Riley is a multidisciplinary urban designer and city strategist with a decade of experience and understanding in both a planning and urban design context. His expertise is focused on complex mixed-use precinct master planning and urban renewal strategy, with strong experience in the transport infrastructure and urban design policy sectors.

He is an experienced team leader, having produced industry-leading outcomes across a range of local and international projects, at every scale of planning, design and delivery.

Riley recently led the team on the Griffith University Nathan Campus Master Plan, where his nuanced understanding of the challenges facing contemporary campuses allowed him to define a future purpose for the precinct – through developing an ideal mix of complementary functions, populations and amenities.

In the Birkdale Community Precinct Vision, Riley led the team in developing a framework of strategies and catalyst projects that demonstrated a direct line-of-sight from the community’s needs and values identified during the consultation process – enabling community support for the outcome.

Prior to returning to Brisbane in early 2019, Riley spent 2 years in London, where he was fortunate to work on high profile transport infrastructure, aviation and master planning projects, everywhere from Canada to Dublin.


  • Griffith Nathan Campus Master Plan, Brisbane, Australia
  • Living Streets Design Guide, Brisbane, Australia
  • Birkdale Community Precinct Vision, Master Plan and Precinct Design Guide Brisbane, Australia
  • Thebarton Brewery Precinct Master Plan, Adelaide, Australia
  • University of Queensland Student Precinct Study, Brisbane, Australia
  • Herston Quarter Redevelopment Master Plan, Brisbane, Australia
  • Townsville University Hospital Master Plan, Townsville, Australia
  • TropiQ Intelligence and Health Precinct Master Plan, Townsville, Australia
  • Toronto Pearson Airport Terminal Processor and Regional Transit Centre, Toronto, Canada
  • Bristol Temple Quarter Masterplan, Bristol, United Kingdom
  • Sunshine Coast Urban Corridor Public Realm Scoping, Sunshine Coast, Australia
  • South Bank Parklands Strategic Framework, Brisbane, Australia
  • University of Newcastle Master Plan, Callaghan, Ourimbah & City Campuses, Newcastle, Australia
  • Monash University Malaysia Master Plan, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Gold Coast Light Rail Stage 3 Urban Design Framework, Gold Coast, Australia
  • Canberra City and Northbourne Avenue Urban Design Framework, Canberra, Australia
  • Sunshine Coast Light Rail: Shaping Our Future Strategy, Sunshine Coast, Australia
  • Sunshine Coast Parking Plan, Sunshine Coast, Australia
  • Queensland University of Technology Gardens Point Campus Urban Design and Planning Study, Brisbane, Australia
  • Dublin Airport Masterplan Vision, Dublin, Ireland
  • Crossrail 2 Strategic Alignment Options Study,  London, UK
  • C2C Line Station Master Plans, London, United Kingdom
  • Leicester Station Redesign and Master Plan, Leicester, United Kingdom
  • University of Wollongong Innovation Campus Vision, Wollongong, Australia

Master planning should be so much more than simple sites and spaces. It’s about bringing the needs, values, and drivers of our clients into the real world – where the strategy meets reality.