Rachael Eaton


Kaihoahoa Tūāpapa | Kaihoahoa Whenua | Urban Designer & Landscape Architect
Pouwhiri Matua | Senior Principal

I have expertise in urban design and planning, stakeholder engagement, and project management; and a proven ability to guide multi-disciplinary teams through complex statutory and design processes. I have led teams of planners, designers, and policymakers to successfully deliver complex infrastructure projects across New Zealand.

With nearly 25 years of experience, I have gained valuable insights from the public and private sectors, working as both a client and a consultant. I am highly skilled at navigating political decision-making processes, ensuring meaningful communication and collaboration. I bring creative thinking and solutions, risk management and meaningful engagement with mana whenua, stakeholders and local communities to all my projects.

I currently lead the team in our Dunedin office.


Post Graduate Diploma, Urban Design, University of Westminster, London
Chartered Landscape Architect, Landscape Institute, UK
Master of Arts, Landscape Architecture, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
Bachelor of Arts (Hons 2:1) Landscape Architecture, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK


IAP2 Accreditation
Member, UK Urban Design Group
Chartered Member, Landscape Institute UK (CMLI)