Canopy have experience designing communities throughout New Zealand, Australia and Europe. Key developments such as Olive Estate in Nelson and Millbrook in Queenstown have allowed an in depth understanding of potential and process. Having a robust understanding of client needs and the project scope while working with a collaborative consultant team and the district council, can achieve high quality, innovative and responsive developments. Cultural, environmental and local community factors are all important components of the design and planning process, we consider these to be the foundations of great community design.
Fresh approaches exploring new ways to create strong communities through excellence in planning and masterplan design.
Canopy have a strong, dedicated landscape planning team who have extensive experience and a proven track record in projects at a Local, District and Regional Scale. Our focus is on logical solutions and quality end results whether working for the Public or Private Sector. Our experience ranges from broad scale landscape character, evaluation and management, to effects based assessments on infrastructure and land use projects in the Urban, Rural and Maritime context. With our combined skills landscape planning and landscape design, we have the capacity to successfully guide your project through Council and Court processes through to project completion.
• Landscape assessments
• Visual assessments.
• Council hearings.
• Public consultation.
• Regional landscape studies.
• Landscape classification & evaluation.
• Peer review.
• Public and private plan changes.
• Environment court expert witness.
• CPTED assessments.
• Landscape policy advice.
DYNAMIC URBAN SPACES THAT RESPOND TO THE COMMUNITY, CREATING AREAS FUNDAMENTAL FOR SUSTAINING GREAT URBAN CENTRES IN TOWNS AND CITIES.
Context and sustainability are fundamental to our design approach. We believe that great design is creative and positive, while also being functional and personal with a strong community focus. Complex urban spaces require strong multidisciplinary approaches to both their planning and design. Canopy considers that a strong collaborative approach is an important way of ensuring the best possible design and build outcome area achieved.
CREATING A HIGH QUALITY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS, PROMOTING PEDESTRIAN AMENITY, SENSE OF PLACE AND A BENCH MARK FOR FUTURE URBAN DESIGN PROJECTS.
Canopy are fully committed to delivering projects to meet agreed programs and budget requirements. We have a proven track record in design and documentation on projects at a variety of scales and budgets.
Over the last 15 years, we have gained extensive local and international experience that enables us to give you the best possible landscape design advice. We are passionate about all project scales—including formal and informal garden design and entertainment areas.
We would love to help you design new outdoor spaces for your home. Tell us how you would like to use your property and we will draw up a concept plan and manage the process through to finished design. We have great relationships in all aspects of residential design from plant nurseries and product manufacturers through to landscape construction firms.
At Canopy we understand commercial landscape architecture needs to be practical with a strong connection between form and function.
Knowing how products perform over time and how people use a commercial space is critical in commercial landscape architecture.
The space between buildings offers real opportunity and can be used for multipurpose. Surfaces such as walls can still offer opportunities for landscape design and provide visual relief.
All Canopy staff are trained in CPTED (Crime Prevention through Environmental Design) and understand how to create safe robust and attractive commercial spaces.
For each project, we assemble a specialist team based on skills required, scale of the job and the client’s timeframes. We enjoy working collaboratively with our clients and other experts as required to ensure best results.
Depending on the scale and nature of the project, our involvement may include broad scale planning and assessment, conceptual design, developed design, detailed documentation, contract administration, and project administration.
With residential design, the process involves a site visit, conceptual plan, client meetings, iterations and a finalised concept plan. For best results, involvement with detailed documentation and project administration is advised.
Contact us to discuss your project and we will prepare an estimate that outlines:
-an indicative cost,
-output (what we think needs to be prepared);