Nick Robinson, Principal
CMLI, NZILA(Reg), ProfaccredGDSNZ, MIHort, MA (Landscape Architecture), HND (Landscape and Horticultural Technology)
Nick has twenty five years experience of landscape architecture professional practice in New Zealand and Britain. Before setting up his own practice he worked on significant landscape projects across the North of England as a Landscape Architect for Prof. Arnold Weddle and Rotherham Metropolitan Council, and as Design Principal for ECUS, the Environmental Consultancy of the University of Sheffield. This included award winning landscapes of industry, new roads, campuses, urban regeneration and parks. Nick has practiced for 15 years in New Zealand, gaining broad experience of landscape design in the varied natural and cultural landscapes of the South Pacific and winning awards for innovative cemetery design, urban landscape and town centre re-juvenation.
In addition to professional practice, Nick has taught landscape architecture at universities in the UK (Sheffield and Gloucestershire), USA (Cal Poly) and New Zealand (Lincoln and UNITEC) and has a range of publications to his credit including the Planting Design Handbook (now in its third edition, published 2016) along with journal and web articles (see the publications pages of this website). He spent two years working and researching at the Department of Landscape, University of Sheffield, UK, with a focus on current thinking on ecological approaches to urban design and innovations in planting design for biodiversity, and working with international experts on urban ecology, green roofs and green walls.