Paul Smith
Staff Paul
Landscape Architect BLA (Hons), NZILA Registered
Paul joined RMM in 2019 after becoming a Registered member of the New Zealand Institute of Landscape Architects. He has over nine years experience specialising as a landscape planner, with most of his experience being based in the Queenstown Lakes District, but more recently throughout most of New Zealand. Paul enjoys being brought into projects early on and working with Architects, Planners and Surveyors to create great design outcomes that seamlessly fit within their surrounds.

As a Landscape Planner, Paul has prepared landscape assessments for an array of projects including plan changes, the identification of ONL lines, small and large scale subdivisions, commercial developments, quarry extensions, water and wastewater infrastructure, cycleways, boardwalks and roading projects. Subsequently, Paul has presented expert evidence at council hearings and the Environment Court as he has worked through the lifecycle on a number of these projects.

Outside of work, Paul is busy being a new father, and when he can, road cycling, mountain biking and running in Christchurch and around the Port Hills.
  • Loves Working with clients to make their dreams a reality and being privileged to see some of the most amazing parts of our country
  • Moves Like the wind by bike and on foot
  • Place The tracks and trails on the Port Hills, Hagley Park and the wider Canterbury Region
  • Supports Healthy living and being active every day
  • Drinks Coffee and Craft Beers
  • Eats With family and friends, but always keen on a delicious burger
  • Listens to More country than he ever thought possible
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