Define is an award-winning boutique Landscape Architectural practice specialising in residential & commercial projects, consulting to private clients and the development industry. We focus on translating our great concepts into delivering spectacular results on the ground - where it really counts!

 

Based in Brisbane’ s inner north, Define’ s founder Andrew Munro utilises 20 years of project experience across Australia to provide the full suite of traditional landscape architectural services. His genuine personal interest in each project produces high quality outcomes in partnership with a trusted network of consultants, contractors and suppliers.

 
 

Andrew Munro, B.B.E. [L.Arch.]  M.A.I.L.D.M. M.L.Q.

Andrew Munro is a Brisbane based designer who loves the creative & technical fusion of Landscape Architecture. After spending 11 years with small and large landscape practices and multidisciplinary teams in both the public and private sector, he established Define Landscape Architecture in 2009. 

 
 

Andrew's passion for crafting master planned landscapes of all styles and scales has resulted in the delivery of many successful projects and beautiful residences, particularly around South East Queensland. Andrew enjoys the diversity of work encountered in his profession, relishing the challenge of providing creative solutions to  the problems faced at a local and global scale. Maintaining strong links with the development, construction & nursery industries, as well as local authorities and specialist contractors, Andrew cleverly collaborates with these design partners to create spaces and relationships that last.  

Over the last few years, Andrew has been spear-heading two exciting events in South East Queensland: the revitalisation of the Old Museum Gardens through his work with the RNA on the Flower & Garden Committee, as well as directing the Hidden Design Festival for AILDM (the Australian Institute of Landscape Designers & Managers) in Queensland.

Aside from his professional career, Andrew enjoys travelling, gardening & socialising with family & friends. He also loves playing and watching many sports including Cricket, Tennis, Golf, Orienteering, Rugby Union, Soccer, NRL, AFL, NBA, Supercars, Indycars & Speedway.

Qualifications: Bachelor of Built Environment (Landscape Architecture) QUT 1998

Member: Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (Registered Landscape Architect #10919)

Member: Australian Institute of Landscape Designers & Managers #1059

Member: Landscape Queensland #748

Since 2009, Define has designed or assisted with the delivery of over 250 projects around Australia, whilst utilising the experiences gained by Andrew working on hundreds of other projects at various other public & private design firms.


Who can we help?

Architects, Town Planners & Engineers: preparing well-coordinated project plans and submissions for Town Planning approvals, as well as certifying completed works. 

Developers: developing plans for new project developments and estates. 

Renovators & Home Owners: assisting with extensions, renovations, or planning your new dream home. 

Body Corporates: renovating and maintaining existing residential properties. 

Landscape contractors: providing new designs and conceptual advice, direction on installation & maintenance procedures. 

Business owners & Property managers: providing professional advice on restorations, rejuvenations and maintenance of facilities and assets. 

Landscape suppliers: linking industry with future clients for product sales and general networking.


Who have we helped?

Some businesses we’ve helped over the years (including our involvement when previously employed with other firms) includes: 

  • NBN Co 
  • ESD Projects 
  • Ausbuild 
  • PCN Projects 
  • Tennyson Reach Body Corporate 
  • MQM Properties 
  • Proarc Pty Ltd 
  • Energex 
  • Nielson Properties 
  • Mirvac 
  • NextDC 
  • RSL Care 
  • FKP Developments 
  • Paynter Dixon 
  • Ephraim Island Body Corporate  
  • Super Amart 
  • Mincom 
  • Alcohol & Drug Foundation Qld

Some of our current & recent clients include:

  • Numerous private families and individuals
  • Surgeons 
  • Retailers 
  • Miners 
  • Lawyers 
  • Physiotherapists 
  • Nurseryman 
  • Entertainers 
  • Doctors 
  • Property developers
  • Company directors
  • Data centre operators
  • Academics 
  • Civil contractors
  • Anaesthetists
  • Travel agents
  • Engineers 
  • Plumbers
  • Shopping centre operators

Our Clients

We enjoy our work and love working on projects that have a genuine LANDSCAPE focus. We love creating inspiring places for people to enjoy no matter where that is.

We make the focus of any project the end result on the ground, not the plans that are produced during the process. It’ s much better to create a beautiful & distinctive landscape to enjoy in real life than create a pretty plan just to pin on the fridge to look at “what might have been...”

We know plants really well...! (that’s what should set exceptional Landscape Architects apart from the rest...) We work from an extensive and trusted plant palette that is constantly refined and enhanced by making regular visits to all kinds of nurseries, specialist plant growers and project sites. 

We won’t provide solutions or make decisions for you based on a false economy - our experience has shown the benefits in doing something right and properly the first time... we approach design with a 'triple-bottom-line' focus, showing appreciation to the full life-cycle of any landscape, any eco-system or any single object. 

We won’t profess to know everything in this broad discipline. As specialist designers, we are collaborators and facilitators of excellent design and know how to utilise the skills of a wide network of allied design professionals to value-add to our unique skills for each projects benefit.  

We value being independent - it reinforces our work methodology so we’re not limited to only one product, process, service or location.

We strive for a happy work/life balance, equipping us to be a consistently smart and reliable design partner.

 

Awards

2016 Winner: 

AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE of LANDSCAPE DESIGNERS & MANAGERS
2016 National Landscape Design Awards
(Best Residential Landscape Design over 150m2 category)
Gray Residence Kenmore Hills QLD

2016 Gold Award:

AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE of LANDSCAPE DESIGNERS & MANAGERS
2016 National Landscape Design Awards
(Plantscape Design category)
Gray Residence Kenmore Hills QLD

2016 AILDM Certificate Gold Award Plantscape.jpg

2011 Winner:

Construction Excellence Awards
(Design & Construct $80-100k & Residential category)
LANDSCAPE QUEENSLAND
Walk Residence, Sherwood QLD (partners with Outdoor Aspect)

Walk Residence Sherwood

2008 Finalist:

Innovation & Excellence Awards
(Sustainable Developments category)
PROPERTY COUNCIL of AUSTRALIA
ABET Warehouse, Larapinta QLD (at Vivo Design) 

Abet Warehouse Larapinta

2007 Special Jury Citation: 

Planning & Design Awards
(Small Project Innovation category)
AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE of LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS
Argentea Residence, Palm Cove QLD (at Vivo Design)

Argentea Palm Cove