Simone Bliss

Creative director
SBLA Landscape Architecture/Urban Design/Masterplanning

Simone Bliss is a landscape architect and creative director of SBLA Studio. She has recently been selected to be a panelist on the City of Melbourne's Design review panel.

She has eighteen years experience in masterplanning, feasibility studies and full design services for projects of varying scales - from city wide to detailed bespoke furniture and custom play elements.

Prior to establishing SBLA studio she worked on a number of landscape architectural projects both in Australia and internationally including Auckland Waterfront, RMIT University Vietnam and the Pod Playground at The National Arboretum in Canberra.

Her innovation and creativity is highly valued within the design and creative industry.

National Australian Institute of Landscape Architecture (AILA)
2020 National + State award for System Garden Boardwalk
2020 National + State award for Nightingale 2.0
2020 Nightingale 2.0 AIA (Vic) Sustainable Architecture/Commendation.
2020 Nightingale 2.0 Gold Winner, Melbourne Design Awards
2020 Nightingale 2.0 Sustainability awards

Speaker engagement:
Taiwan playforall international conference 2019 – keynote speaker
AILA IFLA landscape conference 2019 – speaker on future practice
Architeam conference 2021 – Practice futures keynote speaker


Paredes-Estrada, Nadia, 13/11/17, Breaking the hierarchy: Simone Bliss and the push for gender equality in landscape architecture.

Gallenmuller, Tanja, Topos Magazine, edition 106, 2019. Mastermind + Talent – Interview with Tanja Gallenmuller.

Backhouse, Megan, 06/11/20, Ferns snakes stairwells, petals drop from rooftops: the new city garden

Backhouse, Megan, 27/07/2013, Where wild things play.

Interested in
Public speaking, Juries