Cambridge Courtyard receives the highest award for small projects at the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects Awards.

A great accolade for our fjclandscape and fjcplace teams and a huge thank you to Hannas/Golden Age for supporting high quality public open space in your developments. Also, Jake Nash, for your wonderful work and to UAP as well.

Award Citation:

A beautifully crafted intervention into an important and historic part of Sydney that has been approached with a powerful yet understated design sensibility. The design is a clear response to the rocky nature of the original topography of The Rocks and has been designed in partnership with artists, both Indigenous and non-Indigenous. The project restores the fine-grain pedestrian networks of the rambling Rocks and celebrates the original character of the rocky shoreline and escarpment of Warrane (Sydney Cove). The project beautifully reflects the millennia of habitation by the Gadigal People on the harbour’s rocky foreshore, and recognises the colonial heritage of the site, celebrated in a place where streets were gouged out of the bedrock and children played amongst the tall rock faces.


fjcstudio acknowledges all Aboriginal and Torres  Strait Islander peoples, the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which we work.

We recognise their continuing connection to Country and pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.

We extend this acknowledgement to Indigenous People globally, recognising their human rights and freedoms as articulated in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.