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POMO Studio, Sunshine Coast

Working across traditional disciplines

POMO are specialists in urban design and delivery projects that have a placemaking focus. We collaborate with landscape architects and local governments on projects for public places that seek to tap into and express the narratives of place and the aspirations of the community.

We also have a long history in communication design including graphic, brand and digital and we therefore bring a visual rigor to everything we do.

Stephen Burton
Founder + Design Director

Stephen is founder and design director of POMO having started the business in the late 90’s. Stephen has evolved the practice by focusing not just on the design of ‘things’ but on the design of experiences, in particular the process of generating connections between people and physical places. This has led to a focus on design and delivery projects that have a placemaking focus.

Stephen has an undergraduate degree in Arts (Media and Culture) and Law (Hons) and postgraduate qualifications in Urban Design and Planning. He has also studied Art History & Theory.

Senior Designer

John holds a Bachelor of the Built Environment (Architectural Studies) and a Graduate Diploma of Visual Arts (Graphic Design). John is a senior designer with a unique skill set that spans graphic, environmental and built environment design.

John’s background in architecture means he understands the built environment and how people experience spaces.

Digital Developer

Nathan works to translate design into practice, using a logical approach to define the hidden structure and foundation of a digital project, working on the parts you don’t see in order to ensure the stability and usability of the parts you do.

He enjoys problem solving, regularly challenging himself with difficult puzzles and practicing logical thinking, his work consists of looking at the goals and expectations of a digital project, defining an efficient way to meet those criteria and then implementing it.

Nathan has a Certificate IV in Website Design and Development and a Bachelor of Interactive Media at QUT.

Placemaking & Research

Richard works to build frameworks of cultural heritage and identity that inform design strategies adopted by POMO for urban revitalisation and placemaking projects.

His passions lie in the realm of human centred design, where spaces and places are designed to enhance liveability and add value to the surrounding environment.

Richard is currently completing his Urban Design and Town Planning studies at the University of The Sunshine Coast.

CAD Designer

Kathryn has a background in interior design for commercial and residential fit outs.

She has developed her career as a CAD designer in the U.K with a speciality in industrial and fabrication design.

Kathryn is also a keen illustrator and artist and brings a cross-disciplinary skill set to POMO’s projects.

Research, engagement and delivery

We research, engage, report and carry out all phases of design and project delivery - a unique beginning to end methodology that helps create meaningful, rich, highly bespoke urban environments that are deeply connected to the people and places in which they exist.



National Landscape Architecture Awards 2018
Queensland Landscape Architecture Awards 2018
Building Designers Association of Queensland inc 2014 State Winner
W3 2017 Gold Winner
Telstra Business Womens Award

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