Newforms Landscape Architecture is a vibrant and dynamic team that offers innovative ideas and solutions for the design of a wide range of landscapes. With a focus on cutting edge design, Newforms prides itself on creative, unique, intuitive and sustainable solutions to the design challenges presented by the unique conditions in contemporary urban and natural Australian environments. The practice focuses on a design methodology that synthesises the creation of landscapes that identify with their context and community; are inclusive; demonstrating best practices; engage an evidence based approach; and environmentally sustainable design principles.
Newforms Landscape Architecture was founded by Directors Matt Huxtable BLArch.(hons) and Ryan Healy BLArch in 2001 and has acquired extensive knowledge designing and delivering a wide scope of projects, varying in type, size and scale. Newforms’ demonstrated experience includes: private gardens; roof and vertical gardens; edible gardens; public gardens; master planning; WSUD responses; play spaces; design guidelines; concept design; community consultation; multidiscipline team management; public art collaboration; high standard design detailing; custom urban furniture; construction documentation; administration including inspection for quality control and compliance during construction works and report writing.
Newforms philosophy is simple; to transpose our passion for design into the creation of great environments for people.
Creatively conceived, rigorously developed, methodically detailed, meticulously constructed and adhering to best practice in environmental sustainable design. These are the foundations for all Newforms projects.
Through careful research and a thorough design process, Newforms pay particular attention to the uniqueness of every site and its context as well as its ecological, historical and social requirements which result in the creation of dynamic and multi-layered landscapes.
Newforms offers a dynamic team capable of providing sustainable and innovative landscape design responses and is committed to explore innovation through colours, textures, materials (reuse and recycling) particularly in regards to best environmental practice, construction and life cycle costs.
Newforms is dedicated to ensuring that all construction details and materials are of the highest standard and are appropriate to their application and location, a process that results in finished projects which not only hold their aesthetic appeal but also stand the test of time.
As well as the overall focus on design, Newforms also concentrates on creating and maintaining effective communications and building lasting client relationships which facilitates project management, well resolved projects and a high level of client satisfaction.
The Newforms team appreciates the requirement for optimal results, and is committed to being an energetic team striving for high quality outcomes while ensuring the client and all stakeholders requirements and expectations are exceeded.
Newforms works in collaboration with a wide range of consultants, providing a multi-disciplinary approach to projects when required. Further to core personnel assigned to projects and in order to maximise creative and experiential input all senior staff are involved in design workshops and periodic in house peer review of works in progress.
SKILLS & SERVICES
The design team offers a wide range of skills for the expression of ideas from artistic sketches to computer design and presentation. Through the varied experience and knowledge within the design team Newforms has the ability to undertake a wide variety of project types including commercial, civic, industrial and high end residential.
• Scope of Works & Brief Formulation
• Site Assessment & Interpretation
• Concept Design
• Analysis and Report Compilation
• Council Planning Approval Submissions
• Documentation Drawings & Specification for Construction
• Contract Administration
• Project Management
• Master Planning
• Urban Design
• Development Guidelines
• Management Plans
• Architectural Visualisation, Illustration and 3D Modelling
• Furniture Design
• Landscape Art
• Lighting Design
• Signage Design
BIM (Building Information Modelling)
Newforms has the capacity to deliver projects in REVIT software, satisfying requirements for BIM (Building Information Modelling). Newforms committed to training its staff in BIM software specifically REVIT in 2011, have implemented the software and are currently delivering BIM requirements for a number of projects.
Newforms is fully compliant and experienced in using in the following software packages:
• 3DS Max;
• Adobe Creative Suite; and
• Microsoft Office.
We do all CAD file exchanges in DWG file formats. All official documents are issued in PDF format. Our staff have extensive experience in using project management systems such as Aconex and Microsoft Project.
Newforms are active members of the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) and are accredited members of the ‘Waterwise Landscaper’ program.
Newforms currently holds Professional Indemnity and Public Liability Insurance to a policy limit of $10 million respectively. Workers Compensation insurance is valid to a limit of $50 million.