2024 Shortlist

Congratulations to all shortlisted entries in the 2024 Resene NZILA Awards programme.

Shortlisted projects in the design categories are visited by our judges so they get to experience the sites first hand. Planning categories are judged on the plans submitted. Judging and site visits is taking place over March and early April, with category winners, awards of excellence, and Supreme Awards announced at the Gala Dinner on 17 May in Wellington. Tickets are on sale now.

Thank you to all entrants in the 2024 awards, there were a huge number of exceptional entries. A true testament of the depth and breadth of Landscape Architecture as a profession in Aotearoa. 

Thank you to our judges for the enormous effort and time put into the process. And thank you to Resene, our naming rights sponsor. This programme is made possible by your support. 


2024 Shortlisted Entries


Parks, Open Spaces and Recreation          

Whānau Ātea

Boffa Miskell Limited

Tupuna Maunga Authority


Rotorua Lakefront Redevelopment

Isthmus Group Ltd

Rotorua Lakes Council


Te Ara Awataha

Isthmus Group Ltd

Kāinga Ora, in partnership with Auckland Council Healthy Waters, Eke Panuku and Mana Whenua


Pūtahi Park

Whangārei District Council  

Whangārei District Council


Te Kaaroro Nature Precinct

Wraight + Associates Ltd

Hamilton City Council


Play Spaces  

Te Kapua Park Playground

Bespoke Landscape Architects

Taupo District Council


Te Pā Harakeke

Boffa Miskell Limited

Nelson City Council


Hayman Park Playground

Wraight + Associates Ltd

Eke Panuku (Phase 2), Auckland Client (Phase 1)


Civic and Urban Design        

Myers Park

Boffa Miskell Limited

Auckland Council


Taupō Town Centre Transformation

Boffa Miskell Limited

Taupō District Council


Invercargill City Streets Stage 01 – Esk and Don Streets

Isthmus Group Ltd

Invercargill City Council


Te Komititanga, Lower Queen Street Public Realm


Auckland City Rail Link Limited


Putahi Whakatetonga South Frame

Jasmax in association with LandLAB

Rau Paenga


Tāhuna / Queenstown Street Upgrades


Queenstown Lakes District Council


Residential and Gardens    

Fletcher living Low Carbon home - lowCO


Fletcher Living



Resilio Studio and Studio Nord           



Institutional and Commercial         

Waiaroha Heretaunga Water Discovery Centre

Wayfinder Landscape Planning & Strategy Ltd

Hastings District Council


Pā Reo

Wraight + Associates Ltd

Te Wānanga o Raukawa



Ngā Hau Māngere

Isthmus Group Ltd     

NZ Transport Agency Waka Kotahi (NZTA)


Wai Horotiu Queen Street Enhancement


Auckland Council


Peka Peka 2 Ōtaki

Studio Pacific Architecture

Waka Kotahi - NZ Transport Agency


Landscapes of Care

Te Wao Nui


Te Whatu Ora


RM & Strategic Planning       

Waikato Regional Seascape Study within the Coastal Marine Area

Boffa Miskell Limited

Waikato Regional Council


Master Planning and Urban Design Strategy        

Taiuli Strategic Plan


Atafu Community


Aotearoa Urban Street Planning and Design Guide

Boffa Miskell Limited



Sandy Point Domain Masterplan

Boffa Miskell Limited

Invercargill City Council


Timaru CityTown Regeneration Strategy

Isthmus Group

Timaru District Council


Northcote Regeneration Master Plan

Isthmus Group Ltd

Eke Panuku Development Auckland, Kāinga Ora, and Auckland Council


Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Masterplan


Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Trust


He Iti Pounamu            

Tupuna Wāhine Pou Whenua, Baypark to Bayfair Link Project


NZ Transport Agency Waka Kotahi


Hāngī Pits and Kai Space at Whānau Ātea

Boffa Miskell Limited

Tupuna Maunga Authority


Botanic Gin Project

Botanic Landscape Architects            


O Mahurangi —Penlink. Forest Duff Regeneration Strategy

Isthmus Group Ltd

NZ Transport Agency Waka Kotahi


Research and Communication  

Lucas Associates

LandPlan, Whenua Ora


Upper Hutt Sustainable Landscape Guide - Te Mahere Horanuku Toitū O Ōrongomai

Urban Edge Planning

Upper Hutt City Council


Sponge Cities: Can they help us survive more intense rainfall?   

WSP New Zealand Ltd

The Helen Clark Foundation | Mahi a Rongo in partnership with WSP NZ Ltd



Nukurārangi Regional Park

Ella Christian-Farrow, Lincoln University


Rotorua - Land, Place, Roots

Holly Lewis, Lincoln University


On Moving Mountains: Animating the Ground Imaginary in Te Awarua-o-Porirua

Luke Mayall, Victoria University of Wellington


Salinity Security

Hannah Merrett-Kaufman and Tyler Florance, Victoria University of Wellington          


Sharing the Ecotone

Connor Mckeown, Victoria University Of Wellington


Enduring Landscape

Te Papa Tongarewa, Museum of New Zealand


Aoraki Mt Cook Village