Penny is a Registered and Chartered Landscape Architect leading the Landscape + Urban team in Australasia at Arup. This team is made up of specialist Urban Designers, Landscape Architects, Community Consultation and Engagement consultants and Urban Planners. The team has been engaged on a number of projects across Brisbane, South East Queensland and Australasia and is passionate about improving the built form and natural environment.
Penny has a proven track record of managing large multi-disciplinary teams while ensuring client involvement, satisfaction and delivery of a high quality design on time.
Penny is currently the Design Manager on the City to the Lake project, leading the design interface and delivery of a team of landscape architects, urban designers, engineers and consultants both internal and external to Arup. Penny believes this is a transformational project within Canberra’s City Plan that builds on Walter Burley Griffin’s enlightened foundations. It is a long term and visionary project that will guide public and private investment in Canberra’s second century.
Penny was previously the Design Manager on the London 2012 Olympic Parklands and Public Realm Project, where she led a team of landscape engineers to coordinate, design and deliver the South Parklands and Public Realm. The Landscape engineering expertise enabled the transformation of one square mile of derelict land into the setting for the games and a community facility for the future. Penny led the landscape architects and engineers to develop the detailed design and specifications. The London Olympic Parklands won the top industry prize ‘The President’s Award’ for the Best Landscape Architecture Scheme of the year Penny believes in a rigorous approach to landscape and urban design and promoting practical and economic sustainable design on projects. She also believes that design should address 21st century issues: making cities more liveable, designing in resilience to climate change and promoting biodiversity and design for health and well-being.