Our Team

JBA’s strength lies in our ability to combine the skills of our multidisciplinary team to deliver a truly integrated service. Our staff are passionate and innovative professionals in their respective fields, while the organisation is committed to excellence through coordination and detail.

Dr Josh Byrne

BSc(Hons)(EnvSc), DipHort, PhD

Director

Josh is an environmental scientist and urban design professional with a national profile as a consultant, researcher and communicator in urban sustainability. His technical expertise spans amenity horticulture, water sensitive urban design and sustainable housing.

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Josh provides technical input into JBA’s project work and strategic oversight and engagement during project delivery, alongside his wider media, academic and advisory activities.

Paul Verity

BLArch, AILA

Principal – Landscape Architecture and
Urban Design

Paul’s approach intertwines the disciplines of Urban Design and Landscape Architecture which he has developed through professional practice and academic research. This multidisciplinary perspective enables Paul to combine lateral and critical thinking with design and scientific principles to arrive at sophisticated designed outcomes.

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Paul leads the JBA design team and is responsible for overseeing projects throughout the design phase.

Robin Burnage

BA(Hons), DipLA, AILA, CMLI

Senior Project Manager

With over 25 years’ experience in the landscape architecture and civil engineering industries, Robin has significant proven design, construction and project management experience.

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Robin has worked in senior positions in Australia since 2006 and has contributed as a member on various LGA Design Review Panels since 2017. He has a full working knowledge of WA Planning System, significant policy frameworks/guidance and best practice. His depth of experience in large scale multi-million dollar projects provides clients with peace of mind in minimising project risks during construction.

Dr Jen Lorrimar-Shanks

Architect(ARB UK), BAppSc, BArch(Hons), PhD, WELL AP

Senior Designer

Jen trained as an architect before undertaking doctoral research on sustainable urbanism. She has extensive experience in developing place-specific, evidence-based design responses to projects ranging from residential design, to urban developments and civic spaces.

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Jen’s research and analytical expertise is utilised at the front end of the JBA design team’s process ensuring sensitive responses to cultural, historic and environmental considerations in our landscape architectural and urban design projects.

Michal Carder

BLArch

Landscape Architect

Michal combines a strong sense of design with her love of plants and ecology. She trained as a landscape architect at UWA in Perth whilst working in the amenity horticulture industry and brings this practical combination of skills to the design team.

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In addition to her graphic design and documentation capabilities, Michal’s passion for plants sees her contribute to the development of planting schemes across a range of our design projects.

Tim Delany

BDes

 Landscape Architect

Tim’s approach to design is underpinned by an understanding that healthy landscapes and healthy communities go hand in hand. He believes that you celebrate a place’s story by weaving engaging and cohesive narrative into design, which is key to creating a compelling and enduring experience.

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Tim uses his background as an artist, musician and his work with indigenous groups to create ecologically sensitive, socially inclusive and culturally empowering design solutions. He uses his strong graphic communication and visualisation skills, both digital and hand drawn, to help deliver landscape-driven projects at a range of scales and types.
Tim is highly experienced in using Adobe photoshop and Illustrator, as well as being proficient with CAD based programs. He also has strong plant knowledge, having previously worked within the landscape construction and nursery industries.

Madi Brown

BLArch (Hons)

Graduate Landscape Architect

Madi started at JBA in 2021 and quickly demonstrated her ability to interpret project briefs and utilise a suite of software programs to deliver impactful 2D and 3D design documentation.

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Madi provides design visualisation and documentation support to JBA’s senior landscape team using the Adobe software suite, 3d design software SketchUp and real time rendering and VR software Enscape.

Melissa McGrath

BSc(Hons), GradCertUrbDesign

URBAN WATER & SOCIAL SUSTAINABILITY LEAD

Melissa has qualifications in human geography and urban design and has an extensive experience in community engagement, behaviour change and sustainability transition processes.

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Melissa’s expertise as a practitioner and researcher in the social sciences compliments JBA’s design, science and engineering capabilities. She leads projects relating to water sensitive urban design and urban sustainability, with a focus on research, policy, engagement and communication.

Dr Christine Campbell (nee Eon)

BE (Environmental Engineering), MSC, PhD

Sustainability Engineer

Christine’s work focuses on understanding the nexus between building design, technologies and occupants’ everyday practices, and their respective contributions to energy and water use in residential buildings and precincts.

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At JBA she manages industry led research and consultancy projects and delivers strategic solutions within the Net Zero Buildings and Precincts space. Her expertise in the technical aspects of environmental sustainability (such as Net Zero design, circular economy and carbon accounting) is well complemented by her in-depth knowledge of social science.

Christine has experience in environmental management and reporting, community engagement and training. She has in-depth knowledge of survey design, data analysis (Excel), eToolLCA, ISO 14001 and carbon accounting.

Christine provides a unique viewpoint through her wide skillset, experiences and education in Australia and overseas. Her research skills, analytical and communication abilities are demonstrated through her peer-reviewed academic publications and conference presentations.

D’arcy Hodgkinson

BA(Broad)

Communications Manager

Darcy is responsible for the Company’s corporate communications activities, as well as the national media commitments of Josh Byrne.

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Darcy also manages JBA’s communications consultancy projects, utilising his background in radio and television production, event management, multimedia and graphic design.

Geraldine Male

BCom(Acc), CPA

Finance & Administration Manager

Geraldine (Gerri) is responsible for JBA’s financial and administrative operations, including the Company’s Human Resource, Occupational Safety and Health, and Quality Management Systems commitments.

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Gerri is a Certified Practicing Accountant. Her career spans a diverse range of industries, working for both private and publicly listed companies, which has provided her with a broad commercial foundation to compliment the JBA team.