Key Personnel / Capabilities
Paul Blay Landscape Architect / Installation Artist / Digital Designer,
Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (BLA), Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, 1994
Landscape Architecture: Project management, urban design, landscape concept and master plans, "hand drawing" (sketch plans / sections / elevations / perspectives), CAD, "physical" scale models, client/community consultation, landscape documentation and construction drawings.
Installation Art: Festival performance art installation (with Roundabout Theatre), public realm installation, site-specific art and design, functional feature landscape elements.
Digital Design Visualisation (DV): photo montage, photo simulation, 3D modelling, 3D landscape / building design, 3D animation.
Other skills & interests: music (percussionist / composer / performer), digital music production, nature, digital art, graphic design, desktop publishing, fatherhood, yoga, organic gardening....
After graduation, Paul began his professional career at one of the world’s 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 in May 2000 while continuing to work for EDAW out of the Brisbane office on a range of national & international projects. In 2003, Paul started his own business Visualise, providing Landscape Architectural and Digital Visualisation services to the Byron Shire and beyond.
In 2004, Paul began collaborating with Hochhauser Associates on a regular basis on some significant private residential and public space projects within the NSW north coast region. 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 became involved with local wetland ecology experts, Australian Wetlands Consulting (AWC) (http://awconsult.com.au/) as landscape architectural consultant. His skills have helped to enhance the overall quality of design, communication and presentation of a range of significant environmentally sensitive projects.