Several projects short-listed for 2019 NZILA Awards

The NZILA Awards judges have notified all projects that have been short-listed for the 2019 Resene New Zealand Institute of Landscape Architecture Awards.

As a company, Boffa Miskell submitted a total of 14 projects across a number of categories including Park, Playground, Infrastructure, Urban Spaces, Institutional, Residential Multi-Unit and Project-based Landscape Planning.

Additionally, we were part of the joint entry for the Avon River Precinct; and named as a project partner on the entry for Waitangi Regional Park.

Nine of our projects have been short-listed in their category:

Parks: Marine Parade (Napier) and Te Auaunga/Oakley Creek

Playground: Anderson Park (Napier) and Mara Hupara

Infrastructure: Waterview Connection, Avon River Precinct, and Rangiriri Paa

Institutional: Passchendaele Memorial

Multi-Unit Residential: Long Bay Masterplan

Landscape Planning (Project): Waikeria Prison Landscape Management Plan

Five projects are short-listed for the Te Karanga o Te Tui Award, which acknowledges projects that demonstrate best practice Iwi engagement, design expression or adherence to Te Aranga principles: Te Auaunga/Oakley Creek, Mara Hupara Playground and Rangiriri Paa.

Te Onewa Pa and the Te Kakakura Retaining Wall and Signage were not short-listed in their category, but the judging panel elevated them into consideration for Te Karanga o Te Tui based on merit.

Te Auaunga/Oakley Creek, Mara Hupara Playground have been short-listed for the Sustainability Award.

Boffa Miskell Chief Executive Kerry Gupwell says, “The NZILA Awards celebrate excellence in landscape architecture, and over the past two years some truly impressive projects have been completed by a number of top-quality practitioners.”

“We’re proud that our work is among those short-listed for these awards, and especially honoured to see five of our projects under consideration for the Te Karanga o Te Tui award.  As a company, we believe that Mātauranga Māori and Te Aranga Design Principles are complementary to modern design and environmental practices, and we strive to make these an integral part of our work.”

The 2019 NZILA Conference and Awards Dinner will be held in Christchurch in November. Boffa Miskell is sponsoring one of the international keynote speakers.

For further information please contact Michael Hawes

28 May 2019