Ellie Duncan
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Landscape Architect BLA (Hons) Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland
Ellie Duncan joined RMM Landscape Architects in January 2023, shortly after earning her Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (BLA) from Lincoln University. Her background and experiences have significantly influenced her approach to landscape architecture, blending a deep understanding of the natural environment with a strong passion for sustainable design.

Growing up on a high-country farm in Central Otago, Ellie developed an early appreciation for the natural landscape and its intricate dynamics. This upbringing instilled in her a profound respect for the environment and fueled her desire to pursue a career that would allow her to work within and protect it. Her connection to her roots was evident in her major design project at university, which she situated in Orangapai, Central Otago. This project was notable for its comprehensive approach, addressing a variety of social, historical, and environmental goals.

At RMM, Ellie brings a fresh perspective and a strong commitment to creating landscapes that are both functional and aesthetically pleasing. She is dedicated to understanding the unique needs and aspirations of each project, ensuring that her designs contribute positively to the environment and the community. Ellie's work is characterized by her ability to integrate the natural landscape with innovative design solutions, resulting in spaces that are harmonious and sustainable.

Ellie is an active and engaged member of the RMM team, known for her collaborative spirit and keen attention to detail. She enjoys the creative process of landscape architecture and is always eager to learn and grow within the field. Her enthusiasm for her work is matched by her dedication to achieving excellence in every project she undertakes.

Outside of her professional life, Ellie leads an active lifestyle. She enjoys playing competitive hockey, running, and spending time with friends. Whenever possible, she loves returning to the high country, where she can reconnect with the natural environment that has been such a significant part of her life.

Ellie's blend of practical experience, academic achievement, and personal passion for the landscape makes her a valuable asset to the RMM team. Her work continues to reflect her commitment to sustainability, community, and the natural world, ensuring that her projects leave a lasting positive impact.
  • Plays Hockey.
  • Place Family farm in Wedderburn.
  • Supports World Sepsis Day organisation.
  • Listens To podcasts and Frank Ocean.
  • Reads Autobiographies.
  • Drinks Espresso Martinis.
  • Eats Most types of seafood.
  • Wishes That I could have brought my spaniel with me to the city.
  • Travels Mostly to the Hockey turf and around Central Otago.
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