Timing is right for Arcadia’s entry to Queensland market: Local landscape architect Nathan Clausen to lead Brisbane studio
A significant growth in opportunity in the Queensland market has led Sydney-based Arcadia Landscape Architecture to open a Brisbane studio. Having developed a solid portfolio of high profile NSW projects, Arcadia’s principals, Alex Longley and Michael Barnett, have long shared a vision to establish a Brisbane presence, and an increase in work coming from Queensland provided the impetus to make this happen.
Experienced Brisbane landscape architect, Nathan Clausen, is the principal of the new studio, and will combine his extensive local knowledge with Arcadia’s unique approach to creating human-centric, innovative spaces.
“With over 13 years in the Brisbane market, Nathan is the ideal fit to lead Arcadia in Brisbane. Through the combination of his respected design approach, project management and established local network, the Arcadia team in Brisbane has been appointed to projects in the aged care, residential and retail sectors,” says Alex Longley, principal of Arcadia Landscape Architecture.
“Arcadia has built our brand around delivering projects from the perspective of human experience, harnessing the unique value and potential of each site, and Brisbane is a market place that we would like to introduce our design philosophy, along with Nathan’s local expertise and passion for designing inspirational places for people to enjoy.”
Arcadia Brisbane will be based in Brisbane’s CBD for accessibility to clients and project sites across south east Queensland. Nathan will be leading a growing team of landscape architects, who will work on projects across all industry sectors, with a focus on delivering design excellence and innovation in all areas of work.
“After 13 years with PDT Architects I felt the time was right to take on a new challenge which led me to investigate a joint venture with a highly regarded interstate presence,” says Nathan Clausen.
“I was drawn to Arcadia’s passion for creating innovative, world-class spaces which help people connect. The studio culture in Sydney also factored into my decision, and together we are looking to build a Brisbane studio with a similar passion for experiencing and sharing the latest trends and movements in design and instilling these into our rigorous design processes.”