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Services We Offer

Landscape Architecture
Resource Consent
Landscape Master Planning
Assessment of Landscape and Visual Effects
Visual Simulations
Construction Documentation
Contract Supervision

Services We Offer

Landscape Design
Resource Consent
Landscape Master Planning
Assessment of Landscape and Visual Effects
Visual Simulations
Construction Documentation
Urban design

Landscape Architecture

This is our absolute passion

Landscape architectural design is the core service provided by Greenwood Associates. We are passionate and experienced designers first and foremost. We have the expertise and capacity to complete the design, documentation and supervise the delivery of any project regardless of size or complexity.

Because every job is different, the first step of every project for us is establishing a clear understanding of the needs of our client, which allows us to correctly tailor our product to the unique requirements of each individual project. Whether they need a concept plan or a complete set of working drawings, we have the professional expertise and HR capacity.

Resource Consent

We know the RC process backwards.

We are experts in providing landscape plans and assessment reports for resource consent. We understand exactly how to work with local councils and pride ourselves on gaining resource consents for our clients with minimal further information requests. We understand the intricacies of the RMA and local council requirements across the country and produce documentation tailored to each individual project. Our aim is to achieve approval from council and governing bodies while maintaining the vision of our clients.

Our list of clients requiring RC services includes well-respected town planners, developers and architects throughout New Zealand. We are also well versed in producing an assessment of environmental effects (AEE), landscape visual assessments (LVA) photographic simulations (SIMS) and other assessment reports as required.

Resource Consent

We know the RC process backwards.

We are experts in providing landscape plans and assessment reports for resource consent. We understand exactly how to work with local councils and pride ourselves on gaining resource consents for our clients with minimal further information requests. We understand the intricacies of the RMA and local council requirements across the country and produce documentation tailored to each individual project. Our aim is to achieve approval from council and governing bodies while maintaining the vision of our clients.

Our list of clients requiring RC services includes well-respected town planners, developers and architects throughout New Zealand. We are also well versed in producing an assessment of environmental effects (AEE), landscape visual assessments (LVA) photographic simulations (SIMS) and other assessment reports as required.

Landscape Master Planning

We excel in turning our clients vision to reality.

We create innovative and well thought out visions for a community, landscape, resource, place or site of any scale or complexity. We produce high-level strategic design, project-wide principles for landscaping in the public and private realms, planting and hardscape design and planning both short and long-term strategies for implementation. We love to think big and offer up unique ideas and solutions in our landscape masterplanning projects. Having urban designers on the team allows us to influence development outcomes in a way that promotes community integration. .

Our creative process is driven by investigation, we develop and explore the outcomes of our research and eventually hone the best ideas down into a viable and unique outcome. This process, coupled with our experience in the industry means we always think practically and are great at picking up problems before they arise. When you involve us in the master planning phase of a project, you can guarantee the exciting innovative ideas and design we bring to the table will be firmly rooted in budget and construction reality.

Assessment of Landscape and Visual Effects

This is one of our sharpest weapons.

Our leading academics have built a solid track record of successful LVA assessment. We have a dedicated team of experts in this highly specialised area who are results based in favour of achieving successful applications our clients. Our exemplary reputation is represented in the new buildings and development projects that now exist due to our assessment techniques and trust developed through considered liaison with council assessment officers. We are well known for assessment that have integrity and logical conclusions derived through sound methodology in assessment criteria. Where necessary, our designers can suggest changes to the built form facades or colours that can be the deciding factor that council needs to approve an application.

Greenwood Associates have built extensive experience in this field and use exact data based methodology that will be accepted in court hearings. Each LVA report requires a unique strategy to ensure the proposed development is viewed in the correct format which is easily comprehended yet has the desired complexity of grammar to be a legal document under the policies of the district plans throughout New Zealand. Our past work on assessments of landscape effects and visual effects are highly regarded by town planners, developers, government departments and most importantly local councils throughout the country.

Our range of built items and landscape modification assessments has been wide and varied from temporary construction cranes, Maunga volanic earthworks intrusion, hospital extensions, digital signage and to large scale development projects.

We continue to improve our abilities through research and achieve great results for our clients as leaders this field.

Assessment of Landscape and Visual Effects

This is one of our sharpest weapons.

Our leading academics have built a solid track record of successful LVA assessment. We have a dedicated team of experts in this highly specialised area who are results based in favour of achieving successful applications our clients. Our exemplary reputation is represented in the new buildings and development projects that now exist due to our assessment techniques and trust developed through considered liaison with council assessment officers. We are well known for assessment that have integrity and logical conclusions derived through sound methodology in assessment criteria. Where necessary, our designers can suggest changes to the built form facades or colours that can be the deciding factor that council needs to approve an application.

Greenwood Associates have built extensive experience in this field and use exact data based methodology that will be accepted in court hearings. Each LVA report requires a unique strategy to ensure the proposed development is viewed in the correct format which is easily comprehended yet has the desired complexity of grammar to be a legal document under the policies of the district plans throughout New Zealand. Our past work on assessments of landscape effects and visual effects are highly regarded by town planners, developers, government departments and most importantly local councils throughout the country.

Our range of built items and landscape modification assessments has been wide and varied from temporary construction cranes, Maunga volanic earthworks intrusion, hospital extensions, digital signage and to large scale development projects.

We continue to improve our abilities through research and achieve great results for our clients as leaders this field.

Visual Simulations

Our pictures speak a thousand words.

Whether simulations are used to explain a project at council or used as evidence in a court hearing there is no margin for error. Total accuracy is both expected and always achieved.

The purpose of a visual simulation is to accurately portray a proposed change or modification to a landscape in a realistic manner and context. At Greenwood Associates, we produce high-quality images and photomontages from key viewpoints relating to a project using specific software, techniques, and NZILA (New Zealand Institute of Landscape Architects) guidelines. We can generate images that exactly represent existing views of a site prior to development, simulated views of a proposed development and views of the eventual outcome of a development depicting built forms, plant growth and other progress over certain timeframes. Through correct methodology our final simulations can be used in an environment court hearing is perfectly accurate and will withstand the scrutiny of assessment authorities.

Visual simulations can provide a range of functions for our clients from aiding resource consent applications to improved design development and a better understanding of a proposal. Our product has proven to be very useful in assisting assessment and decision-making processes for council to understand a development, allowing better informed and more transparent judgments on appearance and effects. The tools and techniques we use to generate visual simulations are constantly evolving as technology and requirements advance. We commonly use high quality digital and drone photography, satellite texture mapping and 3D modelling software.

Construction Documentation

We’ve been designing and constructing for over 30 years.

We are passionate about clever and beautiful design detailing and consider the technical and cost implications of any design decisions right from the concept design phase. When you choose us you will always receive unique design solutions that are on budget with correct functionality and able to be easily constructed..

The team at Greenwood Associates has an extensive background in landscape construction and landscape construction documentation. From complex commercial building projects to high spec residential homes we have the skills and experience to ensure your project gains all the necessary construction consents with your local council whilst making sure it looks and functions to our high and proven standards.

Construction Documentation

We’ve been designing and constructing for over 30 years.

We are passionate about clever and beautiful design detailing and consider the technical and cost implications of any design decisions right from the concept design phase. When you choose us you will always receive unique design solutions that are on budget with correct functionality and able to be easily constructed..

The team at Greenwood Associates has an extensive background in landscape construction and landscape construction documentation. From complex commercial building projects to high spec residential homes we have the skills and experience to ensure your project gains all the necessary construction consents with your local council whilst making sure it looks and functions to our high and proven standards.

Contract Supervision

Our reputation is on the line with every project.

At Greenwood Associates, we take great pride in what we design and it is important to us that every project we are involved with is implemented true to the vision so the landscape can look and function to its full potential. We always ensure contractors and suppliers implement projects accurately, according to our approved plans, specifications and any relevant consent conditions from the council. Our contract supervisor team all have a degree in landscape architecture with experience in contract supervision. We assist the client to vet tender applications and achieve budgets while maintaining a high standard of quality.

We have been involved with the landscape industry for over 30 years and have built a great network of suppliers and contractors that we know and trust. We love to help our clients find the right collaborators to realize their vision to its true potential.

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