Landscape Planning


Every one of our projects – no matter what size – starts with the landscape. It exists before development, development sits within it. Landscape is not something to be added later to hide design mistakes and ugliness.

Landscape is all process. It’s not a static, concrete thing like a building; there’s no such thing as the ‘right’ or the true landscape. There are only versions.

Our approach is to design entirely within the natural processes of landscape – to protect, strengthen and give expression to processes that are already there. Because we’re not imposing a design it means that our projects usually have a very organic, evolved feel about them. It also means that development and infrastructure is cheaper, more efficient and the projects attract a high level of community and Council support.

Landscape Planning isn’t always to the front, but it’s the backbone of our approach, and informs every level of the design.

Portfolio examples
Project list
  • Mapara Valley Structure Plan
  • Mokau Sands
  • Peacocke Area Plan Change
  • Rangitahi Peninsula
  • Ahuareka Estate
  • EUL, Taupo
  • Waimauku Estate
Client list
  • Taupo District Council
  • Adare Co
  • Raglan Land Co
  • Ahuareka Trustees
  • Cornerstone
  • Landscape assessment and analysis
  • Capacity studies
  • Response framework design
  • Development and infrastructure framework design
  • Consultation
  • Conceptual design solutions
  • Structure Plans and land-use consents
  • Detailed landscape plans