Kamo Marsh Landscape Architects are based in Central Christchurch and Auckland. We take pride in offering a friendly and personal approach to each project we are involved in. Our expert team understands the vital role that communication plays in the design process and we aim to develop tailor made solutions for our clients based on the information received, while remaining socially responsible to the project site and its surroundings. We have an innovative and creative staff base who relish the team approach to our projects.
B.Com (Mgmt), BLA (Hons), NZILA, Director of Kamo Marsh
Danny is an award winning Landscape Architect, Director of Kamo Marsh and a registered member of the New Zealand Institue of Landscape Architects. Danny specialises in the design and management of projects of a wide ranging scale. Danny provides high quality and unique design solutions for projects which have an excellent level of constructability and durability. His skills include understanding client wants and needs, building a team culture which he applies to all projects, providing innovative design solutions and accurate and thorough contract management. Danny works on a wide range of projects including residential gardens, streetscapes, subdivision developments, urban spaces (plazas, squares and laneways), campus developments, public reserves and playgrounds. He has worked with a large range of clients, many of whom have become long term and repeat clients, including corporate, local councils and private clients.
Outside of the workplace Danny dreams of becoming the oldest All Black debutant in history. He loves Pina Coladas and taking walks in the rain.
Emily has been a part of our team here at Kamo Marsh for the last two years. She has more than 15 years’ experience as a Landscape Architect and focuses on our residential landscape design.
Emily’s passion for design has led her to a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (Hons.) and a Certificate in Professional Photography. She has spent time living and working in the United Kingdom, The Netherlands and Christchurch, gaining experience in commercial, residential, rural, public sector and subdivision design. More recently Emily has specialised in residential design where she is currently working on a wide range of projects; medium-density housing developments, high-end architecturally designed homes, rural properties, rebuilds and renovations of all sizes. She also enjoys the project management aspect of these jobs and enjoys facilitating the entire process from design to construction.
Outside of work Emily is a taxi driver, chef and project manager for her young family. She also enjoys taming her own garden, running, exploring the outdoors and dreams about travelling more.
BLA (Hons), NZILA (Registered)
Andrew has joined Kamo Marsh as a landscape architect/masterplanner with almost 17 years’ experience working in the New Zealand, China, Middle East, Australia, and South East Asia. For the last 10 of those 17 years Andrew has been in NZ as the lead designer on a wide range of projects, including tourism master planning, residential, commercial, resorts, and urban design.
His portfolio of projects and the different countries in which he has worked, have greatly enriched his professional and personal experiences from which he draws his creative inspiration.
Andrew’s particular strengths lie in strong design, building relationships, management skills and working collaboratively within multidisciplinary design teams to ensure integrated outcomes within the landscape.
When Andrew is not at work he enjoys spending time with his young family and knitting.
Peter has been a part of the Kamo Marsh team for the last 25 years, originally starting with John Marsh Landscape Architects. He graduated from Lincoln University with a Diploma in Parks & Gardens Technology (Distn.), prior to which he worked as a structural draughtsman for a number of structural engineering firms.
Peter has had different roles in a wide range of projects, including detailed design in landscape and structural elements, landscape design, site supervision of hard and soft landscape works and project management of residential, commercial and subdivisions.
Outside of work Peter has enjoyed both in and outdoor sports, tramping, fishing, scuba diving and gardening, and more recently spending time with his growing family.
Tim has been a member of the Kamo Marsh team for the last 8 years after graduating Lincoln University with a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (Hons).
Tim is a NZILA Registered Landscape Architect with experience primarily in landscape design, detailed documentation, contract administration and management. He has gained valuable experience working with senior landscape architects and other consultants as part of multidisciplinary teams. Part of his role has included direct communication with clients and local government authority staff who he has developed good working relationships with.
Tim has worked on a range of projects, including: residential subdivision developments, residential design, waterway restoration, play and recreation open space, public and civic space design, commercial developments and landscape & visual assessments.
Tim keeps busy outside of work with running, tennis and spending time with his family.
Bridget joined the Kamo Marsh Team in 2014. Having graduated with First Class Honours in Landscape Architecture and a minor in Plant Science (Biochemistry) at Lincoln University, Bridget took up a position with Selywn District Council before coming to Kamo Marsh.
During her time with us Bridget has worked on a range of jobs including residential, commercial, subdivisions and community projects. She has particularly relished the opportunity to work on a number of school designs where, the finished product can provide tangible benefits to the school and broader communities.
Bridget whakapapas to Ngāi Tahu and is an active member of Te Taumutu Rūnanga. She has particularly enjoyed the opportunity to work on projects where cultural values are integrated into contemporary landscapes.
Ben joined Kamo Marsh in 2015 having completed his Master of Landscape Architecture thesis exploring the representation of Maori heritage in the urban landscape of Wellington and spending two years working in the civil and fuels design industry.
At Kamo Marsh Ben has worked on a wide range of projects including high-end residential gardens, education projects, retirement villages, and civic scale projects in Christchurch City and continues to develop particular strengths in client and contractor liaising, multidisciplinary collaboration, detailed design and supervising the implementation of projects through construction.
Outside of work Ben enjoys exploring the South Island whenever possible, playing football, brewing beer and spending time in the garden at home.
MELISSA BUSCHL SMITH
Melissa first joined the team in 2011 after graduating from Lincoln University with Bachelor of Landscape Architecture and a minor in Spatial Planning. She has recently returned to Kamo Marsh after spending 2 years abroad travelling and working in London.
During her time at Kamo Marsh and abroad Melissa has been involved in a wide variety of jobs including residential, commercial, subdivisions, master planning and community projects. She has gained valuable experience working alongside other landscape architects and other consultants on multi-disciplinary projects where she relishes working as part of a team.
Outside of work Melissa spends most of her time at home on the farm in Hanmer Springs and exploring the parts of New Zealand she hasn’t yet visited.
JASON (WEI HONG) JIANG
Jason joined our team in April 2016. He is originally from a rural village in Jiang xi province, China and came to New Zealand in 2015 to explore its natural beauty before deciding to move to Christchurch.
Jason completed his Master of Landscape Architecture in 2012 and has experience working on projects of different scales and types including residential, commercial, mix-used developments and public spaces. At Kamo Marsh, Jason enjoys working on concept design, 3D visualisation and technical drawings.
Outside of work Jason enjoys spending time travelling around New Zealand. He likes hiking, running, cooking and new adventures.
Jonathan is a graduate of Louisiana State University’s Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture, with a Minor in Horticulture. Originally from New Orleans, Louisiana, he has been a resident of NZ since 2012 and part of the Kamo Marsh team since early 2016.
Before joining Kamo Marsh, Jonathan was working for a multi-disciplinary landscape consultancy in Christchurch primarily on retirement villages and commercial projects. He has extensive experience working at plant nurseries in New Orleans, Melbourne, and Christchurch, which has equipped him with horticultural knowledge that he now applies to all his projects.
Jonathan has a passion for the natural environment, art and horticulture. On his days off Jonathan enjoys camping, painting, and stained glass projects.
Rebekah joined the team early 2017. She graduated from Lincoln University with a degree in Landscape Architecture (Hons) and has had experience working primarily on retirement villages and commercial projects.
Her current role involves residential subdivision projects, commercial developments and residential design, in which Rebekah is enjoying the opportunity to develop her skills in all areas of the design process and in building relationships with clients.
Outside of work, Rebekah can be found playing acoustic guitar, baking, cycling around Christchurch, and spending time with family and friends.
Edwina (Eddie) has 6 years of experience in the Landscape Architecture industry, and recently joined Kamo Marsh at the beginning of 2018. After graduating Lincoln University with a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (Hons), Eddie worked in Dubai as a graduate before returning home to Christchurch to further her career. She has worked on a wide range of projects including high end residential design, subdivisions, parks and reserves and is currently working on residential design, educational campuses, subdivisions and retirement villages at Kamo Marsh. Eddie enjoys developing client relationships and has an eye for detail.
Outside of work Eddie enjoys being active with running, walking and is now giving mountain biking ago. In the weekends she can be found at a local market, tramping or baking a cake for a friend.
Luke is the newest member of the Kamo Marsh team having graduated from Lincoln University in 2018. In his past life Luke was an apprentice builder and it was his work on landscaping projects which triggered the interest in landscape architecture and career change.
Immediately before joining Kamo Marsh Luke worked as a structural draughtsman at a large landscape materials firm which has given him valuable experience in detailed design and landscape construction.
Since being with KMLA, Luke has worked on a variety of commercial and residential projects and has also assisted Andrew with large scale Masterplan projects.
Outside of work Luke enjoys cooking (and eating it), travelling and is a keen skier.
Nicki is the first face you’ll see when you walk in the door at Kamo Marsh Landscape Architects! She has worked in office administration for a number of years and has a strong background in customer service and keeping staff in line!
Having spent the last 10 years of work in the landscape industry Nicki has invaluable knowledge about our business and knows what it takes to ensure the office is kept running smoothly.
Nicki has raised 4 children and now they are grown she enjoys travelling, working in her large garden, exercising and spending time with family and friends.