At Chow:Hill, our landscape architects have an intrinsic connection to the natural environment, tangata whenua and how people respond and form social capital. Whether we live inner city or suburbia, interacting with nature and each other is foremost in our minds; understanding how to integrate human society while being sensitive to our indigenous ecosystems are key to sustainable environmental and human wellbeing.
From designing open public spaces to urban streetscapes, we aim to deliver innovative, holistic and cost-effective concepts for current and future stages of every landscape design project, with environmentally sustainable design principles at the core.
We have a passion for enhancing connectivity between indoor and outdoor spaces, while considering all aspects of our manawhenua: our environment, guardianship, conservation, identification, education and preservation for future generations. It is this holistic view of ecology encompassing the concept of cultural sustainability that guides our design process.
Our commitment to implement cultural sustainability acknowledges that the environment, both natural and built, has a significant and long-term impact on future generations and, our experience has found that early stakeholder engagement and briefing processes play a central role in overall project success.
Whether we’re designing a building, shaping an environment or creating a landscape, our design principles focus on the surrounding ecosystem working with a focus on connection, collaboration and creativity to deliver successful project outcomes– now and in the future.