GLAS is led by Mark Gillingham. Mark is a registered member of AILA and has over 20 years experience in the design industry in the UK and Australia. He has particular strengths in strategic landscape masterplanning and the design of public open space. With a passion for social spaces and urban ecology Mark believes in the transformational power of landscapes. Prior to establishing GLAS, Mark worked at a high level in design practices including most notably, Principal for Rush\Wright associates in Melbourne and Associate for Gustafson Porter in London. Through these practices, Mark has led projects across Australia, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. His diverse experience in design offices has provided the foundation for establishing GLAS as a creative and efficient design practice.
Phil Harkin joined GLAS in 2018. Phil has over 4 years experience as a Landscape Architect, having worked at Tract and MALA previously. Phil has a further 4 years experience working as a landscape contractor. He brings expertise in horticulture and detailing as well as graphic design and contract administration. Phil’s design work explores native and exotic planting diversity, as well as creative strategic solutions to urban issues. With GLAS Phil has led the design and documentation of a number of primary schools including Delcambe Primary school, Monbulk Primary School and Pascoe vale Primary School.
Marina Pizzotti joined GLAS in 2018. A recent graduate from the University of Melbourne, Marina brings excellent design and communication skills and expertise in graphical representation and 3D modelling. With a previous degree in Architecture from Brazil she is an excellent collaborator. She has been a key member of a number of GLAS’ education projects including the New Student precinct for the University of Melbourne and the Performing Arts Courtyard for Monash University.
Kunpeng Wang joined GLAS in 2019. Kunpeng graduated with distinction from University of Melbourne. Kunpeng specialises in 3D software with exceptional skills in Revit, Rhino, including Grasshoper and advanced rendering techniques. Kunpeng also has strong design and graphic skills with the ability to develop design tests from Rhino in other Adobe software to produce clear project visuals. With GLAS Kunpeng has lead a the documentation of a number of complex multidisciplinary projects including Bendigo Government Hub and Warrnambool Library and Learning Hub.