Beau Hilliar

As Design Director and founder of Cactus and Hill, Beau Hilliar is an award-winning creative mind in landscape architecture. His 15 years in the industry have given him experience, both locally and abroad, in crafting quality environments for mixed-use, multi-residential, master planning, public, and private projects.

Beau strives to create unique places which embrace culture, users and their lifestyles. In every project, Beau looks to increase the social, ecological and economic benefits, by creating synergy between landscapes and the people who use them.

He adopts a pragmatic approach to his work and relishes a new design challenge to create flow between architecture, landscape and the environment.

When working with Beau, you can see his passion for creating unique and innovative designs that capture a client’s vision and incorporate his own experiences. Beau has provided Landscape Architecture services to a number of significant clients including: QUT, Queensland Rail, DTMR, Devine Limited, AMP Capital, Leighton Properties, Mirvac Group, Laing O’Rourke, Stockland, Australand, Property Solutions, Austcorp, FKP Property Group, Pask Group & Chalegrove Properties (UK).

Beau is a registered member of the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA). Since graduating from QUT in 2001, Beau has successfully managed multiple award winning projects during his career, including a UDIA National award for excellence for The Barracks Project, and three AILA awards for the SW1 Global Village Project, which “successfully employs green infrastructure in a seamless way to benefit the amenity and liveability of medium density housing and provides a model of sustainable mixed use development (Architecture AU, 2012).” Read about SW1 project.

He also enjoys staying abreast research and education, seasonally lecturing at QUT.

Awarded Projects

Kent Road, Wooloowin house – Regional commendation, Brisbane Architecture Awards, AIA 2015

Backyard house – Regional commendation, Brisbane Architecture Awards, AIA 2015

SW1 Global Village – Australian Award for Urban Design, AILA 2011
SW1 Global Village – Medal for Design Excellence, AILA 2011
SW1 Global Village – Planning in Landscape Architecture, AILA 2011

The Barracks, Petrie Terrace – National award for excellence – Urban Renewal, UDIA 2010

Significant Career Projects

SW1 South Brisbane
Vision Tower, Brisbane
Nundah TOD

North Lakes – Stage 11
Emporium Hotel Brisbane
Cable Beach Resort, Broome
Keperra Retirement Village
The Terraces Retirement
Village, Forest Lake

The Barracks, Petrie Terrace
ABC Headquarters, Brisbane
Thuringowa Riverway and Sports Stadium Precinct
UQ Oral Health Centre
Santos Building Brisbane
Griffith University Building G33

Townsville Hospital Master Plan
Stokes Street Plaza
Southbank Townsville Master Plan
Springfield Train Stations and motorway corridor works.

Beau Hilliar

Beau Hilliar

Design Director
Landscape Architect

Brisbane Landscape Architect