Our Company

Intimate local knowledge of a place’s vision and its people, whilst big on international reputation, Place Design Group has a unique balance of planning and design to deliver exceptional outcomes.

Our teams across Australia, China and South East Asia are hand-picked, carefully curated with industry leaders, up and comers, quiet achievers and award-winning strategists and creators.  By celebrating the individuality of our people, we form successful and thriving environments that breed diversity of thought, innovative solutions, and future based thinking.

Through our work, we have become trusted advisors across Landscape Architecture, Urban Design, Master Planning, Development Approvals, Strategic Planning, Community Engagement, and Strategic Communications. And, it all starts with matching the right mix of individuals to the project.  This is what creates a powerful connection of people to place, which lies at the heart of successful planning and design.

Our collaborative ethos allows us to partner with industry’s best. These local, national and international industry relationships afford us the ability to achieve meaningful connections.  This combined with applied research and innovative thinking, ensures our project teams have real depth, broadening our ability to deliver a wider range of projects relative to our core work.

And, whilst we may be professional consultants, we are also people and place users too. We don’t separate ourselves from this, we embrace it – to inform the delivery of true places for people, and create better futures as a result.


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.


Design culture; planning insight

Place Design Group drives a philosophy of design culture and planning insight.

With a focus on creative thinking and innovative practice our methodology and approach to projects enables us to deliver unique and imaginative solutions, whilst our influence and awareness allows us to provide commercially astute and insightful advice delivering the best project outcomes and client success.

diversity & inclusion

Place Design Group is an advocate for diversity of thought and leadership and believes this is only possible through diversity of individuals who make up our ‘One Company’.

We have a cross-country and cross-cultural workforce. Dedicated to ensuring teams with different age, gender, ethnicity, physical ability, sexual orientation, religious belief and skill. Place Design Group has worked hard to ensure an environment of equal opportunity for all.

We are also committed to diversity and inclusiveness across our project industry partnerships. The diversity of our people who collaboratively come together to work on projects, offer diverse perspectives and ideas that transcend into our project work.

View our Diversity & Inclusion Strategy


At Place Design Group, we are committed to creating great places, while also creating positive change for the local community.

We proudly support Greenfleet, Australia’s first carbon offset provider with a goal to sequester carbon, in all its practical and economically viable forms, but primarily by planting bio-diverse native forests in Australia and New Zealand. We are also proud to support the RSPCA, raising money to fight against animal cruelty and YouTurn, who support young people, in their times of need, to live a healthy & meaningful life.



Place Design Group, Australia-certified in ISO 9001, is dedicated to maintaining consistent high quality through a systematic and disciplined approach in our work.