Landscape Design

we're only as good as our people

Delivering the best outcomes demands depth and breadth of skills - and a passion for getting the balance right. That's why we don't just look for talented people, we seek out experts who share our vision that the best approach is one that meets the needs of land, water and people.

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HAVING STUDIED AND WORKED ALL OVER THE WORLD, BENOIT'S PRIMARY FOCUS IS TO PROPOSE SOLUTIONS THAT SATISFY CLIENT NEEDS AND RESPECT THE ENVIRONMENT 

 

With a Master’s Degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Gembloux Agro-Bio Tec in Belgium, Benoit currently works alongside the Landscape and Urban Design team where his knowledge and industry experience, including previous work with a number of prestigious landscape & architecture firms in Paris, have made him an invaluable member of the team.

 

His diverse range of field experience includes managing work sites, overseeing territorial strategy, supervising large-scale landscaping, garden and urbanism projects through to assisting with local neighbourhood and community projects.

 

His time at university saw him carry out a study on the flooding problems of the urban landscapes of Antananarivo in Madagascar. While time spent studying at the University of Montreal saw him honoured as a laureate for a competition organised by the UNESCO Chair in Landscape and Environment for his work on the new Triangle District close to Montreal’s CBD.

 

Hugely aware of protecting his surroundings and its way of life, Benoit intends to utilise a holistic approach when it comes to considering, designing and implementing both living and non-living landscapes.


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Benoit Coppens

Landscape and Urban Design Consultant

FELIX HAS THE KNACK TO TURN COMPLEX GIS DATA INTO MORE USER-FRIENDLY FORMATS ULTIMATELY SHAPING THE CITIES IN WHICH WE LIVE

 

Felix is an Engineering Hydrologist with more than 39 years experience, working in New Zealand, the USSR and on international research projects. He uses his high level of GIS expertise and programming skills to undertake modelling and analysis in a broad range of water resource areas, including stormwater and wastewater catchment analysis, flood hazard mapping, hydrology, route optioning and multi-criteria analysis.  

 

He provides GIS related support to 4Sight’s professional services team and administration function through the utilisation of the ArcGIS and ArcMaps GIS platform and related products including ArcGIS COLLECTOR. 

 

Felix brings with him a Doctoral degree in Geography (Hydrology and Water Resources) and is a trained Engineer-Hydrologist (Hon). 


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Felix Pertziger

Senior GIS Consultant

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REBECCA'S THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX ATTITUDE HELPS HER TO ACHIEVE BALANCED ENVIRONMENTAL OUTCOMES  

 

Rebecca is a Senior Landscape Architect currently assisting in the leadership of projects within the Landscape Urbanism team. 

 

She has been a practising landscape architect for the last six years working across design, planning and project management in both public and private companies. During that time, she’s been involved in community parks and recreation, environmental and civic development projects for Council’s in Rotorua, Wellington, and Kapiti, before working in multi-residential and commercial design in Vancouver. Rebecca also brings with her extensive experience in iwi and community engagement, resource consent application reviews and project coordination from concept through to installation.

 

Throughout her career, Rebecca has helped organise the New Zealand Institute of Landscape Architects (NZILA) conferences and events, and assisted the Rotorua Branch as Treasurer. She also holds a Certificate in Environmental Management and is studying towards a Masters In Applied Management to support the responsibilities of her role.

 

Rebecca is a member of the New Zealand Institute of Landscape Architects and the New Zealand Recreation Association.

 

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Rebecca Cray

Senior Landscape Architect

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RENÈE'S DIVERSE CAREER PORTFOLIO HAS PROVEN HER EXCEPTIONAL CAPABILITIES AS A LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT AND COMMITMENT TO INNOVATION IN THE FIELD, BOTH LOCALLY AND INTERNATIONALLY 

Renèe is a Principal Landscape Architect, leading an innovative landscape urbanism team and delivering high-quality outcomes for the human and natural environments.

 

Renèe has been a practising landscape architect, educator and manager for the last 22 years. During that time, she’s been involved in public development, protection and community instigated projects throughout Auckland, as well as working for Councils across the country, including Wellington and Waitakere City Councils. She’s also led the Landscape and Architecture Department at Unitec Institute of Technology, before being made Dean of Construction, Infrastructure and Engineering - providing strategic project and management leadership to the University’s largest academic team.

 

A number of Renèe's projects have been recognised with New Zealand Institute of Landscape Architects (NZILA) awards and as a result, she was made a Fellow in 2008. 

 

Throughout her career, Renèe has reviewed landscape architecture projects and gardens (both private and public) from throughout the country in her role as a judge for a number of National (and International) competitions and awards and as a NZ Gardens Trust Assessor. She has also been a regular contributor to NZ Gardener magazine and other landscape and lifestyle publications.

 

Renèe is also a member of the Auckland Botanical Society, Ecological Society of New Zealand and a member of Green Roofs For Healthy Cities.

Renèe Davies

Principal Landscape Architect

SAM’S AN INNOVATIVE THINKER AND BRINGS NOVEL DESIGN SOLUTIONS TO ADDRESS THE ENVIRONMENTAL, CULTURAL AND SOCIAL ISSUES OF OUR PUBLIC OPEN SPACES

 

Sam has on the ground experience constructing and maintaining landscapes throughout Auckland, and he brings a deeper and often overlooked layer of intricacy and practicality to his work in addition to the determination and problem-solving skills gained on-site. Not only are his designs thoroughly developed using key analytical tools and testing, but the work is beautifully presented in a detailed, yet clear manner.

 

Sam has cleverly planned and constructed our very own living partition in the office and utilises his green fingers in the care and maintenance of the office greenery. With a great working knowledge of plants, Sam understands what plants to use and where to plant them so they will thrive in the landscape. 

 

With a lifelong passion for the outdoors and a deep interest in digital design, studying landscape architecture was the natural path for Sam to pursue. Sam recently graduated with honours in Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from Unitec Institute of Technology.


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Sam Hendrikse

Landscape and Urban Design Consultant

ZOË IS PASSIONATE ABOUT CREATING A BETTER AND MORE SUSTAINABLE NEW ZEALAND BY PLANNING, DESIGNING AND CREATING URBAN ENVIRONMENTS THAT WORK  

 

Zoë has over 17 years' of planning experience in New Zealand, Australia and the United Kingdom with a particular focus on infrastructure and sustainable development and urban environment. With a knack for managing multiple demands Zoë has acquired an unmatchable expertise in guiding multi-disciplinary teams whilst successfully managing a number of large scale developments and subdivisions, from design through the planning process. 


With a technical planning background and an environmentally focused mind-set, Zoë works with developers, architects and landowners to effectively provide planning advice on developments, policy issues and assists in obtaining required permissions. 


Zoë is involved in promoting sustainable development in New Zealand, including the encouragement of living roofs and green infrastructure. She is immersed and engaged in Green Roofs Australasia, the World Green Infrastructure Network and Living Roofs New Zealand; all which encourage environmentally sustainable design to deliver better quality places to live and work and to create a better and more sustainable and equitable New Zealand. 

 

Zoë holds a Bachelor of Planning (Hons) from The University of Auckland and is completing her Master of Landscape Architecture. 

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Zoë Avery (née Cooper)

Senior Planning, Landscape and Urban Design Consultant