Rhys Girvan

Kaiwhakamahere Whenua | Landscape Planner
Pouwhiri Matua | Senior Principal

I have a wide range of experience in landscape planning, both within New Zealand and in the United Kingdom. My expertise includes broad-scale landscape characterisation and evaluation assessments, natural character assessments, assessments of landscape and visual effects for development proposals, site planning, and the formulation of measures to avoid, remedy or mitigate potential adverse effects.

Projects I have worked on cover the breadth of urban, rural and coastal landscapes. My role involves the preparation of landscape and townscape character assessments, coastal and freshwater natural character assessments, landscape and visual impact assessments, landscape capacity studies identifying opportunities and constraints to inform development opportunities, landscape management and rehabilitation plans, and landscape strategies to support successful development proposals.

I am experienced in collaborating with multi-disciplinary teams to deliver effective landscape outcomes. I take pride in maintaining strong relationships with my clients, colleagues and stakeholders.


Master of Landscape Architecture, Lincoln University
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, University of Canterbury


Registered Member, New Zealand Institute of Landscape Architects (NZILA)