Phoebe Pape graduated from Canberra University with a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture in 1982, prior to working for several prominent landscape architecture firms, building a strong base in landscape design, documentation and management skills. Practices included Environmental Landscapes, Foresite Landscape Architects (with Ken Maher), and Travis Partners.

In 1991 Phoebe established the firm Stutchbury and Pape with architect Peter Stutchbury, a practice that over the years developed a reputation for its care and integration of the landscape with the built form, attention to detail, environmental sensitivity, and design quality. Phoebe’s expertise and contribution to site planning, and the environmental considerations and landscape integration of the Stutchbury & Pape architecture/landscape projects, was significant. From the inception of Stutchbury and Pape until mid 2007, Phoebe was the director responsible for all Stutchbury and Pape landscape projects, co-ordination of graphic presentation, office management and administration.

In late 2002 Phoebe was the landscape architect asked to join the team, headed by Lindsay and Kerry Clare of Architectus, Sydney, that subsequently won the international design competition for the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art and Forecourt Plaza, Brisbane. Together with a number of University projects, one of Phoebe’s most recognised public works is the award winning Sydney International Archery Park, completed for the 2000 Olympics. Here a 12 acre toxic land fill site was transformed into a welcoming and functional work of art, now internationally acclaimed for its’ signature pole forest and blended use of native grasses. That same year her work was included in an international publication on Landscape Architecture, and she was nominated by the Australian Magazine 2000 as one of six leading women designers.

Phoebe's works have been published internationally, her private garden designs being selected for inclusion in “300 Gardens of the World”, an English publication. Her projects have been published in a number of Australian magazines, and the garden at “Springwater’ features in the book “Courtyard Houses”, by Stephen Crafti. In 2007, the “Bay House Garden” was short listed for the international garden design prize ‘Private plots and Public spots’ at the International Garden Symposium, Langenlois, Austria.

Phoebe has led documentation construction teams on large urban renewal projects, designed and coordinated construction of large mass plantings, been awarded for her civic design and has completed many beautiful private gardens, both within Australia and in tropical Vanuatu and Sri Lanka. Phoebe is noted for her attention to detail throughout projects, ensuring high quality delivery at all stages.

In 2008, Phoebe established her own independent landscape practice. Throughout 2009 Phoebe worked as Landscape Architect to Pittwater Council, instigating and facilitating community consultations and resolutions for controversial local landscape projects, researching and producing Plans of Management, and designing playground and recreational facilities. Recently Phoebe was invited to participate in the Design Studio for the 2nd yr Architecture programme at Sydney University as a design tutor, and she continues to collaborate with Peter Stutchbury Architecture on select projects.


1982 Bachelor of Science in Environmental Design, Canberra University
1983 Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, Canberra University
1988 - present AAILA, registered Landscape Architect


1981- 1982 Weston Creek School of Horticulture
1987-1989 Seaforth Tech, Fine Art (painting)
1990-1991 Julian Ashton Art School (drawing)
2008-2009 Pina Bartolo (Life drawing)


1983 -1984 Environmental Landscapes
1984 -1986 Foresite Landscape Architects
1986 NSW Public Works - Landscape Architect
1987 - 1989 Travis Partners Pty Ltd
1990 Travel
1991- 2007 Stutchbury and Pape Architecture Landscape Architecture
2007-present Phoebe Pape Landscape Architecture


1968 - 1969 South Africa, England, France, Italy, Austria, Switzerland
1975 - 1976 South Africa, England, Switzerland, France, Holland
1982 Papua New Guinea
1989 - 1990 Zimbabwe, Zambia, Kenya, Swaziland, South Africa, England, Scotland, Portugal, Spain, France, Switzerland, Italy, USA, Alaska, Japan
1997 Northern Territory
1999 New Zealand
2001 New Zealand
2003 Italy, France, Switzerland, Austria
2006 Western Australia, Kimberly


2001 University of Canterbury, Christchurch, NZ
External critic for final year Architecture Studio
2002 University of New South Wales, Sydney
External Examiner, final year Landscape Architecture
2004 University of Adelaide, External critic for final year Architecture Studio
2010 University of Sydney 2nd Year Architecture Design Studio, Lectures
2010 University of New South Wales, Sydney, 2nd Year Landscape Architecture, Design Studio external critic

public lectures

1999 RAIA Country Division
“Small Business Practice, and How we Make it Work!”
1999 NZIA, Christchurch
“Principles at Work: Landscape Works”
1999 University of Otago, New Zealand
“Philosophy of Landscape”
2001 Australian National Gallery
“Philosophy of a design approach”
2001 NZIA, Christchurch
Landscape Principles
2004 University of Adelaide
Graduating Studio Presentation Lecture
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