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.


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 interpretative centres.


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.


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.


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).


Founding Director

  • 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.


Founding Director

  • 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.

Stine Bertelsen

Senior Project Manager

  • 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 is responsible for overseeing all aspects of our projects, playing a pivotal role in ensuring their seamless technical management and delivery. She has a professional background in drafting, 3D modelling, animation, rendering and visualisation with her broad skillset across multiple platforms such as AutoCAD, 3D Max, Photoshop, Premier, After Effects and more.

Stine also has experience in creating earthworks plans, sections & calculations in Civil 3D and assisting with the Contract Administration for both projects. Her eye for detail and eagerness to learn has broadened her technical expertise in resolving design aspects for structures, precast, lighting and electrical as needed for each project she’s involved with.

Nathan Distel

Senior 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. He is also currently undertaking a Masters of Urban Planning and Environment at RMIT University.

Esther Honybun

Landscape Architect

  • Bachelor of Landscape Architectural Design (RMIT University)

Esther graduated from RMIT with a Bachelor of Landscape Architectural Design. She is passionate about the relationships between people and place, rural Australia, the inner city and the complex landscapes we inhabit. Esther brings enthusiasm and drive to her role, and a determination to continue to build upon her studies and knowledge. .

Veronica Lee

Designer / Architectural Undergraduate

  • Bachelor of Design (Architecture) (The University of Melbourne)
  • Veronica graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Design, majoring in Architecture. Previously she worked in the Urban Design and Mixed-use sectors at ClarkeHopkinsClarke Architects. She has a particular interest in the social systems of public space and how place-contextual relationships can be better reflected in the design of our built environment..

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.


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.


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.


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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