“We have found the calibre of landscape architectural and conservation planning to be of the highest quality with a strong client focus on excellent project delivery.”

Oriana Senese, Manager Design and Strategy – Parklands Development and Strategy, Parramatta Park & Western Sydney Parklands Trusts

Our services include:

  • Master-planning and feasibility studies
  • Visual impact assessment
  • Urban design for road infrastructure including noise walls
  • Design and documentation of parks, streetscapes and cycling infrastructure
  • Architecture and landscape design in significant landscapes with special natural or cultural values
  • Architecture for public amenities and park buildings
  • Residential and commercial architecture
  • Conservation planning for heritage landscapes
  • Heritage expert witness services for NSW Land and Environment Court

Landscape Architecture

Landscape Architecture is a mixture of art and science. Good design provides great outdoor spaces where can people live, work and recreate.

Fundamentally, it’s about the environment and nature. No other design profession has such an investment in this important area for the future.

Our approach to landscape design starts with the desire to protect environmentally and culturally sensitive sites, yet still make them accessible to the public.

Phillips Marler has pver 20 years of experience of working in significant cultural landscapes. We’ve worked on public parks for Local and State Government as well as significant regional and national park projects in NSW and the ACT. We also design play-spaces, resorts and planned communities.

 “I bring my particular interest and passion to every project – whatever the job is. I go the extra mile to make sure documentation is great or a concept is as good as it can be. We all try and put ourselves in the shoes of the public. We take our stewardship of public space very seriously.”

Julie Marler

Take a look at our most recent and significant landscape projects here


The challenge for an architect is to create something new and fresh.  This often means going through a long and convoluted process.

The reward is the joy of the design.

An architect of 30 years standing, David has established expertise in the design of small buildings and structures in sensitive landscape settings. He designs both residential and commercial architecture as well as buildings in the public realm such as public amenities, shelters and other park structures.

Our approach means that each project is important to us. We apply a ‘whole of practice’ involvement with every project.

“Our philosophy is that even buildings with the humblest of functions, such as amenities buildings in parks, can incorporate architectural excellence as well as being functional and practical.”

David Phillips

Review our most recent and significant architectural projects here.

Landscape Heritage

Our approach to Landscape Heritage projects is simple.

We bring stories of place to life.

We re-imagine historical sites and preserve their story for future generations.

Our designs combine landscape and buildings to create and enhance that story. Julie Marler and the Phillips Marler team have a long track record of working in culturally sensitive sites. Balancing the relationship between landscape, archaeology and buildings has been critical to our interpretation and design of every site.

Our heightened awareness of heritage makes us sensitive to issues of sustainability in non-heritage sites.

 “My passion for Landscape Heritage has evolved since working as a landscape architect in Centennial Parklands. I was immersed in the design of a number of small spaces within the parklands. It taught me how to design within heritage landscapes. This means being contextual and respectful but also subtle and simple.”

Julie Marler

Take a look at our most recent and significant heritage projects here