Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 

Jasmax Principal Mike Thomas Made a Fellow of the NZILA

Landscape Architect Mike Thomas was awarded one of three Fellowships by the New Zealand Institute of Landscape Architects this week.

The fellowship is an acknowledgment of Mike’s substantial contribution to the landscape architecture industry, across both in the work he has delivered and in his advocacy for the advancement of the profession.

Over his 20-year-plus career, Mike has had a significant influence on the public realm and transport infrastructure for New Zealand. He has had recent involvement in major projects of the Christchurch rebuild, including An Accessible City, South Frame Public Realm, Harewood Road / Russley Road Underpass and the recently opened former CTV site. In Auckland, urban project examples include, the VXV Plaza which extends into Fonterra’s global headquarters and the Governor Fitzroy Plaza at AUT’s highly successful AUT Sir Paul Reeves building.

“Landscape is more than the green stuff between buildings. It’s the places cities occupy.”

Mike leads the landscape architecture offering at Jasmax. He has championed multi-disciplinary working from day one at the firm. Realising the efficiencies and enriched outcomes that come when design teams are considering architecture, urban design and landscape architecture from the project’s outset.

Mike says, “Working in China in my early career I saw first-hand how urban design and landscape architecture come first in the design process. It is widely acknowledged that these disciplines establish the potential of the land before buildings and infrastructure are imagined and developed. In New Zealand we can adopt our own approach to this – and that’s what I’ve been advocating for with Jasmax and within the landscape architecture industry.”

In addition to his built contributions, Mike has also held governance and advisory roles within the New Zealand Institute of Landscape Architects, Auckland Urban Design Panel, the Auckland Housing Panel, Tamaki Makaurau Design Alliance, GALA, International Federation of Landscape Architects, the Unitec Advisory Panel, and with tutelage roles with Lincoln University, Victoria University and Unitec.

ENDS


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Retail: International Websites To Pay GST

New rules would be aimed at imported goods valued at or below $1,000. Customs would retain responsibility for collecting GST on imported parcels valued more than $1,000. More>>

ALSO:

High-Level Advice: PM’s Business Advisory Council Membership Announced

The Prime Minister’s Business Advisory Council brings together a mix of experts, six women and seven men with small to large business experience, from across New Zealand, to provide advice. More>>

ALSO:

Improving: Report Shows New Zealand Air Quality 'Good'

Our air 2018, produced by the Ministry for the Environment and Stats NZ, shows that while some previously known issues persist, progress has been made and levels of some pollutants are declining. More>>

ALSO:

Greenpeace: Govt Extends OMV Exploration Permit

The Government has just granted oil giant OMV a two-year extension to drill in the Great South Basin, despite issuing a ban on new oil and gas exploration permits in April. More>>

ALSO:

Collective Bargaining For Contractors: Working Group's Model For Screen Sector

A recommended model to allow collective bargaining for contractors in the screen sector has today been unveiled by the Government-convened Film Industry Working Group. More>>

ALSO:

Kauri Dieback: DOC Closing Tracks To Protect Trees

The Department of Conservation will close 21 tracks across kauri land to help prevent the spread of kauri dieback. An additional 10 tracks will also be partially closed and the open sections upgraded... More>>