LANDstudio is a landscape architectural design studio, driven by our commitment to innovation and sustainability and dedicated to exploring the interaction between art & landscape, the natural world & the built form.
Integrating our varied and professional skillset in landscape architectural design and urban planning, we provide ecologically sensitive and sustainable design solutions.
Our studio explores how successful landscape design can generate positive change within our communities as we improve the environments within which we live and work.
Lisa Hochhauser is a founding partner of LAND STUDIO, created with Paul Blay in 2016. Both Lisa and Paul were, for many years, in private practice primarily working in the Northern Rivers region of NSW Australia where they often collaborated on a wide variety of residential, rural and civic projects in the area.
Currently a registered Landscape Architect in NSW chapter of ASLA, Lisa studied landscape architecture in the US, receiving BLA from Syracuse University and the State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry.
Lisa continued her studies in Australia earning qualifications in Horticulture and Fine Art from Sydney College of Art.
Lisa’s interest in fine art and horticulture inform her aesthetic and design strategies. Her fine attention to detail as well as project overview offers a strong base for the creative process as applied to diverse selection of landscape projects and issues.
She is strongly motivated by the preservation and regenerative aspects of landscape architecture and is dedicated to the improvement and quality of urban life, utilising principles inherent to landscape architecture and design.
Paul Blay is a founding partner of LAND STUDIO landscape architecture + design, formed together with Lisa Hochhauser in early 2016.
After graduating with a bachelor degree in 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.