GLAS TEAM

ABOUT

 


PEOPLE

Mark Gillingham is the founding Director of the GLAS landscape Architects in Melbourne with over 20 years experience as a Registered Landscape Architect practicing in Australia, Europe and the Middle East. Establishing GLAS in 2011, Mark has built a practice that delivers a variety of projects from large scale masterplanning down to the smallest pocket parks integrating urban biodiversity and ecological systems to create resilient, memorable places. GLAS has won recognition for ecologically progressive designs including the Monash Valley Creek restoration, the Wootten Reserve native grassland and the System Garden botanical restoration. In his previous role at Gustafson Porter in London, Mark had a leading role in a number of high profile landscape projects including the Shoreline Walk, Beirut (World Architecture Award 2011), the Princess Diana Memorial in London, the 2008 Venice Bienalle, and the Jebel Hafit desert park restoration in Al Ain, UAE. Mark is a sessional tutor at the University of Melbourne, running subjects exploring materiality and ecology.


Phil Harkin is a Registered Landscape Architect with over 7 years experience in practice. Since joining the GLAS team in 2018, Phil has worked on a range of projects including school refurbishments, University civic spaces, streetscapes and pocket parks. Prior to Landscape Architecture, Phil worked as a Landscaper, running a small design and construct business based in the Eastern suburbs. He developed knowledge in landscape construction and skills in managing good relationships with clients. This hands-on experience has brought expertise in detailing during documentation and the ability to better understand and resolve issues on site during construction. Phil is passionate about horticulture and always explores diverse planting schemes for all GLAS projects. Phil is a sessional tutor at the University of Melbourne, running subjects with a focus on clear verbal and graphic communication.


Marina Pizzotti has been a part of GLAS since 2018. Marina graduated in Architecture and Urbanism from the University of Sao Paulo and has over 6 years of experience as a landscape architect across Brazil and Australia. With a multi-disciplinary background, Marina brings excellent design and communication skills and expertise in conceptual thinking, graphical representation, 3D modelling and complex project documentations. She has been a key member of several GLAS’ award-winning projects including Mount Street Precinct Masterplan for the City of Stonnington, Valley Creek restoration for Monash University and the New Student Precinct for the University of Melbourne and has led projects like Flemington Primary School and Dromana Primary School. Marina graduated with First Class Honours from the University of Melbourne where she won multiple awards such as the Ellis Stones Memorial Award, DesignInc Positive Legacy Design Award, Rina Mackley Award and the Dean’s Honours Awards. Marina is passionate about community development, ecological resilience and small carbon footprints. She strives to design the most culturally-inclusive and environmentally-restorative spaces in the context of a climate emergency.


Hilary Hoggett is a Graduate Landscape Architect at GLAS. Joining the team in 2020, Hilary provides assistance from research & concept design through to documentation and construction across a number of projects. She has a passion for collaboration and has worked on numerous projects which have involved partnerships with artists, as well as indigenous consultation and student collaboration. Her current projects include Templeton Primary School, Pascoe Vale Primary School, System Garden Moat for the University of Melbourne, Mount Street Precinct Masterplan for the City of Stonnington and Mill Park Reserve for Moorabool Shire Council. Hilary recently won the prestigious 2021 HASSELL travelling scholarship – Robin Edmond Award for her graduating thesis which looked at designing for diversity of culture and emotion as well as the Ellis Stones Memorial Award. She has tutored Natural History as part of the University of Melbourne’s Bachelor of Design course. Hilary brings a unique knowledge set in spatial practice from her previous degree in Fine Art – Sculpture and with it a curiosity for materials with a focus on sustainability & waste reduction. Hilary is passionate about community and placemaking, and is currently the president of a community market garden she co-founded in 2018. The growing and sharing of food is valuable not only to her plant knowledge, but to community resilience and hyper-local living.


Bryan Choong joined GLAS in 2021. Upon graduating from the University of Melbourne, Bryan did freelance design work for residential and commercial projects, whilst doing volunteer work in green technology education and working in an eco-sustainable hospitality business. At GLAS, Bryan leads the office in BIM projects and works at various stages of project development, from concept development through to construction. He has a keen interest in resilient design in landscape systems and a passion for planting design at diverse scales. His current projects include Bendigo Government Hub, Gisborne College, Rainbow College, Mount Waverley College, Victorian Academy of Teaching and Learning (Bastow, Geelong, Ballarat, Moe) and Warrnambool Library Hub.

 


Liz Snowdow Liz is a student Landscape Architect. She joined the team in 2021 and is currently completing the Master program at RMIT. Liz also holds a Master degree in Engineering. Prior to joining GLAS, she worked as a Façade Engineer and ESD consultant. Her deep curiosity motivates her to explore a wide range of design approaches to landscape architecture. She is a detail-oriented and collaborative member of the team, assisting with research and development of packages throughout all stages of design and construction. She has been involved on Mount Street Precinct documentation and in Dromana Primary School.


 

Jenny Tin joined GLAS in 2022, Jenny is currently pursuing a Master of Landscape Architecture at the University of Melbourne, previously she completed a Bachelor of Design with First Class Honours, majoring in Graphics and Object design at the University of New South Wales. Born and raised in Hong Kong, she is passionate about designing places of value and beauty through a creative lens.