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

Sophie began her professional practice with a global firm in 2009. She worked alongside a wide range of design professionals and began to develop her strengths in design, communication and graphics.

Sophie joined r+m in 2012 and is involved in many aspects of landscape architecture practise over a range of project scales.  These include landscape design, master planning, detailed documentation and contract administration, as well as landscape assessment and preparation of evidence. Sophie has also provided support as a tutor for Landscape Architecture students at Lincoln University. She enjoys the diversity of projects at r+m and seeing her design solutions come to fruition.

Out of the office, Sophie is involved with all aspects of the rowing community as a passionate coach, rower and race official.

Drinks: craft beer

Supports: the underdog

Reads: light-hearted fiction/crime stories

Gets her coffee at: the Noble Merchant, Opawa

Loves about her job: drawing pictures, taking photos

Favourite space in Christchurch: the Summit Road, Port Hills, and being on the water at Kerrs Reach in the middle of the Red Zone with the sunrise at 6am

Moves: by wheels (home-built bicycle or Honda NC50)

Wishes: for more travel, to see and experience the world's landscapes