What We Do

Josh Byrne & Associates' (JBA) professional in-house skills incorporate landscape architecture, environmental engineering and sustainability, community engagement and communications.

Landscape Architecture & Urban Design

JBA offers landscape architectural and urban design services across commercial, civic and community sectors. Our focus is to maximise the value and benefits of designed spaces.

JBA is highly experienced in the design and construction superintendence of urban landscapes, particularly public spaces, infill developments and ecologically sensitive areas needing environmentally responsive design. We provide our clients with an evidence based design service that responds to the aspirations of the client, the community and the intricacies of the site.
Depending on client and project requirements, JBA can also provide supporting consultancy across built environment sustainability, communications and engagement, or work with other consultants who are fulfilling these roles as part of a broader project team.

Our design services include:

  • Master planning
  • Concept design
  • Detailed design and specification
  • Project costing and review
  • Project management, superintendence and contract administration
  • Specialist consultancy

Built Environment Sustainability

JBA works collaboratively in project teams to set sustainability targets, develop strategies, and support the design process to achieve the objectives set for the built environment. We look for opportunities that emerge from a multidisciplinary approach to make our projects more than the sum of their parts.

Our integrated approach results in sustainability advice that improves building and precinct scale energy, resource and water efficiency, as well as liveability and urban greening. We champion the move to a more sustainable future and a greater understanding of the strategic drivers and the policy context.

Our experience and broad industry involvement allows us to achieve sustainability goals without compromising the design process. Whether it be developing a bespoke sustainability strategy, or implementing applied research, JBA begins with what is best for the project, seeking out its strengths.

Depending on client and project requirements, JBA can provide sustainability consulting services at a variety of scales as part of a broader project team or offer it as a value add alongside our landscape architectural and urban design services.

Our sustainability consulting offerings include:

  • Developing sustainability visions, frameworks and strategies for urban development projects and local governments, including contextual analysis, broader strategic alignment and innovative options for sustainable design initiatives.

  • Feasibility studies and options analyses for renewable energy, net zero and energy efficient building design, circular economy and carbon accounting, alternate water supply, water sensitive urban design (WSUD) and green infrastucture, materials, waste avoidance and resource recovery,

  • Application of sustainability certification frameworks such as Green Star Communities, EnviroDevelopment and One Planet Living; as well as accredited providers of Water Sensitive Cities Index tool.

  • Water balance calculations and urban water management plans.

  • Design, conduct and communicate outcomes of applied research projects to understand the ‘on-ground’ outcomes of implemented sustainability initiatives, particularly for urban development projects.

  • Social science offerings such as survey design and implementation, workshop facilitation and behaviour change.

Communications & Engagement

JBA’s approach to project communications and engagement is to inform, consult and inspire, enabling stakeholders to meaningfully participate in projects, facilitating project ownership and ongoing involvement.

JBA’s experience in communications and engagement is regularly drawn upon to support the delivery of our design and technical project work and increase the impact of project outcomes on behalf of our clients and stakeholders. We devise novel approaches to communicate and we utilise a broad suite of media services and platforms. We share project messaging and promote stakeholder input, leveraging Josh Byrne’s national media profile.

Our unique combination of professional experience in communications, research and design, ensures that our outputs are visually engaging and technically accurate. JBA often works along side the corporate communications teams of our clients, providing specialist project related technical input to promotional material to ensure content is on point and technically accurate.

JBA’s communications and engagement offerings include:

  • Strategic stakeholder and community engagement
  • Project related multimedia production, including video and digital media
  • Project related event management including workshops and presentations
  • Project related copy writing and document design