Arcadia Landscape Architecture welcomes Chris Tidswell to Sydney studio

14 Mar 2018 | News

Arcadia Landscape Architecture welcomes Chris Tidswell to the studio in the role of Senior Associate. With over 10 years in the industry, Chris will share his considerable urban design and landscape architecture experience with the team, providing an additional layer of senior leadership alongside principals, Alex Longley and Michael Barnett.

“We anticipate that Arcadia’s design philosophy will be an ideal fit with Chris’s holistic approach to creation of the public domain,” said Arcadia principal Alex Longley.

“At Arcadia we take a collaborative approach to all our work and we’re all excited about the chance to share Chris’ experience, gained working on so many significant public domain projects. His extensive design, project management and contract administration skills as well as sophisticated graphic abilities, will be a great benefit to our studio.”

Arcadia has a substantial level of work in the pipeline and Chris will join Associates Andrew Mason and Kerby Clements in the leadership team, to mentor and guide Arcadia’s team of landscape architects through detailed design and documentation processes.

“What I most enjoy about working on public domain projects is the contribution to the community,” said Chris Tidswell. “I’m excited about taking on the challenge to help the Arcadia team build on their current body of work. I look forward to sharing my approach which is always specific to the site, drawing the principles for design from the site context, climate, ecology and people’s use of the spaces.”

Chris has lead or had significant contribution to projects over a number of portfolios including:
• Sydney Metro Northwest, Urban Design and Landscape
• Campus Improvement Plan, The University of Sydney – Sydney, NSW
• RG Menzies Walk – Canberra, ACT (AILA SA Award 2011)
• North-South Interconnection System Project – Adelaide, SA (Commendation at the Engineers Australia Excellence Awards)
• Tonsley Master Plan – Adelaide, SA (UDIA National Award for Excellence 2017)
• National Intercity Facility – Kangy Angy, NSW
• Green Infrastructure Working Paper – Adelaide, SA (AILA National Landscape Architecture Award 2012)
• Kingston Foreshore – Canberra, ACT (2009 Winner Urban Development Institute of Australia, National Urban Renewal Award)
• Southern Expressway Duplication – Adelaide, SA
• Marjorie Jackson Hospital – Adelaide, SA
• Torrens Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridge, – Adelaide SA* (Adelaide Prize, 2008)

Chris has been a AILA Registered Member since 2013, and is on the AILA National Advocacy Committee, and has sat on the AILA SA and AILA NSW Executive Committees and lead AILA Fresh NSW. Chris has also presented at City Ignite 2017, The Interview – Green, and Complete Streets at the Streets 2.0 and AutoDesk Inventor 3D CAD software Adelaide conference 2012. Chris’s experience with other urban design and landscape firms includes HASSELL, CLOUSTON, OXIGEN and Swanbury Penglase.