Child’s Play: Designing for Early Learning
Fiona Robbé is a landscape architect and horticulturist who specializes in the design of outdoor children’s environments and has worked in the field for over 30 years. Her work encompasses public playgrounds in parks, as well as play areas in schools, preschools, zoos, churches, museums and anywhere children, young people and adults can play.
Fiona is nationally and internationally recognized as a leader in the field of playground design. She has an extensive history in designing play space projects, is a regular speaker at conferences and seminars, and offers peer support and reviews to other offices, as well as pro bono research and advocacy. Her commitment to the design of quality playgrounds includes daily advocacy for the rights of children of all ages and abilities to play safely, regularly and imaginatively. Fiona is on the Australian Standards committee for playgrounds, seeking to provide children, young adults and teenagers with safe play environments.