CUSP acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the lands and waters on which we work. We recognise the deep connection of First Peoples to Country and value their contribution to caring for managing our lands, waters and seas. We pay our respects to Elders past and present and extend that respect to all First Nations peoples.

Daniel Wright


Spending time on:

Sailing, mountain biking, minding native bees, woodworking

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Daniel Wright (Dan) is a Director and Co-founder of CUSP.  His philosophical approach to landscape and urban design is to create unique places that enhance the relationship between the community, natural processes and the environment.

Dan is an accomplished Landscape Architect, Urban Designer and Project Manager. With experience at senior and project manager levels in masterplanning, concept design, detailed design and construction supervision across a diverse range of projects Dan is equipped to provide inclusive and informed leadership as a Director of CUSP and collaborating with consultant teams.

Establishing his career as a Landscape Architect for S.P.L.A.T (with Stephen Pate), later merged with Cardno, Dan’s expertise is a result of working with high-performing teams and award-winning projects.  A testament to Dan’s skill and expertise is his successful involvement as Senior Landscape Architect for the River Quay, South Bank project which was awarded 2011 Queensland UDIA Consultants Excellence Award and Retail/Commercial Award, the Karl Langer Award for Urban Design at the 2012 Queensland Architecture Award and the prestigious “Australia Award for Urban Design” 2012.

During 2010 to 2012, Dan advanced his project management experience by working with one of Australia’s largest diversified property groups, Stockland. As a Development Manager, Dan was responsible for the successful delivery of a broadscale residential community in a new market catchment.  Responsibilities included the management of a consultancy team to develop and implement sales, marketing and production strategies specific to the target customer, providing Dan with vital understandings into the needs and priorities of the client including proactive communication, quality documentation, time and budget management.