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.
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.
Australian Institute of Landscape Architects
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.
Formal civic entrance forecourt
Attractive and comfortable external spaces for students
Evocative imagery for a Gardens playspace
A new urban park for Echuca
A community driven project
Stunning rural house setting
A large central outdoor space for the university.
Rejuvenation of a neglected urban space
Landscape for a future community
A creative and stimulating school garden
A scenario-based plan for Castlemaine 2045
An innovative and award-winning new play space
Enhancement of natural play areas
A medium density residential development
An imaginative play trail
Challenging and natural play
A multi-purpose track and linear reserve
Creative natural play space
A new life for a historic garden
Contemporary garden for a striking new house.
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