design philosophy

"Every project starts as a case to be solved. I find design clues in the dimensions, existing architectural style and history of the space; the purpose to which it will be put; and perhaps most important of all, in the needs and nature of the client."


"My job is to bring to life something that already exists in the mind’s eye of the clienteven if they don’t know it yet."


"I like to think that when people move through a space I’ve designed, they’re unaware of the detail; they simply feel comfortable because it makes sense on every level, both theoretically and aesthetically."

Ethics and values As a member of the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) and a passionate advocate for his profession, Darren fully embraces the ethics and values laid out in the Charter for Australian Landscape Architects.