About Us

Creating communities with shade and light

Australians live in a rich, bright country full of space and light. They are raised outdoors, born to play under blue skies or laze in the shade on hot afternoons. Although they hail from all the corners of this island nation, or from across the seas, as a people they share one trait: a love for the sun. But the bright southern sun has a nasty bite. They’re forced inside to escape it, where they miss out on the daylight hours.

At Greenline, we refuse to see Australia become an indoors country, so we’ve spent two generations softening the sun’s effects. Faced with extremely varied landscapes and conditions, we’ve learned to be creative in our approach. We design resilient structures that can stand up to the harsh, dry sun of the south, or use innovative design to catch breezes in the tropical heat of the north.

In doing this, we create much more than shade – we craft carefully designed spaces where communities can come together. We take time to get to know the land and the locals, learn how the sun strikes and the rain falls, study how people spend their time outdoors, and consider our client’s plans, from every angle. Our world-class designers use this knowledge to imagine structures that stand in harmony with the landscape, and the community. Then we paint the land with shade and light, carving out cool spaces where people can rest, play, learn and share long afternoons.

Over two decades, Greenline’s shade has become a crucial part of the landscape, strengthening Australia’s long legacy as an outdoors people. Thanks to Greenline, Australians are healthier, their days are longer and their bonds are stronger. Because we don’t just create shade – we bring communities together to enjoy their bright and endlessly beautiful days.