NZILA Creative Panel members

Hanna O'Donoghue and Rangitahi Kawe are part of a newly formed panel within the NZILA which will provide creative direction and help guide the calendar of Institute events.

Hanna is a Landscape Architect with over eight years’ professional experience designing and delivering landscape schemes in New Zealand and abroad. Her experience includes public realm projects, urban streetscapes, and shared paths. She joined Boffa Miskell in 2015 after two years working as a Landscape Architect in London. 

Most recently Hanna has been working with key clients to engage with Mana Whenua representatives on many important projects.  Work on the Quay St East project in downtown Auckland has allowed her to explore layers within landscape design to express history and stories in a variety of ways.

Hanna is leading the design for the upgrade of Hobson Street, the portion of street directly associated with NZICC and Hobson Street Hotel.

Rangitahi joined Boffa Miskell in August 2018 as a Graduate Landscape Architect to explore his interest in Māori engagement with recreation and restoration projects, implementing hauora Māori (health and well-being) in urban spaces and promoting education in public spaces and playground designs.

Rangitahi was born and raised in Tauranga Moana and has strong Iwi affiliations to Ngāti Ranginui, Ngāti Maniapoto and Ngā Puhi through his father, and Ngāti Porou and Ngāti Kahungunu on his mother’s side. Rangitahi is deeply connected to his whakapapa, and is committed to bringing his culture, experience and skills to the work he does at Boffa Miskell and enhancing the connection between people and the unique landscapes of Aotearoa.

Rangitahi aims to become a registered landscape architect and apply his skills to create innovative environments that are influenced by his heritage. He looks forward to contributing to Boffa Miskell’s vision of sustainable communities through incorporating traditional Māori concepts.

Other members of the New Zealand Institute of Landscape Architects Tuia Pito Ora Creative Panel are: Mark Fletcher (chair), Henry Crothers, Hannah Hopewell, Myles Rabbidge and Megan Wraight.

The purpose of the Panel is to help guide the calendar of Institute events along with the creative direction, including the annual conference.

12 December 2019