ASPECT Studios is thrilled to welcome Katherine English as Studio Director, where she will join Deb Robbins in leading the Brisbane studio allowing our practice to build on the rich network of international projects and continue further development across Australia.
The pair are talented practitioners who have worked in Queensland for almost the entirety of their careers, bringing a wealth of local knowledge and expertise to projects while utilising a global practice network and experience.
Connected by our practice purpose – to deliver projects which challenge and delight whilst enhancing the lives of people and natural systems in an enduring way – Katherine and Deb will ensure a community-focused response is carried through the entire design process, positively impacting the lives of everyday Queenslanders through collaboration and shared experiences.
“We are excited to announce the new leadership team of Katherine and Deb in our Brisbane studio. They join our existing network of over 200 landscape architects, designers, and specialist staff across Australia, China, the Middle East and Vietnam. The pair have a vast range of industry experience specific to Queensland and we are pleased to tap into this knowledge to deliver on projects that focus on sustainable outcomes that enhance the lives of its everyday users.”Ivan Ross, CEO – ASPECT Studios
Katherine has over 16 years of professional practice in Brisbane, delivering projects such as Fortitude Valley State Secondary College, Brisbane’s first high rise school, and the Anna Meares Velodrome for the 2018 Commonwealth Games. Katherine has collaborated with many leading architectural practices demonstrating her ability to effectively deliver public space, education, tourism and mixed-use landscape spheres.
Deb brings 25 years of experience to the team and has worked on a vast range of city-shaping infrastructure projects in Brisbane. She recently led the landscape and urban design for the Cross River Rail bid phase across four inner-city precincts, unlocking potential and connecting communities. Deb is passionate about ensuring city-shaping projects create a legacy beyond the hard infrastructure by creating sustainable benefits for the community’s health and well-being through public realm and open space opportunities.