Florence Jaquet, Landscape Architect: ‘The Psychology of Design’

Florence is Principal of Florence Jaquet Landscape Architect (FJLA).  She is a practising landscape architect in Melbourne and has worked in Switzerland, England and France prior to her arrival in Australia 30 years ago.

Florence’s presentation will cover three main issues:

  • Why do we react to certain landscapes, research, findings, the concept of “Refuge and Prospect”/”Exploration and Peril” which are fascinating to understand how our brains work
  • Healing Landscape what they are and how they apply to the grieving process
  • How both can be applied to cemetery design (through visual examples).

 This will demonstrate how consistency in design, the journey through the cemetery and the peace and tranquillity usually associated with healing/therapeutic landscapes are so important to the grieving process.

Florence Jaquet is an award-winning and practising landscape architect in Melbourne. She heads FJLA (Florence Jaquet Landscape Architect), a practice specialising in cemetery design. Florence worked in Switzerland, England and France prior to her arrival in Australia 35 years ago.

First in partnership with Paul Laycock, and now as a sole practitioner, she has been responsible for more than 70 cemetery projects for over 30 cemetery clients, here and overseas, ranging from planning to detail design. She has a particular interest in Natural Burials, children sections, multiculturalism, Water Sensitive Urban Design and environmental sustainability.

She has been associated with the cemetery industry for over 30 years, is a member and contributor of CCANSW and ACCA. The practice was the recipient of the CCANSW 2019 Award of Excellence for Innovation and Creativity.



 CCANSW General Sponsor florence Jacquet

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