NZILA announces 2018 new registered members

The New Zealand Institute of Landscape Architects (NZILA) has announced those graduate members who successfully passed the 2018 NZILA Registration interview and are now Registered Members of the Institute.

Boffa Miskell was well represented in this year’s group, with four of the twelve new registered members.

Congratulations to Alex Smith (Auckland), Amanda Anthony (Christchurch), Blair Clinch (Tauranga) and Hilary Blackburn (Christchurch).

Alex Smith joined Boffa Miskell as a Landscape Architect intern  in 2013, shortly before graduating from Unitec Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (Hons). Since joining Boffa Miskell, Alex has worked on a variety of projects including Federal Street (2013-2014) and O’Connell Street (2013) preparing diagrams for master planning exercises, graphics for concept designs and detailed design drawings.
Alex is currently involved with Long Bay Development (2015 – ongoing) and City Rail Link Enabling Works Public Realm, (2015 – ongoing).

Amanda Anthony is originally from New Orleans, and earned her Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree at Louisiana State University. Amanda has project experience at differing scales with councils, government, iwi, individuals and private developers. Currently, she works between the urban design and landscape planning teams in the Christchurch office. She was part of a multi-disciplinary team working alongside the Dunedin City Council Urban Design team to prepare a street and open space design guide as part of the implementation of the Central City Plan (2017), and assisted in writing both the Rural Character Assessment and District Landscape Study for the Selwyn District Council (2017).

Blair Clinch earned his Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from Unitec, and began working at the Boffa Miskell Tauranga office in June 2014. He has been involved in a multitude of jobs within landscape design and landscape planning, as well as assisting in projects alongside Boffa Miskell planning staff. Most recently, Blair’s design work on the Coast Papamoa ‘Beaches’ project was a contributing factor to the project’s success at a number of awards this year, including the Property Industry Awards.

Hilary Blackburn graduated from Lincoln University with a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (Hons), and acquired a strong grounding of practical experience during her Horticultural Apprenticeship in the Parks and Reserves of Nelson City and four years working in landscape maintenance and implementation in Australia and France. She joined Boffa Miskell’s Christchurch office in 2016, and has contributed her passion for horticulture to several high-profile projects, including Te Ana Marina and Waterfront (2016 – present), Victoria Square (2015 – 2018) and Waterloo Business Park (2016 – present) which won the Resene Urban Design Award at the 2018 Property Council New Zealand Southern Excellence Awards.

To become a Registered Landscape Architect, a consultant will have successfully completed an accredited degree in landscape architecture (either in New Zealand or abroad), completed a mandatory 96-week practical experience as a landscape architect and passed the Institute’s professional practice exam. Registered landscape architects are also required to complete an annual Continuing Professional Development Programme.

For further information please contact Hilary Blackburn, Amanda Anthony, Blair Clinch or Alex Smith

3 December 2018