We are passionate about helping to create public places that deliver real benefits to the communities in which they exist.
Working directly for local government or partnering with landscape architecture firms - our approach is collaborative and driven from the bottom up - beginning ideally with wide stakeholder engagement.
We combine engagement with deep analysis and research which allows us to formulate a nuanced and locally relevant understanding of place.
Our creative urban design team is driven by this strategic framework. We collaborate with our clients, partners and stakeholders to develop highly creative, bespoke expressions of local history, culture and identity that appear in the public domain.
We fully document all aspects of our design work, partner with electrical and engineering specialists where needed, and issue construction documentation. We then carry out all aspects of project management and project delivery, often partnering with local creatives, artists, makers and hand picked tradespeople who understand our unique approach.
We believe in sourcing local, often sustainable materials and working with people who are part of the communities in which each project is occurring. Our approach ensures not only that our work contributes economically to these places but is also embraced and loved by people for whom the work is ultimately created for.
If you are part of an upcoming urban design project and you are looking to give your proposal a unique edge, or inject your work with fine-grained, bespoke, creative expressions of place then POMO’s experienced and collaborative team of placemaking designers would love to hear from you.
When we set out to design our studio we approached it like any design project, we began by identifying the priorities and creating a strategic framework to guide the decision making.
The initial priority was to create something simple to build, something sustainable, creatively inspiring and something that was cost effective. Through research it became clear that achieving these things was not necessarily difficult.
Working with the landscape design team POMO were able to create a number of key design initiatives that would contribute to the locally inspired placemaking program and deliver on practical community needs.
POMO was engaged to design and construct a number of landscape elements. Each element was custom designed and born from the uniqueness of Palmwoods, they reference local history, using locally sourced materials and were being made collaboratively with local craftspeople and artisans.
Underlying this was a larger design and management process run by POMO involving construction design, design reporting, engineering certification, construction and project management and installation on-site. A true multidisciplinary and multi-skilled program with a wide range of stakeholders and projects participants.
The project won the Excellence Award at the 2018 Queensland AILA awards for Civic Design. It also won gold in the same category at the national awards.