Kess Aleksandrova
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Senior Landscape Architect MLA Ōtautahi Christchurch
After several years working for a large surveying consultancy and heading the landscape architecture team in a multi-disciplinary architectural start-up, Kess is coming back to RMM as a senior landscape architect. Kess gained her NZILA registration in 2019 and has had a broad range of experience across many facets of the Landscape Architecture profession. Kess is passionate about good design and enjoys collaborating with different disciplines to achieve common goals. Kess has experience in various scales of public space design, high-end mixed use developments, infill development, retirement villages, landscape assessment, master planning, contract administration and project coordination.

Kess has completed a masters by thesis in 2015 and has had her research on suburban street retrofits published in an academic journal. She is passionate about education and is teaching into the final year of Lincoln University’s Landscape Architecture programme.

Outside of work, Kess loves the cottage core life. She enjoys painting, sewing and horse riding, as well as being outdoors and getting stuck into her garden. Kess moved to New Zealand from Moscow with her family in 2001, and has lived in Christchurch ever since. She is bi-lingual and enjoyed a few years of a classical art education in her early years in Russia. Kess lives in Halswell with her Fiancé and 2 cats.
  • Loves Adventures with friends and family.
  • Likes Creating order from chaos.
  • Place Love Maruia Springs for a lush retreat.
  • Values People with a sense of humour.
  • Listens Hozier, Koda, Citizen Cope, Chet Faker, Bones of JR jones, Rufus Du Sol.
  • Reads Loves a trash novel.
  • Drinks Oat Matcha Latte.
  • Eats Loves a snack. Omnivorous.
  • Travels To Europe to see family.
  • Enjoys Hikes, running and yoga.
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