Russell Cooper
Landscape Architect (Auckland), BLA, Honours (2016), Unitec, BAS (Maj. LA), Victoria University (2012)
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Russell joined the r+m Auckland team in June 2021 and brings 5 years experience on a range of projects. He has a passion for New Zealand landscapes, innovative design and construction that capitalises on technology, new solutions and efficiencies through smarter process.

Russell has experience in leading projects from inception, masterplanning and feasibility through to design, delivery and construction in a wide range of areas including, parks and open space, play spaces, motorways and roading infrastructure, retail malls, master-planning, residential development, streetscapes and major rail infrastructure. These skills are supplemented with experience in landscape construction, design/build of natureplay playgrounds, and hands on horticultural and amenity gardening experience.

In his spare time, Russell enjoys road tripping, camping, fishing, live music and a DIY project.

Moves:  Car, bus or jandals

Drinks:  Something crafty, something local or something creative. Three Boys Alpha Juice IPA right now

Favourite place in Auckland:  A beach, any will do. A rugged West coast or a sandy east.

Supports:  Predator Free 2050

Listens to:  An eclectic mix – electronic, country, jazz, rock, indie, alternative

Reads:  Action fiction

Eats:  Fresh snapper tacos and a summer barbeque

Wishes for:  A self-built cabin on a piece of regenerating native coastline