MANAGER OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE & URBAN DESIGN
With over 28 years of experience as a landscape architect, Jeffrey Allott is the Head of Landscape Architecture and Urban Design for Planit Consulting. He is a graduate of the Queensland University of Technology School of Built Environment, holding a Graduate Diploma in Landscape Architecture. During his professional career, Jeffrey has worked on many landmark projects in Australia, China, The Kingdom of Bahrain plus The State of Qatar and he is able to bring the experienced gained from those projects into all the landscape design commissions that Planit Consulting undertakes.
Jeffrey likes to have a very “hands on” approach to the projects that Planit Consulting is commissioned for. This approach commences with undertaking initial site surveys and site analysis prior to commencing the design, and continues through to working with the landscape contractors to achieve a quality result that the client, contractor, and consultant can be proud of.
His professional goal for all projects undertaken is to help the Client to achieve the highest quality, most cost effective and sustainable external works outcome for their project. This means a philosophy of "Start with the end in mind". By “reverse engineering” a design by considering how the project will be managed (whole of landscape life cycle costs, methods of maintenance and the like) will influence the selected construction methodology and project materials selection, which in turn will inform the design process. The design process also includes the timely coordination between the different disciplines involved in the project as this is essential in avoiding abortive works, both during the design stage and construction stage of the project. He has found over time that this approach will deliver to a client organisation an external works solution that is cost effective from a “constructability” and “management” perspective as well as being aesthetic in its design form.
He also believes in practical applications of environmental sustainability, and looks to achieve material use savings through the considered selection of materials and the “design” of construction detailing. Water use, reuse and conservation is central to his philosophy in respect to sustainable design.