"I like working on projects which make a tangible difference to people and communities by improving the spaces they inhabit through social and environmental enrichment."
Bernie has over 13 years landscape architectural experience and has worked in some of New Zealand’s leading design practices.
During this time Bernie has gained experience in cycleway projects, park and playground design, urban streetscape upgrades, masterplanning, feasibility studies, stream regeneration projects and ecological restoration planting.
Bernie has a background in permaculture and an interest in ecological restoration and enhancement projects. Bernie enjoys using and testing new and emerging technologies that may enhance his work and is always eager to explore the possibilities that they can bring to the field of design. This approach allows him to stay current with the industry and to develop his skills and knowledge, ultimately resulting in the creation of more innovative and effective designs.
After completing a Bachelor of Pharmacy and working as a pharmacist in New Zealand, the United Kingdom and Ireland, Bernie had a brief sojourn as an English teacher in Japan before returning to New Zealand where he completed the Bachelor of Landscape Architecture at Unitec in Auckland. The change in career to landscape architecture was driven by a desire to positively impact social and environmental outcomes in New Zealand, with landscape architecture well-placed as a vehicle to achieve these goals.