Grant Revell

While many landscape architects and green space thinkers reference legacy that dates back 100, maybe 200 years ago, Professor Grant Revell’s work is influenced by cultural practices and living heritage that dates back more than 40,000 years.

A champion of inter-disciplinary practice, Professor Revell has worked across the full range of the landscape architecture and architecture programs at The University of Western Australia since 1995.

His recent work in intercultural design thinking is ground-breaking and led to the creation of the Sustainable Warburton Project; a unique community-based interdisciplinary design studio program in collaboration with the communities of Ngaanyatjarraku and AECOM Australia Pty Ltd.

Now working from the School of Indigenous Studies as its Director of Learning and Teaching, Grant is overseeing the design and construction of the new Indigenous Studies building and co-managing its associated education programs, including the global engagement project with the Matariki University Network – an Indigenous educational collaborative of 7 leading Universities around the world.  They begin their important inter-disciplinary work in Otago, New Zealand this coming June, 2016.

Grant was awarded national fellow of the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects in 2014 for his services to Indigenous design education and practice.

Grant’s work is inspiring a new collaborative approach to designing living infrastructure that builds on a great body of Indigenous knowledge, sharing and relationship building to create harmonious and holistic systems of design.