2015 Outstanding Design under 200k

Navy Museum Activity Zone

A playful, functional and dynamic landscape on the edge of the Waitemata Harbour elegantly links the water and the Navy Museum; the site is one of those small jewels that frequent Auckland's landscape sequestered in the lee of North Head.

2015 Outstanding Design between $200K and $500K

Pipitea Marae

Pipitea Marae's refurbished landscape is the result of a close working relationship between iwi and landscape architects. It demonstrates how the discipline can contribute to enhancing cultural connections to landscapes in urban environments.

2015 Landscape Planning and Environmental Studies

Auckland Transport: City East West Transport Study

Landscape Architecture is a profession well placed to take on the challenges of current global and local issues and to position ourselves as the most appropriate discipline to explore, influence and guide the shaping of our world.

2015 Student

Living with Uncertainty: A design investigation into adaptive living in the Residential Red Zone

This submission demonstrates the visionary brilliance of students in landscape architecture. Showcasing the critical learning and development stages of applying landscape architectural principles through original concepts that lead into successful

2015 George Malcolm

Te Kopahou Reserve

The Te Kopahou Reserve - Entrance to Wellington South Coast project undertaken by the Wellington City Council successfully demonstrates a sensitive and balanced response to an old resource site that is now highly valued for its natural setting.

2015 Outstanding Design over $2M

Beachlands Maraetai Coastal Walkway

More than a lineal intervention the Beachlands-Maraetai Coastal Walkway demonstrates a project with conceptual breadth delivered through a subtlelty of detail. With close to 9 years of staged development the project has maintained its initial design

2015 Community Design Award

ReStart Mall, Christchurch

The input from Rough & Milne that made this development such a success was donated by them at a time when they themselves were under post-earthquake pressure after losing their office building making the time donated an even more significant gift.

2015 Sustainability

La Rosa Reserve Stream Daylighting

The La Rosa Reserve Stream Daylighting project by Boffa Miskell embodies what sustainability is by definition. It is a project that has enhanced ecological, cultural and community values while minimizing the project implementation impacts through ada

2015 Landscape Publication

The Transport Agency Urban Design and Landscape Guidelines

The Transport Agency Urban Design and Landscape Guidelines are two visually engaging documents, which focus on ensuring appropriate environmental and landscape outcomes are achieved around state highways.

2015 Charlie Challenger

Auckland East-West Transport Study

The City East West Transport Study does more than just set a path for the future development of Auckland's CBD East West movement network, it firmly sets the path for the role of landscape architecture in urban transportation planning.

2015 Resene Peoples Choice Award

Aotearoa - IFLA Exhibition Park, 2013 World Landscape Art Exposition, Jinzhou, China

This project was described as 'an amazing international achievement with a strongly articulated and cleverly designed landscape'. It was the standout favorite in the public voting, and is an outstanding project well worthy of its win in the inaugural

2015 Outstanding Design between $500K and $2M

Te Kopahou Reserve - Entrance to Wellington South Coast

Landscape memory is most evident in the carefully selected use of regenerating the natural condition subtly contrasted with an assortment of quarry materiality, including the restrained outline of the old quarry building footprint.

2015 Te karanga o te Tui

Rae ki te Rae

A beautifully crafted and important research project, leading Landscape Architecture at the forefront of bi-cultural design. Its message while robust, can transcend cultural boundaries, to be read and understood by all.

2015 Visionary Landscape

Hobson Bay: Adding Heart to the Bay

'Adding Heart to the Bay' shows a bold desire for betterment of the city and aims to reclaim the landscape that drew our ancestors here. It looks afresh at Hobson Bay with public access at its heart, reinstating a physical relationship with the water

House and Gardens - On Tour in the Old Country

House and Gardens - On Tour in the Old Country

Dr. Hamish Foote: artist and lecturer in the Department of Landscape Architecture, Unitec Institute of Technology

In June of 2015 a friend and I made a pilgrimage to some of the great houses and gardens of the United Kingdom. The following is an account of our journey.

Coast, Country, Neighbourhood, City

Coast, Country, Neighbourhood, City

The Isthmus book.

First and foremost, this is a book about New Zealand landscape architecture and urban design, viewed through the lens of Isthmus, an award-winning design studio.

2016 Firth NZILA Conference

2016 Firth NZILA Conference

Impacts of Climate Change

Registration is now open for the 2016 Firth NZILA Conference which will be held in Dunedin, 14-17 April 2016. Earlybird offer closes on the 18th December 2015.