Design Philosophy

"Art in the landscape provides an extra dimension to spaces that would otherwise be solely dependent on plants. Using plants and art to complement each other results in multi-layered spaces that provide stimulation and engagement on many levels. It also provides an opportunity for expression on a particularly personal plane, where pieces of art, sculpture or text are chosen to reflect the individual tastes, style and personality of the landscape's users."

Neil Hobbs

Neil Hobbs

Principal Landscape Architect

Neil is a FAILA registered Landscape Architect and founding partner at Harris Hobbs Landscapes. An alumni of the University of Canberra, Neil specialises in commercial and government sector projects ranging from preliminary design through to documentation and construction.

Neil has participated in a number of allied organisations, including membership to the Governing Council of the Gallery of Australian Design. He is twice the Past National President of the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects, and has served as a member of the AILA National Council for nearly a decade.

Karina Harris

Principal Landscape Architect

Karina is an AILA registered Landscape Architect and founding partner at Harris Hobbs Landscapes. An alumni from the University of Canberra, Karina specialises in residential landscape and playground design.

Her CV includes lecturing in design at The Canberra Institute of Technology, and is also a past President of the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects ACT Chapter.

Karina's award-winning landscape designs have set the benchmark for residential gardens in the ACT, with many topping the list of house sales in recent years.

David Foster

Senior Landscape Architect

David is a Registered Landscape Architect with an extensive background in commercial scale landscape design, strategic planning and project management.

David is a registered landscape architect with over thirteen years experience on projects throughout Australia, Asia and Europe. Experience in local government, private practice, construction and permaculture has seen the opportunity to create a variety of projects from small to large scales with differing functions and aesthetics.

Jiayi Sun

Landscape Architect

Jiayi (Joey) Sun is a landscape architect with more than 2 years’ professional experience in
projects across various fields of the the profession, ranging from master plans for community landscape; redesign in an multi - unit village development; roof gardens in apartments; a public experimental space in a town centre and outdoor play space in new planned suburbs.

Jiayi has developed skills in master planning, design development, 3D modeling, documentation and graphic presentation. 

She is passionate about transforming space to
enhance our experiences of the place. 

Heeseon Jung


Heeseon is a draftsperson at Harris Hobbs Landscapes, assisting the team realise their visions in technical and visually appealing drawings.

With extensive experience working on both residential and commercial projects across Australia, Heeseon is well-versed in industry design tools to produce concepts and detailed design documentation, as well as web / print publications for the firm.

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