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Taylor Cullity Lethlean (TCL) is passionate about the poetic expression of the Australian landscape and contemporary culture. This has permeated our design work in a multiplicity of public settings, from urban waterfronts to desert walking trails. In each case the detailed exploration of context, site and community have informed outcomes and enriched the patterning and detail of built landscapes.
Four streams of investigation have informed the practice’s work:
- Contemporary urban life and global culture
- The elemental power of site and landscape
- Artistic practice in a range of disciplines
- The creation of a sustainable future
The results of this dynamic dialogue with clients, communities, academics, and colleagues is an eclectic body of work woven together by a common thread of quality, commitment and surprisingly simple but rich environments which support the life of the communities they serve.
Many projects have been for significant cultural institutions such as museums, botanic gardens, universities and national parks, while others have been part of major urban redevelopments. For example: theAustralian Consul Generals Residence, Kobe Japan; the North Terrace Redevelopment Adelaide; Uluru Aboriginal Cultural Centre; the Forest Gallery at Melbourne Museum; Melbourne’s Victoria Harbour Development; and Geelong Waterfront Redevelopment. These and many other projects have been the subject of numerous awards. Some prestigious international awards include the 2013 World Architecture Festival ‘Best Landscape’ award for the Australian Garden, the 2003 and 2012 ‘World’s Best Waterfront’ for Geelong Waterfront Redevelopment and Auckland Waterfront Redevelopment. Other awards of note include the 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2010 and 2012 Award of Excellence by the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects, and the 2002 and 2006 Australia Award for Excellence in Urban Design This success is borne out of an open studio-based approach where the principals lead the design of each project supported by a talented group of landscape architects and urban designers.
TCL specialises in:
- Community spaces and public parks
- Urban Streets and plazas
- Waterfront developments
- National Park masterplans and their detail design
- Cultural and Heritage projects
Importantly, we have brought creativity, contemporary design thinking and a touch of the poetic to our projects and created memorable environments which have enhanced the social, cultural, environmental and economic lives of the communities in which we have worked.