Darren Atkinson, Director of Urbis’ Melbourne Design Studio, is a Landscape Architect with more than 25 years’ experience in Australia and overseas.

His work has encompassed most aspects of landscape architecture, on projects ranging from private developments such as large residential estates and shopping centres, to public sector projects like schools, family housing, health facilities and parks.

Darren brings enthusiasm and passion to every project he works on, and is motivated by the end-result of his efforts – seeing people enjoying a park or space that started as a sketch on a layout table a few years before.

His notable recent projects include creating the landscape master plan and coordinating the design work for the Woodland Waters residential estate, which won an Urban Development Institute of Australia award for its landscape, and providing landscape architecture services for the Langfang City Waterways Plan in China and Kuwait University campus development.

Whether it’s a parent kicking a footy on the grass with the kids or some friends having a barbecue in the park, my work, experience and vision enable these special moments to occur.