Lat27

Practice

Lat27 is an award winning multidisciplinary design studio. Creativity is at the heart of our practice. Our design culture is drawn from a shared appreciation that the success of a place – regardless of scale or function - is fundamentally determined by responsiveness to environment and context. Our solutions are grounded in the realities of place, time and people and the practical application of creative thought.

  • est. 2010
  • awards 35+
  • clients 230+

We are a multidisciplinary design studio.

Planning & Urban Design

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Landscape Architecture

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Architecture

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Planning & Urban Design

Planning & Urban Design

Our approach to planning and urban design practice considers cities and towns as the physical setting that shapes our daily life, the engines of our economy and the stage for cultural expression.

Our goal is to contribute meaningfully to the sustainable growth and quality of urban environments.

Landscape Architecture

Landscape Architecture

As a broad-ranging profession, Landscape Architecture sits at the heart of our goal to shape inspirational environments of enduring quality. We interrogate each site and its context to deliver rich, educational and community driven outcomes that are true to each place and its story.

Landscape Planning

Landscape Planning

We seek outcomes that reconcile competing land uses while protecting environmental and cultural values, including the visual quality of the landscape. Our landscape planning approach is underpinned by robust landscape assessment and analysis techniques that inform applications across a range of scales from strategic through to site level.

Architecture

Architecture

Our architecture is bespoke, and results from the relationships we foster with our clients and our passion for contextual design. These qualities are enhanced by technical excellence and innovation to create buildings that are unique and environmentally responsive.

Visual Communication

Visual Communication

We value clear, effective communication and understand its importance in achieving shared stakeholder visions, clarity of ideas and consensus of understanding. Our visual communication services are an essential component of both our design process and the compelling communication of end solutions.

Our values

We commit to delivering high quality, professional work.
We respect each other and are clear in our communication.
We collaborate as a team to build a positive, happy and engaged studio.
We show creative initiative and share ideas.

Our approach

A passionate and experienced team
  • Professionally qualified and highly skilled people
  • Passion and motivation for our role in shaping communities and cities
  • Strong studio and team culture
  • Actively engaged with our industry
  • Highly collaborative relationships with our clients and industry partners
Shaping authentic places that inspire and delight
  • Appreciation of the public realm as the stage for all community life
  • Embrace the design process as a powerful problem solving tool
  • A balanced approach – comprehensive analysis, technical rigor, imaginative thinking and market knowledge
  • The experience and insight of constructed work
Responsiveness to place and community
  • Listening, understanding and passion for inquiry
  • Evidence based solutions grounded in physical, economic and cultural realities
  • Collaborative exchange with stakeholders and clients
An inter-generational focus
  • Solutions that address the issues of the present and challenges of the future
  • A commitment to sustainable urbanism and protection of finite natural resources
  • A commitment to innovative and open thinking to inspire compelling ideas and test new directions
Design and practice management
  • QA accreditation
    Program and budget focused project management
    High levels of senior staff project involvement
Commitment to Quality

To constantly deliver the highest quality of service to our clients to meet or exceed their expectations we:

  • Engage with our clients to understand their needs and goals through open collaboration
  • Meet or exceed our clients’ expectations through the consistent delivery of quality service
  • Create solutions which result from the rigorous application technical excellence
  • Ensure that our services and outputs comply with all applicable regulations and standards
  • Employ and retain quality staff, foster strong mentorship and create opportunities for career development through structured training and practical project experience
  • Implement effective accounting practices to maintain a viable and profitable business
  • Continually improve the quality of our service through the application of rigorous design processes
Quality Management System

Lat27 are committed to continually strive to improve our service offering.

We have developed the Lat27 Quality Management System (QMS) as a live tool to assist us in meeting the above objectives. The QMS is applied to all our projects to ensure that we meet or exceed our clients’ expectations.

The Lat27 QMS has been developed to align to and is third party accredited to the requirements of ISO 9001:2015. The policies and procedures are continuously reviewed, updated and improved to maintain currency and relevance to the development of our practice and our clients’ needs.

We train and monitor our staff in applying the Lat27 QMS to the projects they are working on. Both the Director’s and staff of Lat27 understand their obligations in ensuring that through the rigorous application of the QMS policies and procedures we will continue to provide our clients with exemplary service.

Copies of the Lat27 QMS Structure and Principles documentation is available to interested parties on request.

Awards

  • 2018

    Planning Institute of Australia Queensland Awards for Planning Excellence: Award of Excellence for Best Planning Ideas - Large (Lat27 & Oxley Creek Transformation Pty Ltd)

  • 2018

    Planning Institute of Australia Queensland Awards for Planning Excellence: Award of Excellence for Great Place (South Bank Corporation)

  • 2018

    Planning Institute of Australia Queensland Awards for Planning Excellence: Commendation for Great Place (Cardno/AAA (Arkhefield, ARM, Archipelago))

  • 2018

    Urban Development Institute of Australia Queensland Awards for Excellence: Award of Excellence for Retail, Commercial and Public Use (Consolidated Properties Group)

  • 2018

    Urban Development Institute of Australia Queensland Awards for Excellence: President's Award (Grocon)

  • 2018

    Urban Development Institute of Australia Queensland Awards for Excellence: Award of Excellence for Master Planned Development (Grocon)

  • 2018

    Urban Development Institute of Australia Queensland Awards for Excellence: Award of Excellence for Consultant's Excellence (Cardno/AAA (Arkhefield, ARM, Archipelago))

  • 2018

    Australian Urban Design Awards: Shortlisted for Leadership, Advocacy & Research - City & Regional Scale

  • 2018

    Australian Urban Design Awards: Shortlisted for Leadership, Advocacy & Research - City & Regional Scale (Lat27 & Oxley Creek Transformation Pty Ltd)

  • 2018

    Australian Urban Design Awards: Shortlisted for Built Projects - City & Regional Scale (AAA, a joint venture between Arkhefield, ARM and Archipelago with Lat27)

  • 2018

    Australian Institute of Landscape Architects New South Wales - Landscape Architecture Award for Urban Design

  • 2018

    Australian Institute of Landscape Architects Queensland - Landscape Architecture Award for Civic Landscape

  • 2018

    Australian Institute of Landscape Architects Queensland - Landscape Architecture Award for Landscape Planning (Urban Renewal Brisbane, Lat27 & BVN)

  • 2018

    Australian Institute of Landscape Architects Queensland - Landscape Architecture Award for Small Projects

  • 2018

    Architecture Institute of Australia, Queensland State Awards - State Commendation for Urban Design

  • 2018

    Architecture Institute of Australia, Queensland State Awards - Karl Langer Award for Urban Design (Arkhefield, ARM, Archipelago, Lat27, Grocon)

  • 2018

    Architecture Institute of Australia, Brisbane Chapter Awards - Regional Commendation for Urban Design

  • 2018

    Architecture Institute of Australia, Gold Coast Chapter Awards - Regional Commendation for Urban Design (Arkhefield, ARM, Archipelago, Lat27, Grocon)

  • 2018

    Property Council of Australia, National Innovation & Excellence Awards - Award for Best Residential Development (Frasers Property Australia in collaboration with Rothe Lowman, Planning Initiatives, Mitchell Brandtman, Tomkins Commercial and Industrial Builders, Lat27, Phillip Chun & Odyssey)

  • 2018

    Queensland Minister's Awards for Urban Design - Minister's Award for Urban Design (Arkhefield, ARM, Archipelago, Lat27, Grocon)

  • 2017

    Gold Coast Urban Design Awards - Excellence in Urban Design Award (Arkhefield, ARM, Archipelago, Lat27, Grocon)

  • 2017

    Gold Coast Urban Design Awards - Helen Josephson Award for Urban Design Leadership (Arkhefield, ARM, Archipelago, Lat27, Grocon)

  • 2017

    Gold Coast Urban Design Awards - Commendation for Urban Design (The Buchan Group, Lat27, Hutchinson Builders)

  • 2017

    Australian Institute of Landscape Architects Queensland - Landscape Architecture Award for Parks and Open Space (Lat27 in collaboration with BVN, Cardno & Aurecon for Grocon)

  • 2017

    Australian Institute of Landscape Architects Queensland - Landscape Architecture Award for Small Projects (Lat27 in collaboration with Naturform for City Parkland Services)

  • 2017

    Australian Institute of Landscape Architects Queensland - Landscape Architecture Award for Play Spaces (Lat27 and Playscape Creations in collaboration with Landplan, MPN, EMF, Bligh Tanner and JMAC for City Parkland Services)

  • 2017

    Deputy Premier's Award for Urban Design - Commendation (Lat27 in collaboration with RNA & Lendlease)

  • 2016

    Urban Development Institute of Australia, Queensland - President's Award (Grocon, BVN, Aurecon, NDY, Dexus and Lat27)

  • 2016

    Urban Development Institute of Australia, Queensland - Award of Excellence for Retail, Commercial and Public Realm (Grocon, BVN, Aurecon, NDY, Dexus and Lat27)

  • 2016

    Urban Development Institute of Australia, Queensland - Award of Excellence for Urban Renewal (Lendlease, RNA and Lat27)

  • 2016

    Australian Urban Design Awards – Shortlisted for Delivered Outcome – Large Scale (Lat27 in collaboration with RNA & Lendlease)

  • 2016

    Australian Urban Design Awards - Commendation for Delivered Outcome – Small Scale (Cox Architecture, Aurecon & Lat27)

  • 2016

    Stormwater Australia National – Award of Excellence (Highly Commended) for Asset Management (Logan City Council and E2Designlab in collaboration with Lat27)

  • 2016

    Stormwater Queensland – Award of Excellence for Strategic/Master Planning (Ipswich City Council and E2Designlab in collaboration with Lat27, Tract and Bligh Tanner)

  • 2016

    Stormwater Queensland – Award of Excellence for Asset Management (Logan City Council and E2Designlab in collaboration with Lat27)

  • 2016

    Australian Institute of Landscape Architects Queensland – Excellence Award for Civic Landscape

  • 2016

    Australian Institute of Landscape Architects Queensland – Excellence Award for Gardens

  • 2015

    Stormwater Queensland – Award of Excellence for Integrated Stormwater Design (Brisbane City Council and WBM BMT in collaboration with Civil Dimensions, Lat27 and E2Designlab)

  • 2015

    Australian Institute of Landscape Architects Queensland – Landscape Architecture Award for Planning

  • 2015

    Australian Institute of Landscape Architects Queensland – Landscape Architecture Award for Planning

  • 2015

    Urban Development Institute of Australia, Queensland - Finalist for High Density Development (Brookfield Residential Properties)

  • 2014

    Australian Institute of Landscape Architects National – Landscape Architecture Award for Planning

  • 2014

    Healthy Waterways Queensland Urban Renewal Award – Finalist

  • 2014

    Landscape Queensland – Excellence Award for Landscape Construction

  • 2013

    Australian Institute of Landscape Architects Queensland – Medal for Landscape Architecture for Research & Communication

  • 2013

    Telstra Australian Small Business Awards - Finalist

An outstanding collaborative design process has resulted in a series of robust landscapes connecting people to public transport, executed in thoughtful and sophisticated detail. The sheer variety of landscape challenges the designers have met in integrating ferry terminals into eight socially, geologically and topographically different existing landscapes along a flood-prone river is impressive.

Brisbane Ferry Terminals Project, Judges Comments Excerpt | 2016 AILA Queensland Awards Judging Panel