As lead designer Julia Mclachlan is focused on the integration of architecture into the landscape and specialising in various aspects of water sensitive design.
Her focus is respecting and designing with the natural systems of each site – soils, topography, water, climate, flora, fauna, etc – and shaping and activating spaces that respond to nature and human needs. She designs natural water systems as active urban spaces, a valuable resource, rather than treating water, such as surface water run-off, as disposable waste.
She previously worked as an architect in Singapore for 15 years on residential and educational buildings.
Julia is committed to expanding her professional knowledge and skills in urban design. She completed her Master of Landscape Architecture at UCT, a Master of Urban Design at UCT and is currently studying a PhD and teaching part-time at UCT.
She loves walks in the forest, dragon boating and a Singaporean laksa.