Matthew Ritson

Personal Experience

Matthew completed his Landscape Architecture Degree in 2010 with Honours and the University Medal. He spent 18 months working at McGregor Coxall as a student Landscape Architect before departing for the UK to spend two years working on projects of various scales in both London and throughout the UK.

On his return to Australia, Matthew rejoined the McGregor Coxall team where he has progressed to Associate and studio technical design leader. He is passionate to bring a positive contribution to the environmental, ecological and social infrastructures of cities and believes that built landscapes should strive to have a positive impact as well as acting as catalysts for further sustainable development.

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Hossein Rizeei

Personal Experience

Hossein is a highly qualified GIS scientist with more than 16 years’ experience as a data scientist, geospatial modeler, geospatial data engineer and environmental project manager. He has designed, developed, and tested several geospatial-based methodologies to assess urban planning, natural hazards, green infrastructure metrics using GIS, remote sensing, artificial intelligence, and statistical techniques.

Hossein’s repertoire in delivering informed solutions includes the employment of machine learning models in geospatial systems, geospatial 3D analysis, geospatial database querying, Web GIS, airborne/spaceborne image processing, feature extraction, time serious analysis in forecasting modelling and domain adaptation in various environmental applications.

Throughout his professional life, Hossein has also published several ISI papers, book chapters and conference scientific articles in these fields, while more recently delivering remote sensing assessments to extract the tree canopy coverage associated with height from Lidar point clouds and informing best practice in urban greening factor metrics.

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Tom Flugge

Personal Experience

Thomas recently completed his bachelor’s in landscape architecture at RMIT. Having gained several years’ experience working in both landscape construction and the nursery industry, he has acquired a strong practical appreciation of soft-scape and plant selection.

Through his studies he has demonstrated a flare for communicating atmospheric designs that evoke a strong relationship between the built form and the landscape. Thomas also has a passion for agriculture and he has explored this through town planning studies, community planting schemes and urban park concepts.

Travelling extensively throughout Australia, Asia & Europe, Thomas has experienced a wide range of landscape systems. His mature and carefully considered design approach and clearly presented graphics and technical drawing are key strengths that benefit the Melbourne studio.

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Miranda Wilkinson

Personal Experience

Miranda has over 10 years international experience in Landscape Architecture and Urban Design. Committed to the ethos of sustainability, diversity, equality, and forward-thinking design solutions, she is co-Leader of McGregor Coxall’s Melbourne studio where she is jointly responsible for the practice’s Victorian operations and leading project teams.

Miranda also works with our global team to steer the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion strategy for the company. Miranda has outstanding experience in strategic thinking, developing award-winning masterplans and delivery of socially, environmentally and economically responsive projects such as Moonee Ponds Strategic Opportunities Plan, Docklands Primary School and the Shipwreck Coast Masterplan.

She is an agile strategist and strong collaborator enabling her to manage and bring about resolution of both project management and design challenges effectively and creatively throughout all stages of the project, and across all project types, scales and budgets.

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Joel Dalberger

Personal Experience

Joel is a Senior Environmental Engineer with 10 years’ experience across civil/geotechnical engineering, environmental design, and water strategy projects in Australia, Asia and the Pacific.

He has a Master degree of Integrated Water Management and has worked on a range of projects at local, catchment and regional scales across natural resource management and strategic planning. Having gained extensive experience working as an engineer for geotechnical consultancies in Sydney and Fiji, combined with international development assignments in Vietnam and India, he offers a strong understanding of the major issues facing cities, urban communities and natural environments around the globe. Joel values innovation and collaboration, complimenting the McGregor Coxall Landscape Architecture and Urban disciplines with a unique skill set that blends analysis, technical reporting, geotechnical and engineering assessment with an overarching design aesthetic.

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Owen Richards

Personal Experience

Owen is McGregor Coxall’s Global Environmental Leader. He has 24 years’ extensive experience in both public and private sectors of environmental and civil engineering. Owen’s experience in design and implementation of green infrastructure and nature-based solutions is extremely diverse and includes work in community-led projects in Asia, Australia and the Pacific.

He has worked and delivered a range of projects evolving the integration of green infrastructure initiatives, concept design, modelling, and technical input into tool kits and knowledge products, specifically relating to sea level rise, coastal vulnerability, storm surge assessments, subdivision design, hydrodynamic modelling, design of sewer and water infrastructure, water planning, Integrated Water Cycle Management (IWCM), Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) and Asia Sponge City projects.

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