JBA has recently expanded operations, opening an office in Melbourne, Victoria. Headed up by Senior Landscape Architect, and native Melburnian, Hannah Lindsay, JBA will now deliver landscape design, sustainability and communication services from its new office co-located with HIP V HYPE in Brunswick, along with our home base in Fremantle.

The move builds on JBA’s earlier east coast consulting work. This includes Schools as a Catchment, a project for Environmental Education Victoria that highlights the value our educational institutions can play in better water management and sustainable urban landscaping. JBA also worked with the Australian Energy Foundation (formally Moreland Energy Foundation) on the North West Housing Adaptation Project, best practice water sensitive design and landscaping guidelines to improve the climate adaptability of Department of Human Services housing assets in the North West of Victoria. JBA has also worked on projects for Melbourne Water and Western Port Water, and regularly collaborates with Melbourne-based consulting teams on east coast projects.

Hannah has worked on numerous high-profile projects for the likes of LandCorp, Water Corporation and the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority, as well as metropolitan and regional councils. Projects include residential infill developments, nature-based play spaces, sporting reserves and streetscapes.

JBA Director Dr Josh Byrne has considerable experience working in Victoria through his research work with Curtin University and the CRC for Low Carbon Living, where his research activities span high performance housing, water sensitive design and sustainable urban developments.

HIP V. HYPE has offices in Melbourne and Byron Bay NSW and is considered ‘an entrepreneurial group of companies utilising design thinking to resolve more sustainable, more socially responsible and more intuitive solutions for our cities.’