Kevin Mullins has a diverse design portfolio and has worked on numerous projects both in Australia and overseas. He is formally qualified in Landscape Technology and Landscape Design and has worked in the Landscape Industry for over 15 years.
Kevin Mullins has a diverse design portfolio and has worked on numerous projects both in Australia and overseas. He is formally qualified in Landscape Technology and Landscape Design and has worked in the Landscape Industry for over 15 years. With expertise in Horticulture; Plant Propagation; Landscape Construction; Landscape Design, Landscape Documentation, Computer Aided Drafting (CAD), Tendering and Project Management, Kevin has a full scope of knowledge in the landscape industry. Kevin's career began in the landscape construction and garden maintenance industry and this practical experience formed a solid foundation for his current design profession. He understands and knows what works well in outdoor spaces from plant and hard materials selection to managing long-term maintenance. He has a sound understanding of the processes involved in budget preparation and tender submission and thus, can oversee projects from conception to completion. With this comes a commitment and passion for landscape design combined with intuitive design principles. In addition, Kevin's innovative landscape design skills have been acknowledged through his role as a landscape researcher to Better Homes and Gardens TV in 2006.
His award winning approach has encompassed many aspects of landscape design including the design, documentation and project management of streetscapes (traffic islands, road surface treatments and street trees); public spaces (including parks, playgrounds, cycleways and community & open space); private allotments; residential subdivisions; wetland basins; drainage reserves; acoustic wall treatments; and irrigation.
Kevin is experienced in working in a multi-disciplinary team with architects, planners and ecologists and has knowledge in the preparation of conceptual drawings for Development Application (DA) and detailed drawings for Construction Certificate (CC) Issue. He has a good understanding of the process involving State Environmental Planning Policies (SEPPs), Regional Environmental Plans (REPs), Local Environmental Plans (LEPs), Development Control Plans (DCP’s) along with application of legislation processes including the Environmental Planning & Assessment Act (EP&A Act), Rivers & Foreshores Improvement Act (RFI Act), and Threatened Species Conservation Acts (TSC Act). During his career, Kevin has been involved in the compilation of Statement of Environmental Effects, Design Reports and numerous other documents.
Kevin has excellent design and documentation skills with expertise in graphic presentation using CAD & 3D, as well as web/graphic design software including the following:
- Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator)
- SketchUp (3D)
- Carrara (3D)
- Dreamweaver (Web)
- Microsoft Works package
- Diploma of Landscape Technology. 1996 Technicon of Natal, Durban, South Africa
- Diploma of Horticulture (Landscape Design). 2002 Ryde Institute of TAFE
- Statement in Plumbing (Urban Irrigation Systems). 2003 Meadowbank Institute of TAFE
- 2003 OH&S Training (Green Card)
- 2004 Essential Skills For Supervisors (University of Sydney)
- 2004 Preparing, Presenting and Negotiating Successful Tenders (University of Sydney)