Gerrard Thomson our team
Gerrard Thomson
Landscape Architect BLA, Honours (2013), Lincoln University; BCom (2004), University of Canterbury

Gerrard joined r+m in 2014 after graduating from Lincoln University with a Bachelor's degree. Previously, he worked as an analyst in the financial services industry.

Gerrard supports having greener pedestrian-friendly zones and pocket parks in the city centre, safe and convenient cycle ways connecting neighbourhoods with popular amenities, and public sculpture throughout the city.

At r+m Gerrard works across residential, commercial and public space projects and assists with landscape and visual assessments. He prepares the full spectrum of landscape drawings and contract documentation, and undertakes contract administration on his projects. He also has input into r+m's operations, helping streamline in-house processes and procedures. He organises the in-house monthly movie for the team and is the head librarian for the company’s growing book collection.

Gerrard is a keen runner and mountain biker, enjoys participating and competing in r+m’s social and sporting challenges, and gets stuck into his own landscape projects on the weekends.

Loves about his job: energetic team atmosphere. Designing meaningful and interesting landscapes and seeing people enjoy them

Moves: by many modes of transport (and still has his skateboards!)

Drinks: seasonal beverages

Plays: with the cat

Favourite space in Christchurch: Port Hills, and its numerous running and biking trails

Supports: emerging and established artists, plant nurseries, chocolate manufacturers

Listens to: Radio NZ, RDU & 8K streaming music

Reads: anything about landscape architecture, biographies, classic short stories and New Scientist

Gets his coffee at: anywhere that makes a great long black

Eats at: tapas bars and small plate serving eateries

Wishes: for more cycle lanes and well-designed public spaces