Greater emphasis than ever before is being placed on good landscape design in all levels of education facilities, in recognition of the importance of creating stimulating, engaging spaces that address a variety of needs, including outdoor learning, play, activity and socialisation, as well as quieter spaces for contemplation, reflection and retreat. The landscape must not only be functional and robust to successfully accommodate the intense, high use demands placed on it, but must also create an attractive setting and environment for the facility that addresses the diverse needs of students, teachers and visitors, including parents. PLAN E has considerable experience in designing beautiful, engaging and functional environments across the full range of education facilities, from child care to primary and secondary schools and tertiary campuses.

Collaborative Design Approach

A collaborative design approach is essential to ensure holistic, well-considered master planning and design of the campus that considers and addresses the site conditions and context, social and cultural influences and needs, the client and user requirements, and budgetary constraints. This approach is becoming increasingly important with the growing trend to integrate education facilities more into the community and opening them for greater community use.

Close coordination with the architect and other consultants will result in a well-integrated design where the architecture and landscape work in harmony to create a functional, seamless environment that acknowledges and respects the surrounding social, cultural and built-form context.


For more information on the benefits of landscape architecture in Education, download our Capability Statement