Nikki Smetham our team
Nikki Smetham
Senior Landscape Architect BLA, Honours (1997), Lincoln University; RNZILA

Nikki has over 18 years’ experience working closely with planners, engineers and surveyors on commercial, retail, health, tourism and recreation projects and subdivision developments. Nikki joined r+m in 2009.

Over the past 6 years she has focussed on landscape planning, preparing landscape and visual assessments and presenting evidence to council and Environment Court for both large and small scale projects in Christchurch, Banks Peninsula, Hurunui, Kaikoura, Queenstown Lakes and Westland.  Nikki has recently been involved in the redevelopment of Housing New Zealand sites in Christchurch.  This involved the gamut of landscape architectural services including site planning for social housing, preparation of resource consent applications, evidence relating to SAM areas, and a continued role in project management.  

Loves about her job: people, variety and challenges

Moves: on foot, on skis and on 2 or 4 wheels

Drinks: coffee and cocktails

Favourite space in Christchurch: Sumner

Listens to: the National Programme and music, from opera to drum and bass

Reads: widely and often. Recent good read: ‘Mornings in Jenin’ by Susan Abulhawa

Gets her coffee at: Dot Com in Sumner

Wishes: for her home rebuild … before next winter