2019 Awards Jury

Our thanks to the following members of the Jury who have generously of their time:

Paddy Baxter

Paddy has been a practising Landscape Architect in Queenstown since 1989. After ten years with Boffa Miskell in Queenstown, Paddy formed his own practice in 1998. Paddy has been an associate of the NZILA since 1990 and a registered Landscape Architect since 2011.
Baxter Design have a staff of nine in Queenstown and undertake a range of works throughout New Zealand and the Pacific, from residential design to Residential master planning, Resort Master planning, Commercial and public Urban Design and Landscape planning.

Frank Boffa
Following graduation from Lincoln University in 1973 with a Diploma in Horticulture, Frank attended the University of Georgia where he completed the four-year Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree, returning  to New Zealand in 1969 to assist with the setting up of the Landscape Architecture program  at Lincoln University. In 1972, Frank established Frank Boffa and Associates, which  in 1985 became Boffa Miskell Ltd. On December 31, 2012 after 40 years in the practice, Frank retired and now works as independent part time consultant specialising in peer reviews and landscape planning projects of particular interest to him.

Frank was a foundation member of the NZILA, and was on the Executive Committee from 1972 to 1985 ,serving as President in the period 1975 - 1977. He was joint Editor of the New Zealand Landscape 1979-1995, Chair NZILA Education Foundation 1998-2011 and Chair NZILA  Accreditation Review Panel 1999-2012. He is a Life Member of the NZILA.  In 2000 Frank was made a Distinguished Allumni  of the College of Environmental Design, University of Georgia and in 2005 he was awarded an Honorary  Doctorate of Natural Resources by Lincoln University.  

In 2014  Frank was made an Officer of the New Zealand Order Of Merit for his services to Landscape Architecture in New Zealand.

Dr Jacky Bowring
Professor of Landscape Architecture at Lincoln University, and has published widely.  Jacky has had success in a range of design competitions, including recently as one of five winners of an international competition to design an island.  She has also been on a number of design juries including the Canterbury Earthquakes National Memorial; Christchurch Botanic Gardens Visitors’ Centre;  and the Pacific Memorial, Wellington.  Jacky is on Christchurch’s Urban Design Panel.

Stuart Dun
Stuart is a Senior Associate at Studio Pacific Architecture in Wellington with nearly 20 years’ experience as a Landscape Architect.

Stuart has been involved in design at the full range of scales from residential garden design through to large scale masterplan and urban design projects both home in New Zealand and abroad. Working with a team of specialist landscape architects within a design led practice Stuart’s cross-disciplinary and collaborative approach has been integral to the success of a number of significant projects for the Studio. Stuart is particularly concerned with responding to site specific context and employing critical thinking to balance the pragmatic aspects of a project with a range of community, environmental, artistic, and social ambitions. 

Peter Kensington
Manawatu born and bred, Peter has been based in Tāmaki Makaurau since just before the turn of the century. He is primarily involved in resource management projects and enjoys collaborating with people to reach amicable solutions to conflict for the good of the environment.  The Kensingtons reside in a modest bach within the Muriwai Beach community absorbed within this dramatic and raw west coast landscape which edges the city.

Kate Males
Kate is a landscape architect with almost 20 years’ experience working on a range of projects from public waterfronts, urban parks, educational institutions and residential projects in the UK, USA, China and, for the past 12 years, New Zealand. Kate’s work has had a focus on high-quality, sensitive, and highly-functional public realm design. Kate has been project landscape architect and engineer to the contract on a wide range of high profile projects, helping to deliver some of New Zealand’s most admired and award winning landscapes. Kate is looking forward to joining the 2019 judging panel where she hopes to be inspired by projects that complement and enhance their context and setting.

Megan McBain
Megan has worked throughout New Zealand as a Landscape Architect for 13 years and has been an active member of the NZILA, serving on the local branch committee.  She was appointed to the National Executive Committee as Treasurer for the 2015 - 2017 term.
Megan has a sole practice in Hawke’s Bay, with a strong focus on environmental landscape restoration, School Master Planning through to Detail Design, Parks, Playgrounds, Subdivisions, Commercial Developments, Urban and Rural Residential development. Personally and professionally she volunteers her time to local landscape projects that benefit the community and the environment.

Helen Preston Jones
Helen Preston Jones, an independent landscape consultant, is both a Fellow of the NZILA and a Registered landscape architect, and has over 40 years in landscape practice both in New Zealand and overseas.  She brings strong interests in both botany and urban design to her work.  Early practice encapsulated open space strategy and parks planning, as well as critique of urban development.  This was followed by landscape and visual assessment, and landscape design for a wide range of development. She developed as a specialist in analysis and design for major infrastructure projects, both in New Zealand and overseas, and came full circle in providing urban design advice and review to both public and private clients.

Paul Roper-Gee
Paul has been working as a landscape architect for the last 19 years with project experience in New Zealand, the Pacific and the UK. Paul has a strong track record in delivering detailed landscape design solutions at multiple scales, including residential gardens, commercial development, public realm and infrastructure projects.  Paul is the manager of the Christchurch branch of Canopy Landscape Architects.

Kara Scott
My mahi as a landscape architect began 18 years ago.  I combine this with my background in Ecology and Botany.  My focus is on community and environmental projects.  I most enjoy working with local councils, schools, community groups, and tangata whenua. I have a passion for restoring and enhancing our indigenous culture in Aotearoa and embracing our multicultural communities in a way that celebrates New Zealand’s unique identity and sense of place in the world, for us now and for our future generations.  I believe that Landscape Architecture is an important waka that continues us on that journey.  I’m excited to be a part of the NZILA awards jury for 2019 and look forward to learning so much more about our unique landscape architecture projects in Aotearoa.

George Woolford
George is of Ngāti Kahungunu ki heretaunga descent and passionate about the inherent relationship we as landscape architects form with the whenua (land) and the kaitiaki (stewardship) role we can play in protecting and enhancing its value. George is a team leader and associate landscape architect within the Design Practice @ Beca, much of his work has focused on delivering design responses to multi-modal transport and major infrastructure projects within Aotearoa and internationally.