What We Do

Habit8 is a truly multi-dimensional place consultancy. We bring together place making with place branding, events, experiential marketing and traditional landscape architectural services. All contributing to the activation and rejuvenation of our urban environments and communities while strengthening key brand messages.


We shape environments to facilitate social interaction, create high-quality public space, and improve a community's quality of life.


We use place making techniques combined with brand strategy to drive and inspire consistent activation, exposure beyond normal PR and communication-driven outcomes.

Experiential Marketing

Our experiential marketing strategies enables customers to interact and connect with your offering in a way that creates memorable branded experiences.

Landscape Architecture

Our work is innovative, beautiful and responsive to the client's brief and site context. Our landscape architecture team has extensive experience working with architects, developers and Councils to provide landscape consultancy services of high industry standards.

"Place-making re-imagines and transforms public spaces and is driven by social, environmental and economic influences."

"Place-branding can capture and communicate the character of a place and the shared identity of a community."

Who We Are

A multi dimensional place consultancy

About Habit8

Habit8 was born from the multi disciplinary firm Habitation which started in 2003 as a studio of architects, landscape architects and planners. This studio was successful in delivering major development, sporting and public projects. In 2010 the practice split and Habitation went on to focus on landscape architecture. Since 2010, we have delivered an incredible variety of projects from famous public spaces to large scale development projects and sports facilities. Much of these works were covered in multiple media agencies and principal David Vago has been recognized as one of Sydney’s most innovative urban futurists.

Habit8 creates experiences, engages communities and physically delivers constructed environments based on stories, visions and promises. Our projects represent a “bottom up” approach to urban place making. Places, landscapes and experiences driven by user interaction. Our process involves an intrinsic understanding of delivery of constructed space, development, planning regulation and the politics of place well beyond traditional landscape architecture practice.

Our Process

Habit8 have created a unique 8 step process in creating new places and spaces whether it be for large scale property development or public domain for local council and Government. This method is called the L&D method and is unique to habit8.

  1. Listen ( Hear those local stories and listen to communities, clients and experts with experience and knowledge)
  2. Learn (Research and discover the history, climate and context of the project)
  3. Love (Respect the project and environment, love the people and believe in a positive outcome)
  4. Live (Study how people live and how they use space.)
  5. Dream (Be imaginative and dream of all creative possibilities-anything is possible)
  6. Decide (make decisions that are balanced and informative and representative of clients, communities and the current market indicators)
  7. Document ( Ideas, concepts and visions should be communicated effectively and be constructed to budgets and timeframes)
  8. Deliver (Deliver on those early project promises and visions through exceptional project management and practical design solutions)

"Experiential Marketing takes a brand and lets the public experience that brand through a creative and engaging experience."


News and Awards that Showcase Our Designs

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Seven News - Garden Island

Big Plans for Garden Island Naval Base

June 25, 2015 Habit8, Media 0 Comments

Habit8 has put forward a vision to transform the navy base at the Garden Island location…

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Daily Telegraph - Garden Island

Garden Island would transform from Navy base into $20bn Sydney Harbour playground under architect plan

June 25, 2015 Habit8, News 0 Comments

The Daily Telegraph writes about the vision Habit8 has to turn the navy base at…

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Virgin Voyeur - The Ideas Man

The Ideas Man

June 1, 2013 Habit8, Media 0 Comments

Recently, David Vago has been featured in Virgin Australia’s in-flight magazine, Voyeur: “From turning a…

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Daily Telegraph - Vision for Bondi

Visions for the Future for Bondi, Australia’s Most Famous Beach

November 9, 2012 Habit8, Media 0 Comments

The Daily Telegraph interviewed David Vago about his bold idea to redesign the iconic Bondi Beach….

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Push to Recycle Monorail and Let City Enjoy High Life

April 23, 2012 Habit8, Media 0 Comments

The Sydney Morning Herald has written an article about the design proposal put forward by…

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"Our landscape architects are committed to the creation of meaningful and enjoyable outdoor places and to the sustainable management of our environment."

Contact Us

feel free to get in touch to discuss your next project

Main Sydney Office

  • Studio 25, 13-29 Nichols Street, Surry Hills, NSW 2010
  • (02) 9360 7771

Northern NSW Office

  • 10/130 Jonson Street, Byron Bay, NSW 2481
  • (02) 5699 0040

Sunshine Coast Office

  • Suite 4, 137 Brisbane Road, Mooloolaba, QLD 4557
  • (07) 5444 4935

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