Enlocus_

Enlocus was established in 2011. The principals have 30 years combined specialist experience in designing and delivering active public realm design and event spaces across Australia and internationally.

SERVICES

Urban Design

Enlocus have delivered commercial and public projects across Australia, with a focus on the program and function of these interactive spaces. We have experience in providing cultural facilities, including performing arts centres, galleries and interpretive amenities.

Parks

We have masterplanned, designed and documented parks Australia-wide, accommodating the varying requirements of the site, including play and social gathering spaces and key infrastructure which serve the diverse needs of users. We design spaces which engage with their contexts, and which promote pride and ownership among the local community.

Playspaces

We design accessible, flexible and innovative play and nature spaces which are inclusive of children of all abilities and ages, promoting imaginative and unstructured play and the development of physical skills.

Education

Enlocus have provided landscape architectural services for a number of primary schools, new build vertical secondary schools, and University Framework projects around Victoria. We are Pre-Qualified Consultants for Landscape Architecture services on the Victorian Government - Treasury and Finance, Construction Supplier Register (CSR).

MICHAEL FORD

Director - Landscape Architect

  • Bachelor of Landscape Architecture
    (1st Class Hons., RMIT University)
  • Diploma of Landscape Design (NMIT)
  • Diploma of Horticulture (NMIT)

Michael is a principal of Enlocus and has specialist skills in contemporary design approaches, architectural form, construction and fabrication, and has worked on a range of challenging public realm, community and urban spaces. He has worked extensively internationally on a range of significant projects ranging in scale from large urban masterplans to regional scale public realm projects. Having practiced professionally for 13+ years, and having a lead role in design and delivery of several award-winning community projects, Michael is determined to extend from these successes to positively affect our public space.

JASON MCNAMEE

DIRECTOR - LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT

  • Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (RMIT University)
  • Bachelor of Science – Environmental Horticulture (University of Melbourne)

Jason is passionately committed to broad-reaching community engagement with communities, from regional Australia to innercity municipalities. He has extensive experience in leading the design and delivery of several award-winning projects with significant engineering and technical components. Jason is dedicated to creating meaningful, engaging and functional spaces that will be valued by the community.

Nathan Distel

Landscape Architect

  • Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (RMIT University)

Nathan has worked extensively on the Gympie Youth Precinct, Viaduct Park Skate and Youth Space, Gnarojin Masterplan and Endeavour Hills Community Plaza projects with Enlocus. He has a strong client focus, and experience working on projects with complex technical requirements.

Sylvia Zhang

Landscape Architect

  • Bachelor of Landscape Architecture
    (Southwest University for Nationalities, China)
  • Master of Landscape Architecture (RMIT University)

Sylvia has particular interests in projects for public realm and water-related environments in an urban context. Throughout her academic career, she has been engaged in an extensive range of studios. She has honed and developed her visual communication skills through 7 years of studies in landscape architecture, across different countries. Sylvia believes that “great design is a product of collaboration, innovation, passion and sensitivity”.

Stine Bertelsen

Animation and Technical Documentation

  • Bachelor of Creative Arts – Motion Capture & Animation (Deakin)
  • 3D Design and Animation (Noroff, Norway)
  • Technical Design with Cad 2D/3D (Noroff, Norway)
  • Technical Drawing – Building and Machine (NKI, Norway)

Stine has a professional background in drafting, 3D modelling, animation, rendering and visualisation. She has been involved in several major projects for Enlocus, including managing, drafting and 3D modelling for the Endeavour Hills Community Plaza and 3D modelling for visualisation purposes for the Gympie Youth Precinct. She also has experience in earthworks calculations for both projects in Civil 3D.

Will Muhleisen

Student Landscape Architect

  • Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (RMIT University)

Jess Young

Practice Manager

  • Bachelor of Arts (University of Melbourne)

Jess has experience working in the legal sector, both as an Executive Assistant to Partners and Senior Associates at Mallesons Stephen Jaques, and as an administrator within the firm’s marketing department. She has also worked as an EA to several senior executives in the office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor – Design and Social Context, at RMIT University.

SERVICES

Arts & cultural precincts

Our approach to arts and cultural precinct design seeks to facilitate social inclusion, cultural vibrancy and the economic development of local businesses. Enlocus’ major arts and cultural precinct projects, including Brunswick Civic and Cultural Precinct and Morgan Court, activate these important community sites, enhancing pedestrian access, creating flexible, accessible and inviting public spaces.

Tourism, feasibility & economic development

Our practice has experience in the provision of feasibility studies and conceptual work for tourism projects across Australia, assisting clients in achieving their future vision and funding requirements. We approach these studies by exploring the best value for money and identifying potential opportunities for site development, while ensuring the minimisation of environmental impact.

Youth spaces & skateparks

We are Australia's leading designers of large-scale youth spaces, including projects such as Gympie Youth Precinct, Viaduct Park Skate and Youth Space and Endeavour Hills Community Plaza. Our youth space projects incorporate features such integrated social spaces, audio-visual capabilities and bespoke furniture.

Skatepark audits & assessments

Enlocus has extensive experience in the provision of park assessments and audits across Australia. Our meticulous approach to functional assessments assist clients in identifying potential hazards and liabilities, and providing them with a strategic plan with recommendations for repair, replacement or upgrade. We aim to enhance facility safety and potential hours of use through the incorporation of CPTED principles, and to broaden opportunities for the inclusion of a variety of sports.

WE WORK TOGETHER

The senior staff at Enlocus have collaborated with a select team of specialists and consultants on several award-winning projects across Australia. Our team have combined expertise in community engagement, design, rigorous technical documentation and engineering, fabrication, lighting and AV to deliver world leading public spaces. Enlocus have led these projects providing instrumental design, project management, technical knowledge and expertise, ensuring the projects retained their design intent, whilst always being conscious of community expectations, through to construction.

MORE THAN 200 COMMUNITIES

Our practice is dedicated to genuine and extensive community consultation and engagement. We ensure we are available to meet, spend time with and understand all voices within the community. We have proven our capacity to engage with communities with over 200+ projects across Australia and internationally. Our approach to design and delivery of public realm is founded on our appreciation and understanding of how people use space, how they relate to each other, what they value and how they communicate. This is an insight and a respect that allows us to deliver playful but meaningful public spaces for the whole community.

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