NZILA announces new Registered Members for 2019

The New Zealand Institute of Landscape Architects (NZILA) has announced those graduate members who successfully passed the 2019 NZILA Registration interview and are now Registered Members of the Institute.

This year was the biggest ever in terms of registration, with nearly three times the number of candidates that were interviewed in 2018. Four Boffa Miskell consultants interviewed this year, and all were successful.

Congratulations to Gabe Ross (Christchurch), Emma Taylor (Dunedin), Kieran Dove (Auckland) and Sally Bishop (Christchurch).

Gabe Ross earned his Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (Hons) from Lincoln University, and brings over 18 years of experience working in New Zealand, China and Canada. Gabe joined the Christchurch office in 2018. Gabe is particularly interested in water sensitive design and large-scale restoration and rehabilitation of disturbed landscapes, including flood- and erosion-damaged landscapes and rehabilitation of brownfield and contaminated sites.  He is actively involved with community environmental initiatives including local native revegetation projects.

Emma Taylor earned her Bachelor of Landscape Architecture at Lincoln University, and began her career at an established design and build firm in Dunedin on a range of projects from residential design, playground design and master planning. A native of Dunedin, she joined the Dunedin office in 2018, and  contributes an extensive knowledge of the local area and landscape, including the wider Central Otago and Southland region. Emma has been involved in preparing the plans for the ancillary works for the new artificial turf at Logan Park (2018 – ongoing) and she is an active member of the NZILA, as currently vice president of the Southern Branch.

Kieran Dove has been part of the Auckland office since graduating with a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (Hons) in 2013. He has acquired a wide range of experience, particularly in public realm design. Kieran’s project work includes Mount Albert Town Centre upgrade, where he was part of a multi-disciplinary design team from concept to the construction observation phase where he was worked closely with the engineer and contractor. He is currently the documentation lead for Federal Street Stage 2, (2018 – ongoing) — one of Auckland newest shared spaces. Kieran is a committee member for the Auckland Branch of the NZILA.

Sally Bishop joined Boffa Miskell in 2011, shortly after graduating from Lincoln University with a Master of Landscape Architecture. Based in the Christchurch office, Sally’s skills in both design and landscape planning have been part of a broad range of project work, including preparation of supporting GIS maps for Natural Character Assessments. She has put together planting designs for many post-Earthquake projects including the Christchurch Justice and Emergency Services Precinct,  and the public realm component of the East Frame Anchor Project, a new residential community and open space network on the eastern edge of Christchurch’s central city.

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For further information please contact Kieran Dove, Sally Bishop, Gabe Ross or Emma Taylor

2 December 2019