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Urban Design

Urban Design


RPS’ urban design team is dedicated to the creation of successful places. We create vibrant, sustainable communities and places, where people want to live and interact.


RPS has one of the largest urban design teams in Australia and have contributed to some of the most significant recent projects in Australasia.

We are recognised for our expertise in the creation of new communities, urban redevelopment and attention to the public realm. Our people deliver design vision and approvals. We create a vision for the future, a strategy for place making and a blueprint for commercial execution. We aim to integrate projects into their urban context, including the built and natural environment, through collaboration and creativity.

Together our multi-disciplinary team of experts services the spectrum of urban design process, from project visioning, structure and master planning, through to detailed design and construction documentation and built form guidance. Our consultative process underpins our work and our outcomes are design based with commercial grounding.


Our services include:

Site analysis and opportunities assessment

Due diligence and yield assessment

Visioning and project positioning

Structure planning and planning for growth

Concept design and illustration

Masterplanning and detailed design development

Implementation strategies, design guidelines and urban framework plans

Urban regeneration and infill strategies

Public realm and place making

Workshop co-ordination and enquiry by design

Sales and marketing material

Consultation and negotiation

Peer review and expert evidence.
 

Key Contacts

Dan Gibson

Dan Gibson   |   Technical Director – Urban Design  |   Send Email

Dan has over 17 years of experience as an Urban Designer in private practice, providing due diligence advice, commercially astute land use and structure planning solutions, detailed and innovative master plan concepts, community creation initiatives, and strategic project advice to a broad range of urban, industrial, resource focussed and rural communities.

Matthew Bolton

Matthew Bolton   |   Urban Design Manager  |   Send Email

Matt has 14 years of experience as an urban designer and a further five years working within the architectural field. He is an experienced project manager who has led numerous medium to large projects from inception and throughout the delivery phases with particular focus on detailed design, construction and built form outcomes. As Urban Design Manager for North Queensland, Matt has concentrated his efforts on creating innovative and well refined design solutions across a range of project types suited to the North Queensland climate and marketplace.

Peter Egerton

Peter Egerton   |   Discipline Leader – Urban Design  |   Send Email

Peter has been part of the urban design and planning profession for 25 years, and currently leads the urban design team for RPS. Peter is based in Brisbane, but has a wider perspective from leading projects from Sydney to Port Douglas and New Zealand to Western Australia.

Peter’s focus is integrating design and planning expertise with sustainable development practices, to create successful urban spaces where people live, work and visit. His strong network of positive working relationships with government and industry, together with his communication and technical skills, have been critical to the success of his large body of work.

As a design professional, and business leader, Peter strives to make a positive contribution in the communities he influences, and ensure outcomes are enduring, sustainable and memorable.

Steve Barwell

Steve Barwell   |   Principal – Urban Design  |   Send Email

Steve is a designer with 20 years of planning and design experience across Australia and Asia. He has worked with private and public enterprises throughout his career, and has a passion for innovative, sustainable and commercial outcomes.

His current role as Principal – Urban Design Steve works on the design of large growth management areas throughout Queensland, Victoria and New South Wales, and provides urban design for infill and urban renewal projects. His experience includes work at all levels within the land development industry, from planning approvals through to land titling and building construction.