Co-owner, Director | LatStudios (Australia)
Registered Landscape Architect, Fellow of the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (Faila)
Damian Thompson, co-owner and Director at LatStudios, is a life-long devotee to helping bridge natural and cultural systems. Inter-disciplinary collaboration sits at the heart of his practice.
As a landscape architect he’s found a profession that allows him to rationalise this addiction – particularly when collaborating on place-specific and ecologically beneficial outcomes with engaged and empowered communities. On top of being captivated by marginal landscapes he has also enjoyed and appreciated a long association with the Queensland University of Technology School of Design.
Damian’s work over the last 30 years spans urban design and landscape architecture for both public and private clients. He has led and been part of multi-disciplinary teams that deliver award-winning projects ranging in scale from intimate laneways through to major public parklands and urban renewal projects. Each of these projects have interrogated the mutual benefits to be found when balancing the needs of both ecological and social systems.
Damian was awarded a Fellowship from the Australian Institute of Landscape Architecture (AILA) for his contribution to the profession of Landscape Architecture in July 2020.
The Green Grid provides the approach required to increase the quantity, quality and interconnectedness of the Brisbane’s open space to sustain the city’s liveability, preserve natural systems within the city and build in resilience to the impacts of climate change. Globally, cities recognize the importance of green city strategies in terms of defining city image and creating sustainable urban environments that support community health and provide positive places for people to live and work. Brisbane’s unique balance between urban and natural, fusion of indoor and outdoor is a key celebration of our subtropical climate. It influences daily life and is critical to the city’s image and future liveability.