2018 | Doctor of Philosophy (by Publication) - Deakin University, Australia
2011 | Master of Architecture - University of Adelaide, Australia
2004 | Bachelor of Landscape Architecture - (Honours 1st) - University of Adelaide, Australia
2003 | Bachelor of Architecture - University of Adelaide
2000 | Bachelor of Design Studies - University of Adelaide (L.Arch, Arch., Env. Studies)
Dr Joshua Zeunert is a Registered Landscape Architect and Senior Scientia Lecturer at UNSW in Australia. He has over 14 years of academic experience, previously holding positions of Lecturer at Deakin University (2015-18), Writtle School of Design, U.K. (2012-15) and the University of Adelaide (2010-12). He was also a casual academic at the University of New South Wales (2007-09) and University of South Australia (2010). Academic expertise encompasses scholarly and design research and program management, with extensive teaching spanning 49 unique subject units and a breadth of programs including landscape architecture, architecture, urban design, planning, architecture and garden design. Research includes three award-winning books, Landscape Architecture and Environmental Sustainability (2017), the Routledge Handbook of Landscape and Food (2018), in addition to book chapters, journal articles and a range of other non-traditional outputs and advocacy. Josh became the first Australian landscape architect to receive a prestigious Australian Research Council (ARC) ‘DECRA’ scholarship (2020-23), and the first landscape architect at UNSW into its Scientia Program (2020-24).
Zeunert possesses a practice background with internationally award-winning design offices, including Taylor Cullity Lethlean (Adelaide/Melbourne, 2010-12), McGregor Coxall (Sydney, 2006-09) and Peter Stutchbury Architecture (2005). He specialises in integrating environmental design, research and strategy into project visions and spatial design practice, possessing experience in shifting project scales from regional planning, strategy and design, to civic and urban design, as well as detailed design and documentation. He was integral in a range of significant international, national and state award-winning projects and lead-consultant roles including Ballast Point Park; Green Square Town Centre Public Domain; Victoria Square/Tarntanyangga; Bowden Urban Village; Adelaide Riverbank; National Gallery Australia; Mildura Waterfront; Melbourne Metro Tunnel Project; and competition-winning entries.
Other career highlights include the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) National Future Leaders Scholarship (2009), the Adelaide Magazine’s Urban Warrior feature (2008), and having his portrait displayed at the Celebrating Innovators exhibition at Federal Parliament House (2012). He served as AILA NSW President (2019-2020), was a founding member of the award-winning Biocity Design Research Studio (2006-09) and weekly radio show The Plan (2011-12). He has two decades of involvement with landscape architecture professional institutes and is an emerging keynote speaker at international conferences. He regularly participates in workshops, forums, juries and panels. Zeunert’s multidisciplinary tertiary qualifications span landscape architecture, architecture, built environment design and environmental studies. His PhD was one of the first by Publication in landscape architecture.
2020 | UNSW Scientia Program (2020-24)
2019 | Australian Research Council, DECRA (Discovery Early Career Researcher Award), Scenario testing for sustainable Australian agricultural landscapes to 2050.
2019 | Landscape Institute UK, Finalist in Communication & Presentation: Book: Landscape Routledge Handbook of Landscape & Food.
2019 | AILA NSW: Award in Research & Communication: Book: Landscape Routledge Handbook of Landscape & Food.
2018 | Landscape Institute UK, Highly Commended Award in Communication & Presentation: Book: Landscape Architecture and Environmental Sustainability: Creating Positive Change through Design.
2017 | AILA National: Excellence Award in Research & Communication: Book: Landscape Architecture and Environmental Sustainability: Creating Positive Change through Design.
2017 | AILA VIC: Excellence Award in Research & Communication: Book: Landscape Architecture and Environmental Sustainability: Creating Positive Change through Design.
2017 | World Landscape Architect Awards (WLA) Shortlist: Research & Communications: Book: Landscape Architecture and Environmental Sustainability.
2014 | AILA National: Award in Research & Communication: Tickle Booklets (Taylor Cullity Lethlean): Zeunert, J. (ed.) (2012) victoria square/tarntanyagga; esd, Melbourne: TiCkLe/TCL.
2012 | AILA VIC: Award in Research & Communication: Tickle Booklets: (TCL): Ibid.
2011 | Radio Adelaide: Best Team: The Plan: Architecture, Environment and Affect, 101.5 FM Wed’s 6-7pm.
2010-16 | Project: Victoria Square/Tarndanyangga: Various AILA / PIA / Urban Design / Gavin Walkley National and State Excellence Awards (TCL).
2009-11 | Ballast Point Park: Various International, National and State Awards (McGregor Coxall)
2009 | AILA National - Bruce Mackenzie Future Leaders Award & Scholarship
2008 | AILA NSW: Planning: Jury Citation for Innovation in Planned Communities, Green Square
2007 | AILA NSW: Education: Special Citation for New Directions, The Biocity Studio (McGregor Coxall)
2004 | AILA SA: Rodney Beames Memorial Graduating Student Prize (Adelaide Parklands Final Project)
1998-2004 | Golden Key Honour Society Invitee (Highest 10% of university achievers)
1997 | SSABSA Merit List
2020-22 | Australian Research Council, DECRA (Discovery Early Career Researcher Award), Scenario testing for sustainable Australian agricultural landscapes to 2050, $417,128.
2019 | UNSW FBE: ECR Grant: Sydney’s Food Landscapes, Past, Present, Future, $13,000
2017 | Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, Anglesea Land Use Scenarios, $12,500
2017 | Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment, Angesea: Healing the Scar, $10,500
2016 | Melbourne Metropolitan Rail Authority, Creating Healthy Places, $24,984