Mel is a commercially astute principal landscape architect with more than 13 years experience in the Auckland market. She has a degree in Landscape Architecture with Honours from Unitec, as well as a BA in Political Studies & Spanish from The University of Auckland. Prior to joining the 4Sight, Mel had been with design build company Natural Habitats for 3 years leading a variety of medium and large scale projects in a wide range of sectors. She has extensive experience in all phases of landscape design projects, from concept design right though to construction.
Recent projects include Lead Design of NZ’s tallest outdoor Green Walls on the St Marks luxury apartment development in Remuera, which was awarded NZ’s inaugural Homestar Innovation Point for Green Walls, Lead Design on over 1000m2 of Green Walls for the Scentre Group 277 Shopping Mall development in Newmarket and Lead Design on Seascape, Customs Street - Auckland’s tallest residential tower (currently under construction). Recent Awards include Best in Multi Unit Category for St Marks luxury apartment complex and Best in Heritage Category for Campbells Bay Childcare at the recent Property Awards 2019.
As a public speaker she has presented on Landscape Design and Green Wall Solutions at Green Building Council and Garden Design Society events and has lectured in Design at the Unitec School of Landscape Architecture. On a personal level Mel feels a strong responsibility to give back to the community and has volunteered for the Garden to Table Trust, designing and overseeing the install of Dingwall Residential Trust’s Organic Kitchen Gardens and regularly volunteers for Everybody Eats, a non-profit organisation that feeds people in need on K’ Road, Auckland on Monday evenings.