Claire Martin is a landscape architect and associate director with the Melbourne studio of OCULUS. She has led the successful delivery of a range of education, health, cultural, infrastructure and public landscape projects including the University of Melbourne’s Melbourne School of Design (MSD), the Bendigo Hospital, the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA), Remembrance Drive Interchange and Victoria Harbour’s City Quarter.
Claire is a member of the Office of the Victorian Government Architect’s Victorian Design Review Panel and is passionate about education and research. She has taught design in the School of Architecture and Design, RMIT University where she is a longstanding member of the Landscape Architecture Program Advisory Committee, regular guest lecturer and invited critic.
Claire was a co-creative director for This Public Life, the Australian Institute of Landscape Architecture’s Festival of Landscape Architecture that brought together thinkers and practitioners from the arts and sciences, both nationally and internationally. Claire plays an active role within the profession and was the recipient of the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects’ Jim Sinatra Future Leaders Award.
Norway-based Kjetil Trædal Thorsen speaks with Landscape Architecture Australia about rapid prototyping, the internationalization of architecture and the value of “getting the musician in the engineer to come out.”