Urban Design / Architecture
Heather is an experienced advocate of multidisciplinary collaboration, and values the outcomes achieved when architects, planners, urban designers, landscape architects, clients and stakeholders work together from a project’s inception.
Working on large-scale residential and mixed-use projects in the UK and NZ developed Heather’s taste for urban regeneration and the ability of thoughtful design to transform the experiences of communities. She enjoys the challenge and breadth of view required in masterplanning and large mixed-use projects, as well as the finer-details approach called for when designing an individual building.
Heather brings with her an understanding and belief in placemaking and secure-by-design principles, as well as a clear understanding of economic drivers. She has led design on a host of projects in the region, from medium-density residential developments and masterplans for developments of up to 1,700 homes, through to specialised veterinary hospitals.
Heather studied architecture and urban design at Oxford Brookes University and is a registered architect and a project architect at Context Architects. She believes peer review is a great tool to raise the bar for new development that will continue shaping Christchurch and its emerging character following the Canterbury earthquakes.