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Director Arno King Landscape Architects Pty Ltd

Grad Dip Urban Design; Grad Dip Land Arch;

Dip Amenity Hort; FAIH; AILA; MHMA; MQELA 

Arno is a Registered Landscape Architect and Registered Horticulturist, having some 35 years of experience in landscape design, horticulture, urban design and visual assessment. Working in multi-disciplinary practices and for government bodies, in Australia and overseas, Arno enjoys a collaborative approach to projects, including facilitating community workshops and working with a diversity of design professionals.  He is interested in the development of engaging and useable environments, which enhance the qualities of place.  A prolific writer, his articles are featured in blogs, many specialist journals and popular magazines. Arno has a special interest in planting design, incorporating appropriate vegetation to enhance our urban spaces. He is committed to professional education and to mentoring novice practitioners. 

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BDesSt, BArch, GradDipLandArch, MA (Conservation Studies), PhD. 

Dr Jeannie Sim is a garden historian and landscape architect. She was a Senior Lecturer in the School of Design (1997-2016) until her retirement but has been drawn back as a part time lecturer for the LA degree students. Her passions include researching warm climate garden history (especially Queensland) and the conservation of historic landscapes. The 2000 doctoral thesis revealed “Tropicalian” garden design history. Reference to her work has been featured in various publications,  including 50 plus entries in the well-respected Oxford Companion to Australian Gardens, edited by Richard Aitken and Michael Looker (2001). Jeannie’s heritage consultancies have focused on conservation management plans and reviews for the Old Brisbane Botanic Gardens and The Government House Grounds, Paddington. Jeannie is a founding Director of the new Friends of Brisbane Botanic Gardens and Sherwood Arboretum and a founding member of the Lord Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Parks and Botanic Gardens.

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