Established by Frank Boffa in 1972, Boffa Miskell was one of the first specialist landscape architecture practices in the country. It has now grown into one of New Zealand’s leading environmental planning and design consultancies, employing statutory planners, landscape architects, urban designers, ecologists, cultural heritage advisors, and graphics and design specialists. Below are some of our key milestones.
Pioneering example of open space planning
Leading example of land use planning based on informed analysis
Leading example of land use planning based on informed analysis.
The company's first overseas project
First large-budget landscape assessment and rehabilitation contract.
First major urban design project and winner of several design awards.
Major route selection with multi-disciplinary input and innovative computer applications.
Master planning for a resort community and golf course development.
A new approach to sustainable management of urban waterways, that transformed drains to environmental assets.
Innovative and influential advice for designation of route to minimise ecological damage from future major civil works.
First Boffa Miskell multi-disciplinary team working overseas.
Boffa Miskell designers, planners and ecologists begin work on scoping and concept development for this ongoing project.
Design and full implementation of outdoor exhibition and visitor facility spaces at a nationally prominent site.
Commissioned to co-ordinate the complex resource consent application and assess the effects on the environment of a proposed major hydro-scheme.
Innovative and rigorous assessment of commercial heritage buildings.
Commissioned to carry out landscape and ecological assessments. The wind farm was completed in 2004 and was the first to feed into New Zealand's national electricity grid.
Boffa Miskell selected as member of the master planning team for significant Marlborough vineyard.
Led a project team that successfully tackled areas of entrenched social deprivation.
Milestone alliance agreement with project partners to deliver environmental services to the ALBURT B2 motorway construction project.
Project management and preparation of 'second generation' combined district plans for Masterton, Carterton and South Wairarapa District Councils.
Work begins on comprehensive upgrade programme.
Planning advice and landscape assessment for comprehensively designed mixed use community. For more information, see Boffa Miskell News, Issue 16 >
Commissioned by Auckland City Council to design $7.8 million comprehensive upgrade of St Patrick's Square, an important public green space around St Patrick's Cathedral.
Inventory and design guide to enhance pedestrian movement and mixed use activity through historic service lanes.
Boffa Miskell appointed to lead the Blueprint 100 consortia tasked with creating the Blueprint for Christchurch.
Christchurch office relocates back into one office in the Hazeldean Business Park.
Boffa Miskell contributes to the successful delivery of the International Federation of Landscape Architect (IFLA50) World Congress held in Auckland.
Wellington office relocates to new premises in the Huddart Parker Building
Frank Boffa and Don Miskell made Officers of the New Zealand Order of Merit (ONZM) for services to landscape architecture