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Nicholas Fortier
Graduate Landscape Architect (Auckland), BLA (2020), Unitec, NZILA member
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Nicholas joined the r+m Auckland team in January 2021 after completing his Landscape Architecture studies at Unitec in 2020. He was a student representative on the NZILA Auckland Branch for 3 years organising student’s attendances to local events. Nicholas was a part of the team for the 2019 Unitec publication of Xsection Redefinition. 

Through studying Nicholas has gained a passion for creating functional landscape spaces that can evolve and grow over time with strong connections to the surrounding ecologies and cultural narratives. In a final year project using those ideas Nicholas attempted to deconstruct a current Auckland suburban streetscape to integrate natural past ecologies with a new pedestrian focused street. He is excited about continuing to learn and gain experience with r+m.

In his spare time Nicholas enjoys exploring new locations by whatever means necessary (on water, legs or wheels), drawing, photography and learning new skills.

Moves: On foot mostly, but also by car and bus

Drinks: Whatever goes with dinner

Plays: The piano

Favourite Place in Auckland: Home overlooking Auckland city including the Sky tower to the Manukau heads

Supports: Better living

Listens to: Music that changes by mood, from EDM to slow jazz and everything in between

Reads: Articles that catch his eye, mostly about design, history and international events

Eats: Anywhere new with good food and atmosphere, current favourites are bar Celeste and Cotto

Wishes: For people-focused cities with greener living spaces