Over the last 30 years, Mark Read has been principal designer for more than 58 award winning entries in New Zealand’s national LNZ awards. At the 2018 Landscaping New Zealand Awards he picked up five design awards, including Gold for Residential design, and a Gold Pin at the 2018 DINZ awards
As one of New Zealand’s top and most prolific residential landscape designers Mark is especially talented in producing innovative, creative design solutions with a strong environmental focus and a superb attention to detail.
His experience extends across a wide range of landscape design projects including residential, commercial, public open space, resorts, water features, streetscape, educational landscapes, retirement villages and subdivision developments. Examples of his work can be found in a number of international design publications.
Mark entered the Landscape industry in 1988, spending 30 years as a key member of NH before forming WR with Shane Wiles. He grew up on orchards, with a strong interest in botany and art and these themes continue to influence the landscapes he designs.