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I loved working with WAX. Their enthusiasm and creativity makes for a very positive working relationship. Nothing was too hard to problem solve and they went above and beyond to help us achieve our project outcome on a limited budget. They also went out of their way to support our school in ways we didn’t expect!

Nancy Hutcheson, Suneden Special School

WAX created an online site where people could log in and make comments on our town master plan throughout a 6-8 month consultative process – this live feedback was invaluable, and very much an ongoing collaboration with the community. The entire process was really unique and one of the best I have come across.

Muller Mentz, District Council of the Copper Coast.

WAX’s documentation, costings, and analysis on the project are some of the best I’ve seen. All deliverables were completed to a very high standard.

Tom Maxwell, Adelaide City Council

WAX Design bridges the interesting junction between imagination that draws on our own creativity and experience and an appreciation for the realities of a project. The result: great places for people.

Since 2006 we have grown a reputation for projects that are inventive, resolved and responsive to their surroundings. Just as important is our standing as people who are good to work with, flexible in our dealings and thorough in everything we do.

Our award-winning body of work spans the fields of landscape architecture and environment, urban design and place making, art and design, play and education.

Whatever the project, we start from the premise that the best work comes from collaboration—with the client, with professional colleagues and with the communities our projects serve.

The collaborative process begins in our studio, where a team of multidisciplinary designers work collectively to uncover the hidden opportunities within each site, place or project.

We maintain a practice that is of a size that gives clients immediate access to the two directors, who are closely involved in every project. At the same time, we have the capacity and team dynamics to deal with even the most complex processes and projects.

Our clients extend across local and state governments and the private sector. We consistently aspire to outperform the expectations of our clients, the community and our peers.

Sustainability is central to how we think and what we do and in turn we are sustained by the value we place on professional ethics, social responsibility and integrated development. These qualities apply internally to our own approach and to the projects with which we are involved.

Our work has been recognised with 38 local, national and international awards from bodies such as the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects, Australian Institute of Architects, International Play Association, Planning Institute of Australia, Design Institute of Australia, Landscape Association of South Australia and Parks and Leisure Australia.