design team ink is a landscape architecture and urban design practice specialising in medium scale projects with a strong environmental and sustainability focus.

Sheryn Da-Re (trading as design team ink) is an AILA Registered Landscape Architect with a wide range of skills spanning Landscape Architecture and Urban Design. Since 1995 Sheryn has worked individually and as part of collaborative and multi-disciplined teams to bring creative and practical design solutions to many projects. Integral to her approach is a desire to always emphasise the importance of designing sustainable and adaptable places for people which result in an enriched and responsive environment. Design Team ink is about working with the client to develop original and fresh designs that respond to the site conditions and character and which will be enduring in quality and style.

As project manager and Principal Landscape Architect, Sheryn’s designs and research have won several awards for excellence in landscape planning and urban design.

  • village and town centre revitalisation
  • subdivision and mixed-use developments
  • commercial, industrial and business precincts
  • educational facilities
  • domestic residential
  • health precincts and aged and special care facilities
  • open spaces, parks and recreation areas
  • cemeteries and crematoria
  • community and public domains
  • infrastructure and transport corridors and gateways
  • community art co-ordination and integration
Clients include private land developers, private land owners,  government authorities, Architects, Planners, Engineers and other consultants.  design team ink provides landscape architecture and urban design across a broad geographic area most commonly the local government areas of Ballina, Lismore City, Byron, Richmond Valley, Tweed, Gold Coast, Western Downs, Toowoomba, Clarence Valley, Coffs Harbour, Port Macquarie and all of the villages in-between.

Design Philosophy

I am aware of local issues and have an appreciation for the diversity of environments, cultural settings and people that make up our local villages, towns and cities. I understand the important role that people play as day-to–day custodians of our urban communities as well as our natural landscapes. In addition to conservation and regeneration of natural systems, place-making and maintaining or ‘re-making’ a sense of community is integral to sustainability in psychological and sociological contexts. When making project or design decisions, I like to keep it real, make it fresh and be kind to the environment!

Listen and Understand : Collaborate and Engage : Adapt and Inspire : Innovate and Create