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.

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


My experience in Landscape Architecture spans over 10 years in professional practise based in Canterbury, Otago and South-East Asia. My education began growing up in beautiful Otematata, many years later Graduating from Lincoln Univeristy with a Bachelor in Landscape Architecture (hons).  I am a New Zealand Institute of Landscape Architects Registered Landscape Architect. Key areas include…

Professional Services

Landscape Architecture is a broad profession, and the lists below will give you an outline of what services Gilchrist Design is here to provide as a New Zealand Institute of Landscape Architects Registered member: Landscape Assessment Concept Design Detail Design Landscape Construction Details Contract Documentation Tender Documentation Project & Contract Management Teaching & Tutoring into…