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With over 30 years experience in the landscape industry, Jonathan Muecke - Landscape Architecture offers expertise in all elements of landscape design, documentation and costing, including project management, implementation and maintenance. Based on a history of a wide variety of projects ranging from national and international resorts, golf courses and sporting complexes, university and accommodation styles through to themed gardens and boutique commercial and residential properties, Jonathan Muecke - Landscape Architecture has the experience and professional services to complement all landscape interests.

Following studies at the University of Canberra in the 1980’s Jonathan moved to the Gold Coast, Queensland to pursue interests in Resort Design. Securing employment in Australia’s foremost design company (Media 5, which later became DBI International) Jonathan was engaged on major developments both nationally and internationally. Resort project examples include the Sheraton Mirage Resorts at Main Beach and Port Douglas in Queensland, Raffles Hotel in Malaysia and a variety of developments in Asia and China.

Commercial work included Australia Fair Shopping Centre in Southport, Visy Recycling Plant in Brisbane and residential designs ranged through properties on the Gold Coast and around Australia. In 1999 and 2000 Jonathan was an awards judge for the Queensland Institute of Landscape Industries.
Throughout this period, a number of private design jobs were completed and at times, when the building industry experienced recession, Jonathan worked as a foreman in a number of landscape construction companies, plus on private design work.

Jonathan Muecke – Landscape Architecture commenced business in 1999 focusing on waterfront residences around the Gold Coast and hinterland rural estates.

Moving to South Australia in 2001, landscape designs were primarily on boutique and themed gardens, and this balanced with over 10 years lecturing, tutoring and course coordination at the School of Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Urban Design, University of Adelaide.
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QUALIFICATIONS AND AFFILIATIONS
Bachelor of Landscape Architecture - University of Canberra 1988

Queensland Association of Landscape Industries Awards Judge (QALI) 1999 & 2000

University of Adelaide - Lecturer/Tutor (2001-2011)
PROFESSIONAL ABILITIES & INTERESTS
With over 30 years experience in the landscape industry, I have extensive knowledge of all elements in landscape design, documentation & costing, including project management, implementation & maintenance. Resort and commercial design has been a major focus from previous experience, whilst over the last decade my interests have been in boutique residential design within the Adelaide region.
PROFESSIONAL TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Over 10 years at the University of Adelaide School of Architecture, Landscape Architecture & Urban Design teaching students studying core topics for the first three years, then the following two years specific to the Landscape Architecture & Urban Design Masters Programs.
PROFESSIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE
Oct 2001 – Present Jonathan Muecke – Landscape Architecture, SA
Residential & Commercial Designs:

Suburban & Rural Properties in Adelaide & surrounding regions

Childcare Centres at the University of Adelaide

June 2001 – Sept 2001 Hassell Architects, SA Landscape Architect

Open space planning to Adey & Cruickshank Reserve, South Australia

Mar 2000 – April 2001 Jonathan Muecke – Landscape Architecture, QLD Commercial, Residential & Resort Designs:

Bankstown Commercial/Residential Development, Sydney, Australia

Mermaid Beach Resort Development, Queensland, Australia

Boystown Art Union Homes, Benowa, Queensland, Australia

Mar 1995 – Feb 2000 DBI Design Corporation, Qld Landscape Architect/Masterplanning/Project Manager:

Palazzo Versace, Main Beach, Queensland, Australia

Sheraton Fiji, Fiji

Hamilton Island Resort, Queensland, Australia Apr 1994 – Feb 1995 Independent Landscape Architect, Qld

Suburban & Hinterland Properties in Gold Coast & Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Oct 1992 – Mar 1994 Desmond Brooks International Pty Ltd, Qld Landscape Architect / Masterplanning / Project Manager:

Villas de la Mer Apartments, Surfers Paradise, Queensland, Australia

Windmill College, Cairns, Queensland, Australia

Riverside Golf Club, Jakarta, Indonesia

Sept 1991 – Sept 1992 Department of Housing & Local Government, Qld Landscape Architect:

Community based projects involving landscape upgrades to housing commission properties

Apr 1991 – Aug 1991 Brian Cheeseman & Associates, Qld Landscape Foreman

Royal Pines Resort, Ashmore, Queensland

Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, Broadbeach, Queensland

Mar 1989 – Mar 1991 Media Five Pty Ltd, Qld Landscape Architect / Masterplanning / Project Manager

Australia Fair Shopping Centre, Queensland, Australia

Spanish Complex for 1992 Olympic Games, Spain

Port Douglas Sheraton Mirage Resort, Queensland, Australia

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