Who is Bricolage Design?
Bricolage Design is landscape architectural practice run by sole practitioner Elizabeth Cummins. Eiizabeth is a qualified landscape architect (Bachelor of Design with 1st Class Hons, RMIT 2001) and teacher (Diploma of Teaching Early Childhood, Monash University 1989).
Elizabeth was a pre-school director in the early 1990’s and has also taught pre-school and primary school in the UK and Japan.
She has worked professionally with Mary Jeavons Landscape Architects (now Jeavons Landscape Architects) designing playspaces, master planning and working on strategy reports for local government. She has also worked in private practice for KLM Gerner and Elizabeth Peck Landscape Architects and in local government for the City of Darebin and the City of Moonee Valley in Melbourne.
In 2011 Elizabeth branched out to take her own creative direction, which has become Bricolage. She is a board member of PLAY Australia, having co-developed a publication for local councils, schools and children’s centres called ‘Getting the Balance Right’ which is a guide for risk benefit assessment in play, published in November 2015. She regularly speaks and trains at different forums on play and risk, an example being in the 2014 ‘Garden Common Lecture Series’ in Clunes (see video below).
She is a co-founder of the Creative Cubby Project focusing on creative and sustainable cubby building for kids out of cardboard. This project premiered at the 2014 Ballarat Show and also made appearances at the Ballarat Begonia Festival and Ballarat Heritage Weekend in 2015. www.facebook.com/creativecubbyproject
Elizabeth blogs regularly as ‘leafgenius’ on this website, Facebook and Twitter about everything ‘play’ and Elizabeth is a contributing co-editor on a new global publication titled ‘How to Grow a Playspace’ published by Routledge, Taylor & Francis, UK in 2017 .
Elizabeth is a current board member of Play Australia and also a member of the International Play Association (IPA).
Bricolage Design is passionate about creative and unique outdoor environments for both little… and big people.