Our Team

'Connect and create' is what we do at r+m....connecting with clients and consultants, connecting people and spaces, creating spaces for people and creating relationships. 
Our collaborative working style inspires our tight-knit team to create innovative, sustainable designs that connect people with the outdoors. We are genuinely passionate about what we do.

We have a strong relationship with the environment and share a love of the land. Common interests outside of work include sport, outdoor recreation and artistic pursuits.
At r+m our team culture is central to the operation of our business. Our staff are who we are and are vital to the success of the practice. With an enthusiastic and fun-loving team our office culture is unique to r+m

  • Tony Milne our team
    Tony Milne
    Director (Christchurch and Wanaka), Landscape Architect BLA, Honours (1995), Lincoln University; BA (1990), University of Canterbury; RNZILA

    Tony is the owner of r+m and has 20 years’ experience as a landscape architect. He has designed streetscapes, city plazas, subdivisions, campuses, reserves and residential sites for private clients, government departments, and regional and district councils throughout New Zealand.

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  • Peter Rough our team
    Peter Rough
    Senior Landscape Architect Dip Hort, (1971); Dip LA, (1973), Lincoln University; FNZILA

    Now semi-retired, Peter has more than 40 years’ experience as a landscape architect. Currently he concentrates on undertaking mentoring and peer review roles. His expertise lies in the preparation of assessments of landscape and visual effects.

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  • team - ‘a group of people with a full set of complementary skills required to complete a task, job, or project. A team becomes more than just a collection of people when a strong sense of mutual commitment creates synergy, thus generating performance greater than the sum of the performance of its individual members’

  • Hannah Ayres our team
    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.

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  • 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.

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  • Brooke Mitchell our team
    Brooke Mitchell
    Senior Landscape Architect BLA, Honours (2003), Lincoln University; RNZILA

    Brooke joined r+m at the start of 2016 as a Senior Landscape Architect. He made the move from Queenstown with his family to Christchurch after living in the deep south for over 12 years.

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  • Fraser Miller our team
    Fraser Miller
    Senior Landscape Architect BLA, Honours (2001), Lincoln University; RNZILA

    Fraser joined r+m in 2012 and has over 10 years professional experience working in multidisciplinary teams on landscape design and planning projects. He strives to provide innovative, ecologically sustainable and cost effective solutions for clients.

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  • Sophie Gilchrist our team
    Sophie Gilchrist
    Landscape Architect BLA, Honours (2009), Lincoln University; RNZILA

    Sophie began her professional practice with a global firm. She worked alongside planners, architects and transport and geotechnical engineers on a range of projects from master planning to detailed design and documentation.

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  • Jeremy London our team
    Jeremy London
    Landscape Architect BLA, First Class Honours (2007); BRS (2002), Lincoln University; RNZILA

    Jeremy is highly skilled in landscape design and detail documentation. He works across residential and commercial design, waterway naturalisation and ecological restoration. He is experienced in landscape assessment and the preparation of expert evidence and graphics for resource consent proceedings.

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  • Felicity van Zijll de Jong our team
    Felicity van Zijll de Jong
    Landscape Architect BLA, First Class Honours (2012), Lincoln University

    Felicity joined r+m in 2013. Previously, she worked in the landscape industry, gaining invaluable experience in construction and plant propagation. She brings this hands-on experience to her professional practise and is particularly strong in design, construction detailing and planting plans.

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  • Laura Batchelor our team
    Laura Batchelor
    Landscape Architect BLA, First Class Honours (2010), Lincoln University; BSc (2006) University of Canterbury

    Laura joined r+m in 2013. She has practised in a variety of offices, gaining experience in a wide range of projects. These include design for residential, civic, commercial, land development and recreational projects - from initial conceptual design through to detailed design, construction drawings, planting plans and project administration.

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  • Rebecca Joyce our team
    Rebecca Joyce
    Office Manager, Legal Executive, NZLS Legal Executive Diploma (1996), CPIT

    Rebecca joined the r+m team in April 2014 as Office Manager following the semi-retirement of Peter Rough. She worked as a Legal Executive for a local law firm for 14 years and was a stay-at-home Mum for 10 years. The skills gained in both these realms are put to use every day at r+m.

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  • Ben Bellamy our team
    Ben Bellamy
    Landscape Architect BLA, First Class Honours (2013), Lincoln University

    Ben joined r+m prior to graduating in 2013 and enjoys being part of a creative and energetic team. He is particularly interested in urban design, the relationships between people and space.

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  • Mimi Walle our team
    Mimi Walle
    Administration Manager

    German-born Mimi takes care of the day to day administration of the practice. From stationery ordering to filling the fruit bowl, Mimi gets good things done. She loves playing with numbers, being part of a great team and knowing that her contribution counts.

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  • Gerrard Thomson our team
    Gerrard Thomson
    Landscape Architect BLA, Honours (2013), Lincoln University; BCom (2004), University of Canterbury

    Gerrard joined r+m in 2014 after 15 years as an analyst in the finance sector. He’s committed to improving Christchurch’s urban layout. He envisages open green spaces, pedestrian-friendly zones in the city centre, safe and convenient cycle ways connecting neighbourhoods with popular amenities; and public sculpture throughout the city.

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  • culture - 'the characteristics and knowledge of a particular group of people, defined by everything from language, religion, cuisine, social habits, music and arts'

  • Carlo Dino our team
    Carlo Dino
    Landscape Architect BLA, (2009), Certificate in Sustainable Sport Tourism Site Planning (2007), University of the Philippines

    Having worked as an apprentice on a range of residential, civic, recreational and commercial projects in the Philippines and China, Carlo has also worked with a number of foreign consultants from US, Indonesia, China and Japan.

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  • Emily-Rose Dunn our team
    Emily-Rose Dunn
    Landscape Architect BLA, First Class Honours (2015), Lincoln University

    Emily-Rose joined r+m as an intern in 2014 and began as a full time employee in 2016. She made the move from her home town of Christchurch to work in the Wanaka office and hasn't looked back.

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  • Luke Drumm our team
    Luke Drumm
    Landscape Architect BLA, (2015), Lincoln University

    After graduating from Lincoln University in 2016 Luke joined the r+m team as a graduate landscape architect, moving back to Christchurch from his home town of Auckland.

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  • RMCO Wendy crop
    Wendy Chartres-Moginie
    Landscape Architect, BLA, Honours (2010), Lincoln University

    Wendy joined our team in Wanaka in April 2017, having spent the previous six years running her own landscape architecture practice in Dunedin.

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