Kate Blackburne

CMLI, MLA (First Class Hons), BAppSci (Design)


Senior Landscape Architect

Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington

Kate is a Chartered Landscape Architect with over 8 years experience in landscape masterplanning, public realm design, mixed-use development and campus design in New Zealand, the U.K. and internationally.

She has particular expertise in major open space design and urban masterplanning, having recently led the design for two major international campus schemes, mixed use, housing, and lifestyle developments across the U.K and Europe.

Kate is a creative designer with a passion for the environment. She possesses a diverse skill set and rich experience across various urban and landscape projects. Her experience includes residential masterplanning, urban and town centre regeneration, as well as streetscape composition, public realm design, roof terraces, and courtyards. With a keen interest in sustainability, Kate is dedicated to fostering environmentally conscious solutions that are highly functioning while also enriching human experiences of urban environments. She is an advocate for community and people focused co-design, recognising its importance for successful and supported projects.

Kate recently returned to Wellington from the U.K., bringing her expertise and specialist knowledge in strategic design and sustainability into our practice's landscape team. Her research-based and environmentally sensitive approach resonates closely with the practice ethos around creating environmentally responsible and people-focused places.

Qualifications and affiliations

  • Chartered Member of the Landscape Institute, United Kingdom, 2021
  • Master of Landscape Architecture, Lincoln University, 2014
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Design for Technology), University of Otago, 2011


  • Landscape