taylor

Director/Partner

Miranda Sheehan

Director/Partner

David Evans

Senior Associate/Partner

Nathan Clausen

Senior Associate/Partner/Manager Landscape Architecture

Ray Pini

Senior Associate/Partner

Natasha Prasek

Associate/Sustainability Lead

Leanne Goodwin

Senior Interior Designer/Team Leader

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