With 20 years experience in this capacity, my intimate approach to design generates locally specific landscapes that respond to and reflect natural systems, the outcomes of which have proven to be ecologically sound and poetically evocative. My approach to design is one where his clients long term aims and desires are the unquestioned core motive of design outcomes, with proposed schemes not compromised by designer ego or promotion.
I am committed to an egalitarian approach to work commissions, and as such, have worked on a dynamic range of projects ranging from small and large residential schemes through to broad scale civic commercial projects (Success Integrated Health and Community Centre) & community farm and environmental projects. During this time I have developed a sound understanding of urban drainage and issues of water quality in both arid and urban environments. My approach is qualified by Industry recognition of schemes completed in regional Western Australia including Novotel Ningaloo Exmouth, and Saracen Estate Margaret River
I have worked both nationally and internationally in many capacities ranging from broad-scale landscape planning and EIS preparation to landscape design at any scale, gaining experience in the interpretation of urban sociology and local identity with particular focus on hospitality spaces and beer gardens (Brisbane Hotel Beer Garden, Dickstein Beer Garden).
My belief is to approach the Perth Lifestyle by seamlessly integrating outdoor living by blurring interior and exterior thresholds. Experienced structural knowledge generates solutions for residential refurbishments, extensions and integrated outdoor alfresco kitchens where function and form define a timeless, simple, easy maintenance living space environment.
BWLA’s ultimate vision for design is to bring to fruition schemes that welcome and engage users whilst maintaining a timeless presence. I believe that landscape can challenge the cliché’, be sustainable and appealing without alienating the public.
Blakes capacity in Niche genre of projects has increasingly included the scope of exterior / residence styling, where exterior landscape schemes are composed in coordination with studies of colour and material pallets for both residence elevations and contextual presentation. It is in this context that Blake’s experience and knowledge in the craft of visual impact, perspective and environmental sociology deliver comprehensive design outcomes that cross disciplines of landscape and architecture.