Well travelled: Claire Broun, senior landscape architect with JMD Design in Sydney, takes StreetChat through designing for Copenhagen and Sydney. Tell us about yourself. What drew you to landscape architecture? My father is a fifth generation wheat farmer and my mother an artist. I grew up in an old homestead on a property in Western Australia’s wheatbelt. A flourishing garden surrounds the verandahs where, as a child, I would often forage for plants to dissect and draw. I realise now, looking back, that these environments, both within and beyond the garden fence, are fundamental to who I am today. I showed talent as an artist throughout high school and was enthusiastic about continuing my interest with studies at university. This, combined with a developing interest in the land, lead me to enrolling …
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AMIEN RAFFIE | Procurement Officer
Amien has a Bachelor of Technology in Production/Operations Management.
What inspires you?
Achieving excellence is what drives me most. I take great pride in describing myself as a results-driven and dedicated person with vast experience in procurement and inventory management.
Your favourite product and why?
The Arqua fountain, I consider this product to be a very well thought out design. I find its slick and stylish curves make it stand out from the rest.
A simple solution inspired by popular demand, Street Furniture Australia’s new plinth bracket allows seats and benches to fix straight onto concrete and eliminates the need to design and fabricate custom parts. After being inundated with requests to mount our seats on plinths, SFA production manager Christopher Morgan used our in-house 3D printer to create a model for a bracket to match our benches and seats. The new plinth bracket now joins our standard range, received with interest by councils and landscape architects. The bracket is available, at no extra cost, for our Galleria, Concourse and Mall benches, slim benches and seats, with battens in Jarrah, anodised aluminium or powder coated in any colour. A discrete solution, ready to order. Enquire now.
Sydney’s Centennial Park hosted 8,335 runners from 341 companies for JP Morgan’s Corporate Challenge, a charity run to bring employees together and support the Indigenous Marathon Foundation. CM Group sent a team of 29 participants to take on the 5.6km race course, through the rain, with a record number of runners for the Sydney event despite the wet. Team captain Tomas van der Meer says the Challenge brings together staff across the group, from CM+, Context and Street Furniture Australia. He says, “At Centennial Park we went for the group photo, pinned our numbers and lined up for the start. Though it was raining we entertained ourselves with a breakdance and photographs. The sleeves were rolled up and at 6:40pm we were off. “Jason from Context flew over the course and all of the others followed soon after with …