Directors

Anna Chauvel

Director

Anna has established herself as one of Perth’s leading landscape architects. She now leads the Canberra Studio as well as playing a key role in setting the design direction for PLACE Laboratory – ensuring clients’ visions are translated into beautiful and functional design outcomes.

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As partners in PLACE Laboratory, Anna and Shlomit share complementary skills that provide clients with an exceptional level of leadership, creativity and innovation.

Anna has extensive urban design and landscape architectural experience at a leadership level. Many clients consider her as the Vision Keeper, ensuring that the Vision and Values are integral throughout the design process.

Anna’s particular design focus is on the development of the public realm. Through her work she has developed a design process and methodology that seeks to express the cultural, social, ecological and historical references of a place within contemporary design outcomes.

She has worked with a wide range of clients including Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority (MRA), Queen Elizabeth II Medical Centre, Curtin University, Department of Housing, City of Stirling, Education Department, Australand, Town of Kwinana, PEET, Cedar Woods, Mirvac, Brookfield, Lend Lease, and the City of Bunbury.

Shlomit Strum

Director

Shlomit leads the Perth Studio. She has over 25 years experience delivering complex projects within Australia and abroad.

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As partners in PLACE Laboratory, Shlomit and Anna share complementary skills that provide clients with an exceptional level of leadership, creativity and innovation.

Shlomit has applied her practice-based interest in project management, planning and project delivery to many large-scale award winning projects for both the private and public sectors ranging from urban renewal, residential, resort developments and public open space.

She is a hands-on Director overseeing the management of the practice to ensure Client expectations are delivered both on time and within budget. Her rigour in managing teams, setting project direction and dealing with complexity ensures projects are run efficiently. Her ability to adapt to varying project demands, and environments have exposed her to all aspects of the profession from landscape assessment through to detailed design, documentation and on-site supervision of works.