Michael McKeown

Director

Michael is the Director of Jensen PLUS. He is a leading urban designer and planner, with wide experience across the development industry and public sector.

Michael regularly prepares masterplans and designs for new communities, town centres, major infrastructure projects, residential developments, urban renewal schemes and main streets. Michael is an experienced designer, planner and facilitator, and has excellent graphic, written and verbal communication skills.

In 2015 Michael took ownership of Jensen Planning + Design from Peter Jensen, who for two decades had built the reputation of the business as a leading planning and design practice in Australia. Rebranded as Jensen PLUS at the start of 2017, Michael is continuing to lead the business into its next phase of growth and success.

Vicki White

Office Manager

Vicki is the Office Manager of Jensen PLUS and is responsible for accounts, payroll, contract administration and IT.

Vicki’s background has been in legal, medical, serviced office and strata fields before joining the business 18 years ago as a Receptionist. Her strong knowledge of accounting systems and her wide range of administrative skills meant she quickly broadened her role into Office Manager.

Vicki is the day to day contact for account queries and ensures that our office runs efficiently and smoothly.

David Barone

Associate

David is an Associate at Jensen PLUS and has managed the statutory planning business area over the last 10 years. He has 18 years’ experience in local government and the private sector in the provision of development advice and assessment, preparation of policy amendments and expert evidence. David regularly advises clients about the best planning approach for their project.

David has excellent communication, negotiation and mediation skills, and regularly works within multidisciplinary teams to facilitate and negotiate positive outcomes through the planning system, particularly where competing interests clash.

David is focussed on preparing clear and appropriate policies that facilitate good design outcomes. This experience allows David to get the most out of planning for his clients.

Lisel McLeay

Senior Landscape Architect and Urban Designer

Lisel McLeay is a Senior Landscape Architect and Urban Designer and has been with the business for seven years. Lisel has over 10 years’ experience working in the industry and has successfully delivered a variety of high profile and award winning projects throughout South Australia.

Lisel is regularly involved throughout all phases of the design process including concept development, community consultation, documentation and implementation of public realm, landscape, streetscape and master planning projects. She also project manages large multi-disciplinary design teams with high levels of client satisfaction.

Proficient in AutoCAD and the Adobe suite Lisel has also developed a unique hand drawn style for integration with digital media. Lisel often prepares artist perspectives for clients and the community.

Jere Wilks

Associate

Jere is an Associate Landscape Architect and Urban Designer at Jensen PLUS. Jere has over 17 years’ experience in both New Zealand and Australia, with representative projects within urban design, residential development, rural lot master planning and open space landscape architecture. Most recently, Jere’s work has included urban infill and regeneration projects in Perth and Adelaide.

Jere’s broad scope of project involvement, from conceptual development to contract administration and consultation within multi-disciplinary teams ensures he can fit into and be efficiently utilised across all project types and stages. His ability to present issues graphically, including hand rendering allows quick discussion of often complex design items.

He is a Registered Landscape Architect and is currently serving on the AILA SA Executive, UDIA Environment and Remediation and PlaceSA committees .

Kaining Li

Assistant Landscape Architect

Kaining is an Assistant Landscape Architect who was born and educated in China. Kaining moved to Australia in 2013 and completed his studies at the University of Adelaide.

Kaining has advanced graphic skills including CAD, SketchUp 3D modelling, freehand drawing, photomontage, and report design. These skills, combined with his work experience in Australia and China, provide Kaining with a strong understanding of landscape architecture and urban design principles and practice.

Kaining enjoys experimenting with cutting edge landscape design concepts and drawing techniques.

Sandy Rix

Senior Planner

Sandy is a Senior Planner with over 30 years’ experience in consulting as well as senior positions in state and local government. He is an acknowledged leader and innovator in major project planning, urban design, feasibility, and project management.

Sandy embraces continual place-making as essential in response to changing living, working and leisure habits. He is committed to a collaborative style of project management, recognising the need for vision, direction, leadership, delegation to employees and teamwork to achieve client outcomes. He has extensive experience in reporting and presenting to government, councils and statutory boards to promote projects, negotiate strategy and provide information on governance, audit, budgets and finance.

Australian Planner of the Year in 2014, Sandy is highly regarded by his peers.

Chloe Organ

Assistant Landscape Architect

Chloe is an Assistant Landscape Architect who recently graduated from the University of Adelaide with a Masters of Landscape Architecture. Chloe brings to Jensen PLUS her passion for repurposed landscapes, experimental design techniques and installation design.

Chloe’s enthusiasm and dedication to landscape architecture allows for her continual development within the profession. She has a varied skill set including CAD, 3D modelling, freehand drawing and photomontage. These skills allow Chloe to be utilised within a range of projects and enable her to expand her understanding of landscape architecture and urban design principles and practice.

Chloe enjoys developing her plant knowledge and exploring new landscapes and techniques to influence her design concepts.