Adam McEllister

Adam McEllister

Adam McEllister

Landscape Architect

Adam has 7 years of experience, having worked as a student and full-time Landscape Architect in three professional practices. An award-winning student, he completed his Landscape Architecture Degree in 2017 with First Class Honours and the University Medal and commenced full-time work in 2018


Already holding a prior degree in Communication Design, his practice seeks to integrate ecological principles and digital technologies to imagine, model, and realise sustainable future landscapes.

Adam has worked on various projects within the public and private sectors, continually developing his skills and design thinking. His aptitude for the profession was acknowledged early with the awarding of QLD and National AILA awards for the Logan River Accessibility & Connectivity Plan in 2018 – a project in which he was the primary designer and thinker.

Adam has a unique talent for computational design and is a champion of leveraging technology to enhance workflows and improve the quality of project deliverables. He believes strongly in the importance of ongoing rigour in the design process, maintaining an independent research practice and regularly acts as a guest and sessional academic at QUT.  More recently, Adam was a member of the AILA Climate Positive Working Group, an initiative closely aligned to his motivations for entering the profession – to make a difference and leave a positive legacy.