As a Sydney Landscape Architecture firm, Urban & Rural Design pride themselves on their comprehensive and diverse skill set.

Leading the team is head landscape architect Angela Maroney with over 30yrs + experience. As a result of years of experience, they have an in-depth knowledge of design theory, history and problem-solving.

For instance, they have worked on a broad scope of projects, from residential to commercial design within the built environment and specialist areas.

Urban & Rural have created many specialist areas such as playscape design for many NSW councils and have enjoyed bringing aspects of this theory into residential projects for families.

In addition, Urban & Rural have the ability to sign off on DA’s and other legal documents. Angela Maroney is a consulting Arborist. She holds an AQF Level 5 with Diploma of Arboriculture to do the type of reports within this scope. Reports or documentation created by Angela Maroney are covered by Professional Indemnity Insurance.


Landscape design is their journey. The seasoned team will listen, respect, acknowledge your ideas, needs and wants. Their goal is to support you in the realization of your vision. Urban & Rural Design will design your project with the end product in mind, from concept to completion.

As an experienced Sydney landscape architects firm Urban & Rural Design offer you a range of achievable solutions and accommodate your preferences wherever possible. Accordingly, they will use their knowledge as landscape architects and take all their experience to assist you to design your dream garden or commercial project.

At Urban and Rural Design – it’s all about you!


With so many different terms and qualifications, our clients can find it to be really confusing.

Landscape Architects have a university degree and are required to be registered with the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA).

Landscape Designers have a diploma qualification from TAFE (or equivalent). They can also be members of the Australian Institute of Landscape Designers and Managers (AILDM). They have a level of practical experience that only comes from hands on learning. Extensive horticultural knowledge and a grounded, practical approach to business. They work primarily in the residential design sector.

The good news is, here at Urban and Rural Design, we have both qualifications.


3 step design process to ensure you have the best possible experience.

STEP 1 - Initial Consultation

Firstly, an Urban and Rural team member will schedule you a free 20 min no obligation phone consultation with landscape architect Angela Maroney to discuss your project.

At this point, you can book a one on one consultation with landscape architect Angela Maroney for a property site evaluation. This 60 - 90 minute consultation will access the scope of works, discuss your ideas, budget, style, and requirements. The site visit will allow the architect to ascertain if the property has any special conditions that need to be kept in mind when designing this project.

After the site visit, Urban & Rural will provide you with a fee proposal to design your garden.

STEP 2 - Concept & Plan

On approval, Urban & Rural Design will start to design your project. This a collaborative process between you and your landscape architect. Therefore they will prepare concepts to present to you at their office. At this stage in the design process you decide on any tweaks you may want to make to the design.

On completion, Angela Maroney will present you with Landscape Concept and Planting Plans. The plan is essentially conceptual rather than a construction document.

At this point, the project will take the next exciting turn. Urban & Rural Design will arrange a site visit with Angela Maroney at your property. At this site visit, you will make plant selection and material choices. This will further develop your ideas into a reality.

STEP 3 - Construction Quote

Urban & Rural Design is more than just landscape architects, we project manage a team of landscape contractors that can perform landscape works to ensure that your landscape reflects the concept developed.

Therefore, your architect designs with your budget in mind. That is why you will be presented with an accurate construction scope of works and a fee proposal for Urban & Rural Design to manage the construction of your project.

If your project requires any specific documentation to start the project, Urban & Rural will outline it in the scope of works. For example, site plans, working drawings, a survey to scale or Council documentation. A fee proposal will outline any costs associated with this documentation.

Please note: If you prefer your selected contractor to perform the landscape works, Urban & Rural Design will provide a fee proposal for preparing working drawing and specifications.

By choosing Urban & Rural Design to oversee your project, it ensures that the landscape works are performed in accordance with the Landscape Concept and Planting Plan and your dreams become a reality!