Urban Design / Landscape Architecture

Robin Simpson

Robin is a qualified urban designer and awarded landscape architect, with a 25-year history of practice on large-scale internationally significant sites across New Zealand and in Sydney, Australia. Robin aims to maximise the potential in all projects to contribute to liveable and resilient urban environments that are accessible and flourish economically and culturally.

Having participated as both client and design professional, Robin is ideally placed to foster good urban environments through the Christchurch Urban Design Review Panel process. She sits on the Wellington Waterfront TAG, providing design review for Wellington City Council, and on the Nelson and Tasman local-government panels. This is supported by her wide experience in transport infrastructure projects, cycling and pedestrian networks, masterplanning of complex sites, landscape and urban design in public and private sectors, site feasibility, integrated water management and streetscape design. She has held academic positions in Australia, at University of New South Wales, in New Zealand, at Lincoln University, Christchurch, and directed the Landscape Architecture Program at Victoria University, in Wellington.

Robin’s specialty is in multidisciplinary projects, where she fosters a collaborative approach amongst disciplines, supported by strong communication and liaison skills. Her management capability and liaison skills were showcased on Sydney’s high profile and complex Olympic Park Public Domain project.