Consultants promoted from graduate to professional level

With experience gained from project work in ecology, planning and landscape architecture, these six consultants are growing their roles within the company.

Mapihi Martin-Paul joined the Christchurch office after completing her Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (Hons) at Lincoln University. Mapihi has been able to develop both her design and engagement skills through her ongoing work with Matapopore Charitable Trust. Mapihi’s role includes graphic and design support, strategy writing, facilitating engagement and working as part of design teams for both public and private projects related to the Christchurch re-build.

Tom Hemi joined Boffa Miskell after completing a Master of Landscape Architecture degree at Victoria University, and a summer internship with the Auckland office. Tom is passionate about design of the urban realm, town centres and housing developments. Tom has become a proficient Revit user, working with colleagues within Boffa Miskell and other consultants externally to produce design packages.

Melanie Brown graduated with Bachelor’s degree in Ecology from the University of Auckland. Since joining Boffa Miskell, Melanie has predominantly been undertaking ecological surveys, mitigation work and reporting for large-scale infrastructure and development projects in the Wellington region.

Daniel Ahern first joined the Auckland office as an intern Ecologist four years ago, and has recently completed a Masters Degree in Marine Sciences at Auckland University. His main interests centre on at New Zealand’s unique coastal marine ecology and fieldwork for his master’s thesis was in support of a project funded through the Boffa Miskell Research Programme.

Rory Gray graduated with a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from
Unitec Institute of Technology. Rory’s interests lie heavily in the public realm with projects such as civic spaces, streetscapes, town centres; and how these projects create a sense of place for their communities and inhabitants through the communication of narrative and heritage.

Antonio Huang is an urban planner in the Auckland office. He earned his Bachelor of Urban Planning (Honours) from Auckland University. Antonio has professional experience in both the public and private sector, preparing resource consents and obtaining statutory approvals for a range of projects including multi-unit residential developments, subdivisions, special character redevelopments and network utilities.

Boffa Miskell chief executive Kerry Gupwell says, “It’s very gratifying to acknowledge our consultants as they gain experience and move forward on their career path. And, along with congratulating them, we also recognise the mentoring provided by our senior team members in developing these consultants’ skill-sets and proficiencies.”

20 January 2020