Business as Usual

Great to be tearing into work again post lockdown, though it pains me to ignore the magic weather and opportunities to get out and about, enjoying the lack of foreign tourists. From Haast to Hāwea, Wanaka, Ōhau to Christchurch, I’ve a great combination of community, commercial, private design, consenting, and rural work underway and will…

Landscape Architecture

Hi!  I’m Erica and I’m behind Gilchrist Design.  n the Lakes region there is so much change in the landscape, and my aim is to integrate design into these changing rural and urban environments.  My focus is to make positive and holistic change, and understand the success of any project relies on its impact economically, ecologically and culturally.

Hāwea Community Playgrounds: Introdction

My family lives in Hāwea Flat, we love it here. We have grown into the community, and with the arrival of Max in 2019, I now understand how it works in a completely new way. A quiet discussion amongst peers in the community has lingered for some time: so much development, so few spaces for…

New Hours & Summer Holls

Gidday folks, awesome to be back into design with my new hours 10-3 Tuesday to Thursday. Great to see a lot of work continuing through this very strange and unpredictable year, and lucky for central the weather has been kind to the gardens (despite the spring snow), the plants will always keep growing! Summer Holidays…

Max Leave

It’s been quite a year with the arrival of my wee son Max.  I’m currently taking some time off on Maternity Leave, and look to return to work part time early in the New Year. Season’s Greetings and hope you have an amazing Christmas and New Year with Friends and Family. Erica & Max

Experience

My experience in Landscape Architecture spans over 15 years in professional practise based in Canterbury and Otago. My education began growing up in beautiful Otematata, many years later Graduating from Lincoln Univeristy with a Bachelor in Landscape Architecture (hons).  I have previously been a New Zealand Institute of Landscape Architects Registered Landscape Architect.  My membership has…

Professional Services

Landscape Architecture is a broad profession, and the lists below will give you an outline of what services I am profesionally qualified to provide: Landscape Assessment Concept Design Detail Design Landscape Construction Details Contract Documentation Tender Documentation Project & Contract Management Teaching & Tutoring into accredited Landscape Architecture courses Teaching & Tutoring CAD, Adobe Design…