Our Approach

  • Our Approach

Our OneCompany philosophy runs deep. Together our group is driven by five core beliefs that not only define who we are as a trusted team, but how we operate for each and every project we undertake.

We live and breathe a collaborative approach.

Our OneCompany philosophy runs deep. Together our group is driven by five core beliefs that not only define who we are as a trusted team, but how we operate for each and every project we undertake.

We offer a holistic approach

Communications, engagement; and urban design teams, meaning that Place Design Group can provide a holistic, integrated approach to all your needs. We have every step of the process covered, or a customised combination of just those that are required. This creates a more flexible, tailored, and centralised approach for you to achieve the best possible project outcome.

We are people centred + commercially focused

Our work stems from a people centric approach to planning and design, with a view that we are creating places for people, so we need to ensure that the resultant places and spaces will be fit for purpose. We draw inspiration from planning and design practices within Australia and internationally, to create highly functional, inspiring and sustainable communities. Using live-ability as our focus, we design real cities, towns, and communities for people.

We simplify complex communication

Place Design Group has a strong focus on using new approaches to communicate planning and design outcomes. We understand that in many instances the communication of complex issues through simple graphic, or visual tools aids in community and client understanding of our projects.  This ensures smoother project delivery, shorter time frames, and more sustainable and influential outcomes.

We advocate for you

We pride ourselves on becoming advocates for you. And we care about your needs. By looking for new opportunities, providing commercially astute and insightful advice, and pushing the boundaries with technology, strategic partnerships and innovative thinking, we strive to give you an edge over your competitors. Over many years we have built strong associations at all levels of industry, government and private networks who we pride ourselves in working with – not against – to ensure we achieve more for our clients. Your goals and achievements are ours, and whether it be a small residential development, to large public realm, we will work with you to ensure your vision is achieved.

We push for innovation to shape the future

We have developed a reputation to look outside the square and bring innovative thought and design in-house to deliver better solutions for our projects. We strive to create authentic and memorable places. And whether we are on ground activating city streets as prototyped smart city designs, or developing new technologies in online consultation and engagement, we seek to contribute to the development and evolution of planning and design. Together we shape better futures for our cities and towns, and the communities that thrive within them.


Pacific Fair Redevelopment




Carole Margand copyright - SCUH Seating Entrance - Sunshine Coast University Hospital


Crowne Plaza Harbour City


Radius Industrial Estate - Place Design Group






Future Street


Jezzine Barracks






BCC Metro and Glider Network Strategy




Airlie Beach, Whitsundays - Place Design Group - Strategic Planning

Strategic Planning

For us, strategic planning is not only about planning and designing for future places. It’s about creating an identity and legacy for people.

Surfers Paradise Foreshore, Gold Coast, Australia

Urban Design and Master Planning

Our interdisciplinary Urban Design team is unified in their commitment to creating true places for people.

Strategic Communications

To achieve success for our clients, we centre all our consultation and engagement strategies around the unique, combined insights our interdisciplinary team has to offer.

Jezzine Barracks, Townsville, Australia - Place Design Group, Landscape Architecture

Landscape Architecture

Our design ethos is founded on a creative and commercially grounded approach to Landscape Architecture.

HOTA - Home Of The Arts Centre - Gold Coast - Place Design Group, Development Approvals

Development Services

Place Design Group has a dedicated team of Statutory Planners who specialise in facilitating development approvals and permissions for our clients and their developments.