DIRECTOR / LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT (BLA HONS)
Jamie is a senior landscape architect and director of Design works group. His 15 years of experience across New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Europe, Russia and South East Asia ranges from complex urban, civic and residential designs. His experience working with multidisciplinary design teams, on large scale challenging projects around the world has seen him effectively plan and co-ordinate teams to deliver projects on time and on budget.
Jamie’s strong practical knowledge of construction techniques and implementation has helped to ensure a high level of quality control on all projects.
His comprehensive eye for detail and design skills has led to the successful delivery of small and large scale projects.
Along with the international knowledge Jamie has, he holds a great knowledge of New Zealand and Christchurch landscape architecture and the surrounding environment, being born and bred in Canterbury.
When not landscaping Jamie can be found fishing and whitebaiting around the South Island.
INTERMEDIATE / LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT (MLA. dist.)
With roots in the Wairarapa Billy became a Master of Landscape Architecture and practiced Landscape Architecture in Wellington with Wraight + Associates ltd. before joining DWG in September 2020.
As a landscape architect, Billy’s focus is on working to create nuanced designs that have attention to practicality and beauty. This focus is executed through various drawing, planting and construction techniques. He has design and co-ordination experience working within the Residential, Public, Commercial, Ecological, Sports, Community and Educational realms.
The projects Billy has worked on have been typically high value yet well-crafted working across various scales from small to large. he has worked on local projects throughout NZ and international projects in Russia and Australia.
Outside of work you’ll see Billy on the Football pitch or jamming with friends on the end of a guitar.
SENIOR LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT (BLA)
James has been with DWG since November 2019. He has solid experience working in residential landscape design both in New Zealand and in his home country of England.
James retrained to become a Landscape Architect in 2010. Prior to that he worked as an IT project manager and trainer. He therefore brings a diverse range of skills to the team.
Having lived and worked in Christchurch for the last 6 years, James has developed a good knowledge of the unique aspects of kiwi garden design and planting.
He has also worked on a variety of international projects covering commercial, public realm and residential sectors in his home town of Manchester and further afield in Russia and the Middle East.
In his spare time James enjoys travelling around the South Island with his wife and son.
GRADUATE LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT (BLA Hons.)
Having grown up in Canterbury, Connor attained a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (Hons) from Lincoln University, graduating in 2020. Connor has been a part of the DWG team since then.
In that time, has applied his local and landscape architectural knowledge to several projects ranging from residential projects in New Zealand, to large commercial projects overseas. This has helped to develop Connor’s design and communication skills, working with a range of clients and sites.
Connors time at DWG has also seen him gain a lot of practical experience both on-site and in assembling outdoor kitchens. This has helped him to continue to grow his landscape architectural knowledge and to understand the needs of our clients and how to fulfil them through design.
When he’s not in the office, Connor enjoys playing cricket and rugby. He also thoroughly enjoys heading into the hills hunting and fishing.