Our Team.

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Garth Falconer

Garth Falconer

Director

Director of Reset Urban Design, Garth Falconer is one of New Zealand’s foremost designers with…

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Garth Falconer

Director

Director of Reset Urban Design, Garth Falconer is one of New Zealand’s foremost designers with over 30 years of Landscape Architecture and Urban Design experience. Former founding Director of the Isthmus Group (est 1988), Garth formed Reset Urban Design in 2008 as a specialist urban design and landscape architecture practise to concentrate on the design and delivery of strategic projects.

Garth is foremost a designer and he leads from the front. Individually he has a great sense of understanding of places and vision of what it could be, combined with an allround ability to initiative conceptual designs, develop and detail designs. For him overseeing the construction of a design into a functioning and uplifting place is one of the most satisfying dimensions to a role which he believes has a critical responsibility in improving the quality and sustainability of life for our people and the wider ecology.

Garth has over 30 years of leading experience in a wide range of design work. He has led multi disciplinary teams that have taken innovative conceptual designs through to successful implementation. These projects range from regional, town and city centre projects, public open space networks through large-scale infrastructure works and commercial developments. Garth’s work combines a strong social and environmental concern with a developed theoretical understanding. A leader of teams he has the ability to motivate and coordinate others with a broad range of understanding and visionary skills.

Garth graduated in Landscape Architecture from Lincoln University, completed a Masters in Urban Design from Oxford Brookes (UK) and is a fellow of the NZILA.

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James Paxton

James Paxton

Associate | Registered Landscape Architect

James is a NZILA Registered Landscape Architect over 12 years experience working on a range…

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James Paxton

Associate | Registered Landscape Architect

James is a NZILA Registered Landscape Architect over 12 years experience working on a range of projects across New Zealand and Australia. He has worked on a range of projects including town centre developments, parks and reserve sites, commercial designs, school redevelopments, stadium designs, large scale subdivision developments and walkway/cycleways. James is experienced in a range of urban projects and has been an integral member of numerous multi-disciplinary teams that have taken innovative conceptual designs through to successful implementation.

James has proven expertise in leading projects from conception to completion, working within large teams and has excellent design and technical delivery skills. He is experienced in the design, development and documentation of high profile landscape and urban design projects, has a high level of experience in Quality Assurance, preparing project quality assurance plans and running risk registers. He is also experienced in the management of NZS:3910 contracts and the design management of large-scale complex projects over time, including ongoing liaison with Clients, other disciplines, and contractors.

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Renee Hearn

Renee Hearn

Senior Landscape Architect

Renee is a NZILA Registered senior landscape architect with 10 years of professional experience. Renee…

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Renee Hearn

Senior Landscape Architect

Renee is a NZILA Registered senior landscape architect with 10 years of professional experience. Renee adopts a fresh, positive approach towards her work and aims to maximise site potential to create the very best in landscape design. She has a portfolio of exciting projects ranging from civic spaces in Auckland, to what is envisaged to be one of the world’s top 5 resorts in Fiji.

Renee’s main experience includes initial site master planning and concept design through to contract documentation for a wide range of project types, scopes and budgets. She has been involved in a large number of urban landscape projects including transportation infrastructure, plazas, hotels, schools and residential developments for both the public and private sectors.

Working as a Senior Landscape Architect in London and NZ, she worked as a project landscape architect producing comprehensive design and construction packages for projects throughout the NZ, UK, Middle East and Europe.

For a number of the projects she has delivered in recent years she was the sole landscape architect and worked in a team of Architects and/or interior designers. Renee was responsible for client liaison, design, documentation and delivery. All of the projects she has worked on have been complex and have required close co-ordination and collaboration with other consultants.

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Erin Fitzpatrick

Erin Fitzpatrick

Landscape Architect

Erin is a landscape architect with five years professional experience. She has been involved with…

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Erin Fitzpatrick

Landscape Architect

Erin is a landscape architect with five years professional experience. She has been involved with a variety of projects around New Zealand since joining Reset in 2014, including urban streetscape design, pocket parks, play spaces, cycle and walkways and residential subdivisions. Erin is a motivated and dedicated landscape architect with excellent attention to detail. She is confident working in multi-disciplinary teams and coordinating with external consultants. She has strong and well-developed skills in computer aided design, plan production, presentation graphics and visualisations, concept, detailed design and the preparation of tender and construction documentation. Erin likes to challenge design ideas and thinking to generate robust and innovative design processes throughout her projects.

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Janet Zhang

Janet Zhang

Urban Designer

Janet is an urban designer at Reset Urban Design. She brings an extensive background in…

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Janet Zhang

Urban Designer

Janet is an urban designer at Reset Urban Design. She brings an extensive background in strategic frameworks, spatial design, land use and regulatory planning.Janet graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering from the South China University of Technology before completing a Masters of Urban Planning at SCUT and then completing a Masters of Urban Design at the University of Auckland.

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Linda Falconer

Linda Falconer

Plantswoman / Project Supervisor

Linda comes from a horticultural background, developing a Landscape construction company, and tree nursery, along…

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Linda Falconer

Plantswoman / Project Supervisor

Linda comes from a horticultural background, developing a Landscape construction company, and tree nursery, along the way. She has also served as President of the Landscape Industries New Zealand. Linda’s expertise is in her knowledge of plant material, it’s requirement to survive it’s allocated environment, in order to add value to the designed project in hand. Linda’s focus is on planting design and site supervision of a wide range of designs, to ensure the integrity of the design is not lost through the construction process.