Placemaking

We’re in the business of creating engaging and resilient places for people.

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We work with you to create strategic visions and place-based narratives that inform comprehensive long-term solutions for projects and places.

We are experts at connecting the dots seamlessly. We leverage relationships to bring together the combined expertise of WSP’s global talent, partners and clients at key points in the design journey.

Our multidisciplinary team is environmentally centred and provides responsive design and technical capabilities to address climate challenges and ensure regenerative outcomes.

Transport networks are a catalyst for urban renewal and city-making. We are specialists in multi-modal integration, transport-oriented design, connected development and precinct planning. We manage complexity with a systems-based approach to expertly respond to evolving priorities.

We offer strong engagement and facilitation navigation, management and coordination. We understand the importance of participative design and ensuring that a sense of community ownership is inbuilt into design and implementation of place. We engage interactively and collaborate with mana whenua, key stakeholders, community and our clients to listen, explore and test project opportunities as well as issues.

We look at the macro and micro scale of key interventions and transformations that will influence the wider community. We deliver greater value by driving smart urban decision-making.

We develop strategies to achieve carbon neutrality and urban durability. We enhance sustainability, identify potential risks and opportunities to become more responsive and resilient to climate action. We implement equitable adaptation solutions that prioritise community and stakeholder engagement and biodiversity net gain.

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Meet our place experts

Alan Whiteley
Head of Urban Design and Landscape Architecture, New Zealand
New Zealand
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Bruce Curtain
Head of Architecture & Principal Architect - Wellington
New Zealand
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Eric Whitfield
Head of Transport Planning & Advisory
New Zealand
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Haley Hooper
Principal Urban Designer
New Zealand
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Joao Machado
Work Group Manager - Planning & Property
New Zealand
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Alayna Rā
Indigenous Design Director
New Zealand
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Catherine Hamilton
Technical Principal - Landscape Architecture
New Zealand
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Sarah Cameron
Senior Architect
New Zealand
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Megan Randerson
Senior Landscape Architect
New Zealand
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Rachel Lawson
Head of Planning
New Zealand
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Courtenay Northcott
Team Leader - Landscape Architecture & Urban Design - Auckland
New Zealand
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Holly Stitt
Landscape Architect
New Zealand
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Read more of our insights in (The art and science of) The Possible

The Possible is a print and digital magazine exploring the changing nature of buildings and cities, and the ideas and innovations that can help them to function better. It is published by WSP, a global engineering company. Our goal is to inspire, inform and entertain, to encourage discussion about what the future holds, and to bridge the gap between blue-skies thinking and what’s possible now. What if we can? 

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