Landscape Architecture

Align has a proven track record in undertaking landscape design projects for residential, commercial and public sector clients. Whether you require a large scale master plan, full site redevelopment, or a landscape design for your residential or lifestyle property, Align can assist you.

Our ‘boutique’ landscape architecture practice delivers the best in innovative, modern design solutions that ensure your space is creative, practical, sustainable and accessible.  Our specialist team will work with you to confirm a clear work brief according to your requirements.

Align’s Landscape Architects have worked on some of Christchurch’s key redevelopments including the Hagley Oval, the New Brighton Master Plan, the Christchurch Retail Precinct, Rugby Park and the Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology (CPIT). We have also undertaken work for various local authorities and private clients around the country. We are privileged to have world renowned Landscape Architect Sam Martin at Align to oversee delivery of your landscape design requirements.

To view our Landscape Architecture Portfolio click here or alternatively you can download it here.

At Align no project is too big or small and our friendly, experienced team are keen to discuss your project with you.

Our Services:

  • Concept Design, Design Development and Detailed Design

    As a full service landscape design practice Align can prepare concepts and development plans for a range of needs, right from initial concept through to detailed design for parks, reserves and open public spaces, pedestrian areas, streetscapes, entrances, schools, parking, sports facilities, homes, commercial premises and shared-space environments. Ensuring designs meet your requirements is our first and foremost objective whilst integrating pedestrian and traffic movement, public transport, community gathering places, design elements and public safety to create safe, functional and creative designs. 
  • Master Planning

    Align’s landscape architects work with a range of architects, planners, ecologists, engineers, cultural experts and other professionals to plan developments for major projects. This includes managing stakeholder consultation efforts at the concept stage through to developing the master plan to integrate land uses, building locations, activities, connections and infrastructure. 
  • Landscape Architecture for Commercial, Residential and Urban Environments

    We have significant experience designing landscapes for a range of uses. Align provides a full service from concept through to detailed design of public open spaces, pedestrian areas, streetscapes and town/city centre. This includes design for outdoor commercial spaces ensuring parking and circulation requirements are met and residential garden designs for new homes or if you want to revitalise your existing property.
  • Landscape Assessment and Planning

    Align combines the use of our in house environmental planning expertise with the skills of our landscape architects to provide robust visual and landscape assessments for proposed developments. This includes assessments for feasibility or to accompany resource consent applications, national, regional and district landscape policy assessment, route and site evaluation, viewshed analysis and visibility mapping, photomontages and artistic impressions, development of mitigation measures to address landscape and visual effects, and preparation and presentation of landscape evidence in council and Environment Court hearings.
  • Analysis and Feasibility

    The first part of any project is to analyse the client’s and stakeholders needs and match that to the space and its surrounds. At Align we believe in listening to what you want for your project. We prepare comprehensive design proposals tailored to your design and implementation budget. We appraise the site and interpret and assess land use options in consultation with our client. 
  • Tendering and Implementation

    At Align our Landscape Architects come from a practical background ensuring that all contract documentation, including working drawings and specifications can be provided with your design. We can also offer onsite supervision and contract management of engineers and contractors during construction to ensure the accurate implementation of your design.