About Sentient Design

Practice Profile

Sentient Design develops creative, innovative and exceptional design solutions in landscape architecture. Based in the Macedon Ranges, Sentient Design provides services to local government, business and private property owners.

With an appreciation of local conditions, environmentally responsive design and legislative requirements Sentient Design specialises in developing attractive, functional and stimulating places that encourage community ownership.

Strong on-the-ground outcomes are built on a thorough and collaborative design process, engaged communities and a flexible, responsive and dedicated approach.

Justine Image

Sentient Design was founded in 2014 by Justine Image. As a Registered Landscape Architect Justine has extensive experience within local government, as well as within private consultancy. She has a broad background of projects, including open space master planning, play space design, residential landscapes and urban design initiatives.

Justine combines a strong commitment to site-specific design with an innovative  approach and strong skills in visual representation. She works collaboratively with contractors, artists, engineers and other professionals to develop unique and practical solutions to client needs.

Living in the Macedon Ranges, Justine has a particular understanding of the richness, challenge and potential of living in regional Victoria.

Professional Memberships


Australian Institute of Landscape Architects


Play Australia


Sentient Design produces projects that are creative, innovative and pragmatic. A strong philosophical framework, developed from both education and experience guides process and decision making from beginning to end.


We believe every site has a unique physical, environmental and cultural context that can be respected and enhanced by a sensitive and thoughtful response.


Clear and professional communication is a critical component of a successful working partnership. This applies equally to clients, collaborators, and with the public.


We are committed to honest, well-founded and transparent communication and advice.


The notion of a sustainable landscape has many aspects and is not a tick-the-box process. It requires considered analysis of the project context, objectives and benefits.


While respecting tradition and experience, we are open to the benefits that may arise from new ideas, materials and ways of doing things.


We strive to design places that connect people with their physical environment and encourage stewardship of land.

Selected Projects


                LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE    Creating attractive, functional and stimulating places

                MASTER PLANNING    Developing a shared vision for the future

                PLAY SPACE DESIGN    Providing inclusive, welcoming and fun spaces for children of all ages

                RESIDENTIAL LANDSCAPES    Crafting extraordinary environments for property owners

                PLANNING PERMIT DRAWINGS    Accurate  drawings for statutory planning requirements

                URBAN ENVIRONMENTS    The collaborative process of shaping our urban environments

                EDUCATIONAL ENVIRONMENTS    Creating restorative spaces that support learning

Miscellany on Pinterest

For a curated collection of inspiring images of landscape architecture and design
please visit the Sentient Design page on Pinterest


If you would like to discuss a project you have, please phone or email Justine.

Address: PO Box 128, Elphinstone VIC 3448, AUSTRALIA
Phone: 0457 412 274
E-mail: jimage@sentientdesign.com.au
Website: www.sentientdesign.com.au