Do you have an exciting re-development project that could benefit from specialist expertise?
Whether your project is simple or complex
We know how to get projects designed, delivered and constructed.
Contact our office for a landscape shopping list suitable for your project.


sym. studio is a landscape architecture and urban design practice founded on five key principles -Innovation, Integrity, Accountability Excellence & Passion. We are passionate about our work and offer a contemporary voice for landscape architecture; a small, agile and fresh alternative to traditional companies.

We see each project as an opportunity to form partnerships, push the bounds of possibility, steer preconceived ideas and synthesise objectives to achieve impressive solutions. Every project is unique and our designs work to reveal the ‘essence of place’ something beautiful but perhaps previously unseen. Our in-house design team utilises the most relevant external experts to inform the process and facilitate a targeted response.

sym. studio works within the full range of scales from urban mixed use master plans to domestic garden spaces; public places of prospect to private spaces for refuge. We especially enjoy addressing the leftover spaces between buildings, applying the principles of landscape urbanism to build cities that prioritise open space and promote social interaction. We like to explore new ideas and processes, forge new relationships and ultimately create places of enduring quality, where a sense of stewardship and belonging permeates deep into the local community.


Northern Beaches . Lower Hunter . Greater Sydney . Landscape Architecture .
Placemaking . Urban Landscape Design.

Empowered by NATURE, Controlled by DESIGN

sym. studio is a landscape architecture and urban design practice established with placemaking, responsiveness and collaboration in mind.


Conrad Grayson
Jody Summers
Creative Co-ordinator
Jamie King
Senior Landscape Architect
Marie-Claire Geach
Landscape Architect
Marina Zhang
Landscape Architect
Samantha Patterson
Interior/Exterior Designer


Kirsty Vanderwallen
Office Manager/Finance Coordinator



Integrated Design & Livability

Landscape Architecture

Design, Documentation & Delivery

Urban Landscape Design

Site Planning, Infrastructure & Sustainability


Our consultancy method relies on proven and trusted processes, which are closely monitored by senior management. This efficiency in process allows us to concentrate on creativity and problem solving – where our clients most value our skills.


Our highly targeted outputs reflect a clear and concise understanding of the brief.

We take pride in our outputs, cherish the experiences along the way and remain committed to the very end.

Camperdown Residential Courtyards
Mixed Use + Residential
Bundewallah Estate
Placemaking & Community Visioning
Ryde Dementia and Memory Community Centre Garden
Retirement Living & Aged Care
Avalon Beach Community Vision Guiding Document
Placemaking & Community Visioning
Clareville Residence
Mixed Use + Residential
Narrabang Way Commercial
Mixed Use + Residential
Port Macquarie Dementia and Memory Community Centre Garden
Retirement Living & Aged Care
Golden Ponds Retirement Resort
Retirement Living & Aged Care
Ettalong Active Lifestyle Estate
Retirement Living & Aged Care


Local Community Group Involvement


Professional Associations


Continuing Professional Development Hours


Missed Meetings




p: +61 2 8411 2734

4f/6 Jubilee Ave
Warriewood NSW 2102

Studio 1
P.0. Box 53
Mona Vale, NSW 2103
Sydney, Australia

  • During the length of the project, sym.studio challenged and tested best practice to provide Council with strategies that would meet the current and future needs of the Community and support the sustainable management of public open spaces. The outcomes have proven both beneficial and innovative…sym.studio represented their Client both competently and skilfully…I would recommend sym.studio.


    Fiona Morrison (formerly Open Space Planning Manager, City of Ryde)
  • The team at sym.studio were motivated to bring value to the process and ensure they did not blindly follow the traditional approach to structure and surrounds, testing the required functionality and the work/relaxation space of the operatives. The existing ideas….were re-evaluated and a value adding solution was produced for every component of the building and its surrounds.

    Kevin Radford (formerly Project Manager for SMEC/Hyder joint venture)
  • Engaged originally to provide landscape architectural services, their talented design and graphics team quickly established the social context of the site and illustrated the positive impact to the community.

    Tony Mattox (Project Manager - Palm Beach Corporation)
  • sym. studio fully appreciate the outdoor needs of the retirement living sector; adding value to the development process by efficiently delivering projects that are Œfit for purpose – inspiring gardens that consistently receiving accolades from our residents.

    Amanda Blake (Development Manager, Stockland)
  • As my preferred landscape consultant their specialist experience in design, approvals and built product, consistently exceeds my expectation.

    Andrew Nichols (Senior Development Manager, UrbanGrowth NSW)

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