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.

Philip Kleinschmidt


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Philip is a Registered Landscape Architect with over 20 years-experience working on major landscape & urban design projects in Australia, North America and the United Kingdom.

Since joining CUSP in 2015, Philip has been the project manager on the Queens Wharf Brisbane Foreshore Public Realm currently being delivered for the Destination Brisbane Consortium.   The project includes the reimagining and activation of 1.2km of previously neglected river foreshore between Victoria Bridge and the Goodwill Bridge as part of the development of the new lifestyle and entertainment precinct.

Prior to 2015 Philip spent almost 10 years as principal landscape architect / urban designer on some of South East Queensland’s most complex transport infrastructure projects, including the Inner Northern Busway (Queen Street to Roma Street); AirportlinkM7, and Legacy Way; as well as Tender designs for Gold Coast Light Rail Stage 1, Moreton Bay Rail Link, and Toowoomba Second Range Crossing.

His involvement in these large scale infrastructure & public realm projects has spanned the full range of the project scope, commencing at visioning and options generation, through concept design and stakeholder engagement, to the preparation of construction documentation and implementation. Complex projects require the Landscape Architect to engage proactively with large multi-disciplinary teams, articulating a simple robust design vision, and then successfully advocating for its implementation through quality, integrated urban design solutions. Philip applies these skills to projects of all types and scales to strive for design outcomes which are thoughtful and site responsive, uncomplicated and functional.