Chris Newton graduated as a Landscape Architect from the University of Canberra in 1988. His working experience includes being based in Sydney, Brisbane, regional Queensland and is now based in Perth, working on local projects and those throughout regional Western Australia. Chris has been involved on the AILA WA executive and advisory committees and has managed the UWA student / industry mentor scheme.
Chris’s role as Director of the Emerge Landscape Architectural discipline focuses on managing the overall output, setting strategic direction and expanding allied services development.
In project work Chris has a proven and consistent strength in understanding and reinterpreting a client brief. He is then able to undertake the philosophical and design delivery testing of proposed concept to produce detailed designs.. Chris’s very strong drawing and graphic skills are widely used in workshops, presentations and both public and private meetings to quickly articulate the design issues and to improve design intent and project outcomes.