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Hannah Ayres
Director (Wanaka), Landscape Architect MLA (2011), Lincoln University; RNZILA

Hannah joined r+m Christchurch in 2011 and is now a director of the newly established r+m practice in Wanaka. Naturally a very social person, Hannah believes her job is as much about working with people, as it is about working with the landscape.

She is passionate about enhancing the health, functionality and appearance of natural, rural, urban and living space environments. Hannah is experienced in managing design projects (at all scales) from conception to completion, and preparing landscape and visual assessments.  Her most recent interest is in the rural landscape, where she hopes to become an expert in riparian schemes and ecological restoration.

Loves about her job: The process of getting to know her client and subject site in order to fully identify, and be inspired by, the unique opportunities and constraints of a given site or place  

Moves: by feet and car most of the time, but preferably by bike, horse, plane or skis

Drinks: everything in moderation (including moderation)

Plays: well with others, in the outdoors preferably

Favourite space in Wanaka: her home on Little Mt Iron and on the Millennium Track

Supports: anyone who chooses to do kind things for others and the environment

Listens to: Lots of music (mainly electronica, indie (rock, folk, pop), R&B, soul, acid jazz), herself and her Dad

Reads: a lot less than she would like to

Eats at: Fedeli

Wishes: for a perfect work / life balance