Dr Josh Byrne
BSc(Hons)(EnvSc), DipHort, PhD
Josh regularly consults to West Australian state agencies such as Water Corporation, DevelopmentWA and the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority on matters relating to urban water management, environmental technology and design, and has contributed to projects around Australia.
Josh is a Research Fellow with Curtin University’s Sustainability Policy Institute and the CRC for Low Carbon Living, and an Adjunct Associate Professor with the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of New South Wales. His research activities span high performance housing, water sensitive design and sustainable urban developments.
Josh is a recipient of the Australian Water Association’s WA Water Professional of the Year Award, Murdoch University’s Distinguished Alumni Award for Science and Engineering and the WA Planning Industry of Australia Planning Champion Award. He is Patron of the Conservation Council of WA and Sustainable Gardening Australia, an Advocate for the national collaborative 202020 Vision urban greening initiative and an Ambassador for the Living Smart household sustainability program and Nature Play WA.
Morgan worked on the Sustainable Landscape Management Plans for the Department of Defence, the MRA’s Perth Cultural Centre Revitalisation Project, which encompasses the Urban Orchard, the Urban Wetland and Musical Playspace, and a number of important water efficiency projects for the Water Corporation.
Morgan’s passion for bespoke nature based playspaces is evident in his work on the Kwinana Adventure Park, the Yallingup Foreshore and school nature play areas with the Department of Education.
Morgan has specialist expertise in commercial irrigation and hydraulic systems, which ensures that JBA’s fit for purpose irrigation systems are designed for maximum efficiency, benefiting our clients and the landscapes they service.
Principal – Landscape Architecture and
Senior Landscape Architect
Hannah has worked on numerous high-profile projects for the likes of DevelopmentWA, Water Corporation and many metropolitan and regional councils. Projects include residential infill developments, water parks, feature playgrounds, sporting reserves and streetscapes.
Hannah graduated from RMIT University in Melbourne in 2013, during which time she completed a semester abroad at Arizona State University, USA.
Since working with JBA Hannah has developed a strong sense of responsibility to design for environmentally sustainable outcomes, adding to her passion for culture and heritage. Hannah is also fully aware that she works among a knowledgeable, supportive and creative team, that foster her curiosity and willingness to challenge built-environment norms while using design as a tool to create a better future.
Dr Jen Lorrimar-Shanks
Architect(ARB UK), BAppSc, BArch(Hons), PhD, WELL AP
Jen has expertise and specialist qualifications in sustainability and health and wellbeing. She has authored academic publications on sustainability and urbanism, and created output for health and wellbeing taskforces. She is a qualified WELL Building Standard AP and has extensive knowledge of how the designed environment impacts occupants and users and how it can be optimised for human health and wellbeing.
Senior Landscape Architect
Cat began her landscape architecture career in Melbourne in 1999 after completing her degree in Perth and has been based in Melbourne ever since. While maintaining her ‘other’ career as a musician, she has attained a wealth of experience from her work on high profile landscape architecture, streetscape and urban design projects in Victoria and Western Australia.
Senior Landscape Architect
Asile has practical experience supervising the building of projects through to practical completion as well as overseeing the project management and construction coordination. He has knowledge of South-east Asian & Western Australian plants and a thorough understanding of the Australian Standards and BCA code knowledge.
He graduated from the University of Western Australia and had completed a semester abroad at the University of Copenhagen (Denmark) pursuing Urban Design.
Michal’s focus is on developing valuable local eco-systems and vibrant community areas. Her solid experience in the Autocad and Adobe software suites allows her to easily illustrate these concepts while achieving the desired outcomes.
Michal worked in the horticulture industry after completing a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture at the University of Western Australia. This was the outcome of a long-standing desire to direct her career into an industry that is personally meaningful while also making a valuable and dynamic contribution towards a thriving ecological and social environment. Prior to this Michal had a long term career within the finance industry.
Michal is excited with the opportunities presented at JBA who champion her ideals for the industry, in particular, the transformation of space and place for the betterment of the environment, society and the individual.
Joy (jinxin) Zhang
Joy is skilled in AutoCAD, Rhino, SketchUp, ArcGIS and the Adobe Creative Suite, and she has advance hand drawing skills. She completed her Master of Landscape Architecture in Melbourne and has studied in India, France, Canada and China.
Joy’s range of experience and passion for research-based design makes her a valuable member of the JBA design team. Similarly, she appreciates the opportunity to develop holistic solutions to landscape environmental issues which showcase design thoughtfulness and innovation.
BEng, BSc, GSAP
Principal – Built Environment Sustainability
Mark has worked on built environment sustainability projects throughout Australia, promoting newly emerging holistic sustainability frameworks, such as One Planet Living and the Living Building Challenge.
He advises on retrofitting, NABERS and energy efficiency, and he has project experience with the U.S. based LEED framework. Mark has conducted extensive work with the Green Building Council of Australia, and he has provided built form sustainability advice on a broad range of project types throughout metropolitan and regional Australia.
Mark sits on the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) management board for the EnviroDevelopment framework in Western Australia. He assesses EnviroDevelopment projects, advises on management of the assessment tool and he contributes to UDIA WA’s wider position on sustainability.
URBAN WATER & SOCIAL SUSTAINABILITY LEAD
D’arcy is an experienced event manager and he has produced radio and television for a variety of public and commercial broadcast organisations. D’arcy is proficient in dealing with various content management systems as well as design software tools.
Finance & Administration Manager
Gerri’s career spans a diverse range of industries, working for publicly listed and private companies, which has provided her with a broad commercial foundation to complement the JBA team.