Studio Locations

Melbourne
L1/ 11 Amsterdam Street
Richmond VIC 3121

Mornington Peninsula
130 Hotham Road
Sorrento VIC 3943

Perth
49 Phillimore Street
Fremantle WA 6160

Philosophy

Mala is a landscape architecture and urban design practice, driven by a passion to create inspiring and responsive environments.

We provide high quality design and project management services across all sectors and scales. The studio places a strong emphasis on creative site specific designs focused on strategic investigation, human experience, sound environmental direction and commitment to simplicity and beauty.

Above all, we love what we do, and enjoy working with equally passionate clients and collaborators on a diverse range of projects that improve the world around us.

Studio

Our multidisciplinary studio draws from the fields of landscape architecture, architecture, urban design, industrial design and place making. Our practice culture is open, curious and collaborative. For each project, we draw from the expertise of our diverse team and bring in the best specialists from our network of collaborators.

 

 

Approach

Our design approach is intuitive, thoughtful and subtle.

  • At the start of each project, we search for the people and processes that drive the site, often finding opportunities beyond the original brief.
  • Through the design process, we seek simple and elegant gestures that unlock these opportunities. We craft thoughtful, beautiful details to bring these ideas into reality.
  • We consider succession and evolution from the outset—each project is open-ended and designed to improve with time. We set the initial conditions with a great deal of care but ultimately hand over the next chapters.
Team

Campbell Morris/ Managing Director
Bob Barton/ Creative Director
Vanessa Godoy/ Studio Manager
Anna Mulvany/ Marketing Manager
Jen Lynch/ Business Development Manager
Julia Robinson/ Associate & Perth Studio Lead
Joe Morgan-Payler/ Associate Landscape Architect
Elise Northover/ Senior Landscape Architect
Martin Woodbine/ Senior Landscape Architect
Elise Aldworth/ Senior Landscape Architect
Alisha Baker/ Landscape Architect
Lewis Tanner/ Landscape Architect
Elisha Quintal/ Landscape Architect
Conrad Cooper/ Landscape Architect
Amber Yu/ Graduate Landscape Architect
Joseph Gauci-Seddon/ Architect
Isobel Taylor/ Graduate Architect
Harry Colley/ Industrial Designer

Managing Director

Campbell Morris

Campbell is the founder and Managing Director of Mala. Over the past 17 years, he has led some of the country’s largest landscape and urban design projects and gained in-depth knowledge and expertise across all sectors. Prior to establishing Mala, Campbell worked for ten years at Taylor Cullity Lethlean (TCL) and three years at the City of Boroondara. Mala was established out of his passion for the Australian landscape and built environment.

Creative Director

Bob Barton

Bob guides the creative and strategic thinking at Mala. Bob has diverse experience across placemaking, tourism and hospitality, land restoration, waterways, urban design, and creative reuse strategy. His ability to work across these areas allows him to create holistic environments that are true to the nature of place and inspire the people who use them.

Associate- Perth Studio Lead

Julia Robinson

Julia is an Associate Landscape Architect with over 15 years’ experience. After 10 years heading up the landscape department at ARM in Melbourne Julia returned to her home state of WA to establish and lead Mala’s Perth Studio. Most recently Julia led the team through the masterplanning, concept design and consultation phases to successfully obtain a Development Application for the high-profile Perth Girls School and Edward Millen House projects.