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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.

Laura also has a BSc in Biological Sciences and is passionate about the New Zealand landscape and native plant ecosystems. She is constantly expanding her knowledge in sustainable materials and design. Laura tutors into the Lincoln University’s School of Landscape Architecture and enjoys sharing her passion and knowledge of plants and how they contribute to the landscape.

Moves: by car, bike, surfboard and skis

Drinks: NZ sauv or homemade/craft cider

Plays: in the surf, mountains, sewing room and in the backyard with her dog, June

Favourite space in Christchurch: anywhere by the coast

Supports: locally, ethically and handmade products and the people who make them!

Listens to: almost anything.....

Reads: Sewing, design, travel or adventure books

Eats at: home mostly, but can be found at local cafes on a Sunday morning, or stealing food from her parents cupboard during the week....

Wishes: for sunny days, good friends and perfect surf