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.
Paul relocated from Melbourne to the NSW north coast and in 2003, started his own practice Visualise, 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 started working regularly with Roundabout Theatre helping to design and develop outdoor theatrical pieces, surreal ephemeral landscapes and art installations.
In 2008, Paul began working with local environmental scientists / wetland ecology experts, Australian Wetlands Consulting AWC () as landscape architectural consultant. This collaborative approach and interdisciplinary training contributed to the creation of ecologically rich and culturally relevant solutions while helping advance restoration and protection of environmentally sensitive landscapes both within the urban fabric and where it connects with nature.