Newforms philosophy is simple. We seek to transpose our passion for quality design into the creation of great spaces for people.
Through a design focused approach, we seek to explore the psychology and relationship of people and space, and in particular family and their place in the context of the contemporary Australian garden. Above all, using sensitivity and imagination, character and individuality, Newforms strives to achieve something that is greater than that of the built form itself. A sense of place.
With extensive local experience within the field of landscape architecture, Newforms offers a creative, innovative and inclusive approach, that responds to the needs of our clients. Through effective communication, we build lasting client relationships, well resolved projects and a high level of client satisfaction.
The practice focuses on a design methodology that synthesises the creation of longevity, and landscapes that identify with their context, are inclusive and demonstrate best practices that involve environmentally sustainable design principles, that rise to the challenges presented by the unique Australian environment.
Newforms works in collaboration with a wide range of consultants, providing a multi-disciplinary approach to our work.
FAILA BLArch. (hons)
Registered Landscape Architect
As practice principle, registered landscape architect and founding director of Newforms, Matt has extensive experience in the management and delivery of projects in all aspects of landscape architectural design and construction. In addition to a passion for landscape architecture, Matt has an ardent curiosity for architecture, design and horticulture, and has been involved with the delivery of premium quality landscapes in Western Australia for a period spanning almost two decades.
With this extensive experience, Matt has gained a thorough understanding of best practice design & construction techniques, achieving high quality outcomes. This experience extends to an adept understanding of cost control and budget management enabling him to facilitate practical and creative solutions. It is also Matts belief that best practice environmentally sustainable design initiatives as a minimum, be demonstrated in the built environment, and believes it is achievable whilst maintaining a high design aesthetic.
Throughout his career, Matt has been an active member with the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA), and held the WA state presidency role for two terms. For his contributions to the institute and the landscape architectural profession more broadly, Matt was made a Fellow in 2014. In 2018, Matt was honourably recognised as a winner of the prestigious 40Under40 awards.
Since joining Newforms in 2005, Matthew has played a leading role in all aspects of the design process managing projects from schematic design through to realisation. Matthew is an experienced senior designer & critical thinker, with a creative approach to problem solving, possessing a comprehensive understanding of design and construction.
Through significant experience and a background in graphic design, Matthew has developed fine analytical skills, a critical eye for detail, and understands the importance of high-quality outcomes. Matthew has experience in the design of a diverse range of projects including civic, commercial, industrial, multi-residential and high-end residential projects, working in both a landscape architectural & architectural design capacity on projects locally and abroad.
Having had a diverse career involved in a wide range of creative disciplines, Matthew has honed his abilities to deal with the needs and expectations of a broad spectrum of clients through a variety of projects.
Newforms offers a full range of design services from schematic design & concept creation through to completing comprehensive construction documentation.
NEWFORMS partner company PHASE3 landscape construction is a Perth based contracting company that offers a comprehensive service in all aspects of landscape construction. PHASE3 provides a cost for services for each of our projects, however there is no obligation to proceed to construction with PHASE3 and the work may be tendered to other parties.
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