Jason O’Toole & Mark Read
Natural Habitats Landscapes
Jason has a passion for people, design and how design is translated to the build stage, making him a valuable member of the design team at Natural Habitats. Jason has over 8 years of experience in the landscape design-build industry. Working in the construction side of landscape while completing his degree gave him a great understanding of how elements come together on site.
After completing his studies in Auckland, Jason spent 5 years in Australia involved with various landscape design and build projects, winning a few awards on the way. He has now returned to New Zealand with the practical experience and design knowledge to fit perfectly into the design and build philosophy at Natural Habitats.
Jason received a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from Unitec in Auckland in 2010.
Mark joined Natural Habitats in 1988, after completing a Horticultural Science degree, and 2 years of production management. He grew up on orchards, with a strong interest in botany and art.
Mark has worked on a wide range of landscape projects including residential, commercial, public open space, resort, streetscape and subdivision developments. He is especially talented in producing innovative, creative design solutions with a strong environmental focus, attention to detail and a flair for designing water features and roof gardens. Combined with this he has considerable experience in horticultural production, project management and budget control.
In the past 22 years, Mark has been the designer of more than 50 award winning entries in New Zealand’s national LIANZ awards, with significantly, 5 major awards.
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