ShadeSmart Program: Module 4 - Design 1

ShadeSmart Program: Module 4 - Design 1




Design 1




1. Performance and Scope - An Industry Perspective

Tanya Wood

- What's working and what's not ?

- Barriers to effective shade design and procurement

- How to get the best shade value proposition

- Heat challenge and best skin protection

- Role of Landscape Architects and Built Environment Professional in shade design



2. Benchmarks and Case Studies

- Shade structures and performance - brief, value and options- Alfresco Shade Tom Westcott

- Street trees and shade - Dr. Libby Gallagher (Case study will be available for viewing on the ShadeSmart Resource page after the event )

- Kids safe design - Kim Cooke


3. Design Tools and Shade Modelling

AILA Member - Michael White

- Targets - heat, shade and UV

- Verification - Software applications

- Industry resources


 Resource Library


Live Q&A



Tanya Wood

Tanya Wood is an award-winning registered landscape architect based in Sydney, Australia. Tanya has worked on hundreds of landscape projects both within Australia and internationally and has developed a unique and functional approach to design with her own private practice. With a passion for residential landscape architecture, Tanya leads projects from initial site consultancy through to construction and into preservation. Tanya Wood is also the current AILA NSW President having previously held the Vice President role for 2020-2021. Tanya was a member of the National AILA Honours Committee 2019-2021. Tanya was a jury member for the AILA NSW Landscape Architecture Awards (2020). Tanya lectures and tutors at The University of Technology Sydney (UTS) for the Masters of Landscape Architecture and Masters of Architecture courses. Tanya was a Master of Architecture Studio Lead at UTS during 2021 and is currently the Course Coordinator for Professional Practice at UTS for Masters of Landscape Architecture and Honours students.

Tom Westcott


Libby Gallagher

Dr Libby Gallagher is a landscape architect and director of Gallagher Studio. Libby has delivered innovative public domain, strategic and urban design projects whilst in practice in Australia, UK, Canada, and the Asia pacific. Libby has dedicated the last 12 years to researching the design and delivery of high-quality public spaces to address climate change and has completed a PHD focused on climate adaptation for urban streets. Gallagher studio’s Cool Streets pilot project in Western Sydney, based on this PHD research won an AILA 2017 National Award of Excellence.  Her most recent commission Urban Tree Canopy – Targets and Controls for the NSW Government won the AILA Award of Excellence 2022 in landscape planning and a Shade smart award.  She has taught in undergraduate and graduate programs at the University of New South Wales, the University of Technology Sydney and the University of Sydney.


Kim Cooke

Kim has had involvement in the design and development of outdoor play spaces with a specific interest in creating opportunities for mindfulness for children, through the use of exploration in natural play spaces. Kim has extensive experience in Local Government across all Education and Care Service types. Kim is enthused to support and continue to develop valued partnerships with the community and playspace stakeholders, to create amazing, inclusive and safe play spaces for everyone. Kim also holds nationally recognised credentials in playground inspections and is a qualified vocational trainer in playground inspection courses. During Kim’s involvement with Kidsafe she has been involved in the design consultancy and review process for many public spaces, early childhood and school settings. She has taken part in working parties such as Everyone Can Play and Places to Play Guideline as well as representing Kidsafe on Standard Committees.

Michael White

Wednesday, 31 August 2022
12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
2 formal points CPD Points