tom payne

tom payne

urban + place planner, NSW

Since I was a child, I rode my bike around the city. I loved observing architecture and streetscapes, but also the way people socialised and engaged with their surroundings. By the time I was an adult, I realised I could use the same techniques to play a part in improving urban environments. By considering demographics, changing lifestyles and basic human nature, we can deliver people-oriented projects, which also enhance wider urban character, improve wellbeing and promote sustainable development.

Tom works at the interface between urban planning and place making. Educated at the University of Sydney, as well as London’s Bartlett School of Architecture, he has completed academic projects in Australia, Denmark, Spain and across the United Kingdom. Having worked for large development consultancies in London, he understands the interface between economic feasibility and the delivery of a high quality, people-oriented projects.

He is interested in improving the quality of urban life by re-thinking the ways in which we design and manage spaces between buildings.

tom.payne@robertsday.com.au
t 61 2 8202 8000