Michèle Farley is a highly experienced landscape architect with over six years professional experience. Prior to joining Gillespies, she worked for ASPECT Studios, a landscape architecture practice based in Sydney, where she gained considerable experience working on a variety of projects ranging from small-scale public realm and residential landscapes to large city masterplans and infrastructure projects. Notable projects include Gate 9, University of NSW, a visionary scheme to uplift a brutalist building and the front door of the campus, and Australian Technology Park, a former locomotive workshop within the Governments inner city growth corridor.
Michèle completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Landscape Architecture at the University College Dublin, where she developed and refined her conceptual, design and graphic skills. Since joining Gillespies in 2019 she has been delivering exciting conceptual approaches and detailed designs for a range of landscape-led projects, including a significant new public realm for Bankside Yards, a historic London site that will deliver new community spaces and re-activate a substantial stretch of Southwark and the Thames path , and a landscape-led masterplan and vision for the revitalisation of the St Helier Waterfront in Jersey.
Michèle has been instrumental in developing the practice’s internal approach to research and professional development. In late 2019 she launched LandLabs, a stimulating talk series that covers a range of industry-specific topics.