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

Nikki has over 22 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 9 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 Amuri Irrigation Scheme, an accommodation development in Tekapo, a quarry near Hawarden and a dwelling proposed at Lake Ohau .  These projects have involved the gamut of landscape architectural services including landscape design, preparation of landscape assessments, evidence and a continued role in project management.  

Loves about her job: people, variety and the challenges involved in getting to remote places that are not easily accessible by the public

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

Drinks: soy lattes, coffee and wine

Favourite space in Christchurch: Sumner

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

Reads: whatever my bookclub recommends

Gets her coffee at: Work or Dot Com in Sumner

Wishes: to complete her house renovation by May 2018