I am a 24 year old graduate landscape architect, currently living and working in New York City for the next year, and hopefully for longer if I can make it happen.
Originally heralding from New Zealand I am excited about learning new skills within the industry in Northern America which will aid me in excelling in the field of landscape architecture.
I have a very strong affinity for construction and detailing - having taught it for two subsequent years at my previous university - Victoria University of Wellington. This knowledge combined with my ability to spatialise through drawings, renders and simply understand the functionality of a space has given me a strong basis for all my future design work.
Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, NZ, Teaching Fellow
Position included the formation and execution of two core courses for the 2nd year level of the landscape architectural programme.
Teaching 53 students the ways and means of landscape architectural design (LAND211 - The Three Lenses of Landscape Architecture) The second course was teaching the same students a wide range of programmes (Adobe Suite, AutoCAD, Rhino and 3dsMax) for their communications paper. A paper which essentially was all about honing their ability to communicate their design and intent in a intelligent, evocative and understandable means.
Wraight and Associates Ltd, Wellington, NZ, Student Landscape Architect (part-time)
Wraight and Associates (or WA) (http://waal.co.nz/) hired me as a part-time employee during the course of my degree. During this period I was involved with project documentation, competition entries, image generation, CD generation, tender and RFP processes and even had a stint running the office while the office manager was on leave.
This work helped me to learn to work self sufficiently, work within small interchangeable teams and how to organise my work in a simple and coherent method.
Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, NZ, Masters, Landscape Architecture