Barbara Schaffer is Principal Landscape Architect in the NSW Government Architects Office.
With over twenty years of experience Barbara has a strong track record in place-making, strategic planning, design and the delivery of complex high profile public places, within both government and private sector contexts. She brings a robust appreciation of strategic thinking with an understanding of the need to facilitate and coordinate inter-agency integration to ensure Government investment and public benefits are fully realised.
Barbara's key passion and focus has been around projects that implement progressive technologies and practices to shape future developments and instigate change. She is interested in projects and ideas which set a vision and direction for a sustainable future and has led and contributed to projects across diverse realms including the delivery of the Parklands at Sydney Olympic Park, the West Circular Quay Public Domain Revitalisation, the ACF Restoring the Waters Project and the landmark Sydney Green Grid- a metropolitan wide green infrastructure project.
Barbara's projects have received numerous awards including the AILA Award of Excellence for Outstanding Achievement in Landscape Architecture and the AILA Award for Environmental Planning.