Lisa Hochhauser and Paul Blay founded LANDstudio landscape architecture in 2016 following many years of private practice in the north coast region of NSW where they collaborated on a variety of projects.
LANDstudio provides sustainable and creative design solutions while supporting positive outcomes for the environment and communities. We are passionate about the relationship between the natural and built world and are experienced at interpreting a client’s vision and providing innovative, site specific solutions.
The overall design process of any project is most effective when the landscape architect is involved from the initial planning stages. Our input from the outset supports a wholistic approach enabling optimal results for many consequential issues such as water management, siting of structures, natural filtration systems, regeneration of degraded land, overall project staging, landscaping and garden design.
With ecological sensitivity and sustainable design at the core of our teams’ values, LANDstudio’s expertise can inspire creative outcomes, promoting excellence and innovation for residential, rural and commercial ventures in a diverse and varied range of ventures.
Working on private and public landscaping projects as diverse as Kings Canyon National Park and Pitt Street Mall to the island resorts of Hayman and Lindeman Islands, has fostered a broad perspective for landscape design and decision making.
Lisa’s interest in fine art and horticulture informs her aesthetic and design strategies. She applies her broad vision and fine attention to detail to a wide variety of landscape projects and issues. Inspired by sustainable ideals, the preservation and regenerative aspects of landscape design is her passion. She is dedicated to improving the quality of our living environments, be it urban or rural and committed to generating beneficial outcomes for the planet.
After graduating with a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (BLA) at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in 1994, Paul began his professional career at one of the worlds largest and most renowned landscape architectural firms, EDAW. While developing his design and industry skills on some of the most significant landscape and urban design projects in Australia, such as the Melbourne CityLink Project and the Melbourne Docklands re-development, Paul was responsible for initiating the company’s computer generated Design Visualisation (DV) capabilities.
Paul relocated from Melbourne to the NSW north coast and in 2003, started his own practice Visualise (vis.com.au), providing landscape architectural and DV services to the Byron Shire and beyond and in 2004, Paul began collaborating with Hochhauser Associates on a regular basis on some significant projects. During this time he also worked with Roundabout Theatre helping to design and develop outdoor theatrical pieces, surreal ephemeral landscapes and art installations.