Michael Spackman


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Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (Honors), University of New South Wales

Certificate of Horticulture, TAFE NSW Ryde


Registered Landscape Architect

Fellow of AILA


Michael Spackman is a Director of SMM based in Sydney, Australia. He is a Landscape Architect and Urban Designer with over 25 years experience. He has successfully completed many projects in Australia and Asia and maintains a strong interest in design solutions for urban landscapes through ecological innovation.

Michael is also interested in the role the public domain plays in the cultural and political life of societies. Under Michael’s guidance SMM has gained prominence with a range of planning and design projects for parks and public spaces including commissions for Moore Park, Martin Place, Western Sydney Regional Park and the Sydney Olympic Shooting Centre. He also has extensive experience in road design with ground-breaking projects such as the Great Western Highway in New South Wales. In recent years Michael has developed a further specialisation in alternative transit modes and urban cycling in particular.

Michael was recently awarded a fellowship by the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects in recognition of his professional service including as a former State President, and of his national practice leadership with particular focus on regional and environmental strategies as well as award-winning urban design outcomes.