Ms Tanya Court

 Position Senior Lecturer
 Org Unit School of Architecture & Built Environment
 Telephone +61 8 8313 5694
 Mobile +61 4 1000 7998
 Location Floor/Room 4 68 ,  Horace Lamb Building ,   North Terrace
  • Biography/ Background

    Tanya Court is the Coordinator of the Landscape Architecture at the University of Adelaide. Tanya joined the School of Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Urban Design in 2006 from the University of Melbourne. Tanya has over 12 years of professional practice experience, specialising in civic and institutional landscapes, with many of her design projects winning Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) awards. Tanya’s design work is highly regarded with over 15 significant projects designed, documented and constructed in and around Melbourne and Adelaide. Tanya originally trained as an artist, before attending RMIT to study landscape architecture. Tanya has continued to maintain an arts practice with a sculpture commission, helmet, with Cassandra Chilton installed at Heide Museum of Modern Art. In 2009 this project won an AILA Vic Award for Design, Special Commendation for Art in the Landscape. The Route Followed, a public art project was shortlisted for the Lightsview development in Northfield. The public art policy document The Rundle Project: Integrated Public Art Masterplan for Rundle Street, with Wax Design and SPUD was awarded the 2009 PIA SA Minister’s Award for Planning Excellence as well as a 2009 AILA SA Award for Planning.  Her project, Balaclava Walk, with MGS Architects was awarded the Australia Award for Urban Design in 2006. A bike rack commission for Adelaide City Council Mrs Robinson is soon to be installed in North Adelaide.  She recently completed Packing with Jess Milley, an installation on the banks of the Torrens River as part of the Felt Natural exhibition. Most recently she was the landscape architect on the winning Slash team for the Royal Adelaide Hospital competition.

  • Qualifications

    2013 ONGOING      PhD

                                    RMIT University

    1998                        Bachelor of Applied Science (Landscape Architecture) 

                                    RMIT University

    1986                        Bachelor of Fine Art (Jewellery)

            Curtin University


  • Awards & Achievements



    2011                            Executive Dean of the Professions Prize for

                                        Excellence in Postgraduate Teaching


    2009                            AILA Vic Award for Design

                                        Special Commendation for Art in the Landscape


                                        (with Cassandra Chilton)

                                        AILA SA Award for Planning

                                        The Rundle Project

                                        (with WAX Design, SPUD and Naomi Horridge)

                                        PIA SA Award for Planning Excellence

                                        Urban Design – Plans and Ideas

                                        The Rundle Project

                                        (with WAX Design, SPUD and Naomi Horridge)

                                        PIA SA Award for Planning Excellence

                                        Minister’s Award

                                        The Rundle Project

                                        (with WAX Design, SPUD and Naomi Horridge)


    2007                            Australia Award for Urban Design
                                        (In association with MSG Architects)

                                        City of Port Phillip’s Balaclava Walk

                                        and Community Housing Project


    2002                            AILA Vic Chapter Peter Todd Award
    University Square Plaza

                                        AILA Vic Chapter Award of Merit

                                        University Square Plaza

                                        AILA Vic Chapter Award of Merit

                                        Gordon Institute of TAFE

                                        AILA Vic Chapter Award of Merit

                                        Streetscape Studies

                                        Victoria Harbour, Docklands


    2001                            AILA Vic Chapter Award of Merit

                                        Sandringham Village Square


    1999                            AILA Vic Chapter Award of Merit 

                                        Hull Street Apartments

                                        AILA Vic Chapter Commendation

                                        Box Hill TAFE

                                        AILA Vic Chapter Commendation

                                        Aurora Apartments


    1987                            City of Perth Craft Award


    1986                            City of Perth Craft Award






    2013                            SLASH with Sarah Lake, Stuart Harrison and Phillips Pilkington

                                        Winning Entry

                                        RAH Competition

                                        Mrs Robinson [2]

                                        Selected project

                                        Adelaide City Council Bike Rack Commission

    2009                            Lightsview Public Art Project

                                         The Route Follow

                                         Shortlisted entry,

    2001                             Harvey Milk Plaza Ideas Competition, San Francisco Prize             

                                         Shortlisted entry

    2000                             Banksia Gateway Sculpture Commission (with Cassandra Chilton)


                                         Winning entry

    Helmet is a fusion of landscape and corten steel sculpture that engages with its site and context.  It functions simultaneously as a gateway, faceted landform, sculpture, screen and viewing device.

    Construction completed 2009.

    1999                            MOMA at Heide and Banksia Park Masterplan Competition

                                        Winning entry

    1998                            Mockeridge Fountain Competition (with Christopher Sawyer)

                                        Short listed entry

    1998                             Sydney Republic Park International Ideas Competition

                                         (with Cassandra Chilton)

                                          Short listed entry



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