What is landscape architecture?
Landscape architecture and urban design is about understanding the connections between people and places and creating sustainable solutions to meet the complex requirements of our outdoor environments. Our vision is to deliver inspiring spaces which help build resilient and vibrant communities whilst fostering the natural environment.
Visionary solutions to meet local needs and aspirations
WSP is a leading landscape architecture and urban design consultancy which has a reputation for delivering comprehensive design solutions. We work extensively with other disciplines, building on WSP's broad range of specialist expertise, using a collaborative approach in delivering imaginative and enduring landscape design and planning solutions that build lasting relationships with our clients.
We work with our clients to provide creatively rich, technically sound and environmentally sustainable solutions that meet current and future needs. Our landscape architects and urban designers work with local, regional and central government, iwi, transport agencies, private developers and communities. We deliver a range of work which spans transportation, energy, mining, urban spaces, sport and recreation, play, education and residential, cultural and heritage landscapes.
Our position as leaders in the landscape architecture and urban design fields is supported by many years of challenging project work on significant projects that have shaped and added value to our rural and urban environments and communities.
We work in multi-disciplinary teams to address challenges such as safety through design, iwi engagement, economic revitalisation, habit protection and community aspirations. We can draw on a range of other disciplines including architecture, ecology, low impact stormwater, community engagement and research expertise to deliver outstanding design solutions.
We have over twenty landscape architecture and urban design professionals located throughout New Zealand with specialist teams based in Auckland, Hamilton, Napier, Wellington and Christchurch, along with similar expertise based in Perth, Western Australia.
Our experience and skills include:
- Roading and transportation corridors
- Pedestrian and cycle routes
- Landscape planning and visual assessments
- Large scale land rehabilitation and re-vegetation
- Parks and informal recreation
- Playgrounds and youth spaces
- Streetscapes, urban and commercial spaces
- Town centre and open space master-planning
- Residential master-planning and land development
- Heritage landscapes
- Urban design