Recent Projects

A small selection of our recent projects.

About Us

We offer a personal design service by understanding the client's objectives and outcomes, then apply our considerable expertise to deliver visionary and creative design solutions. We take a fresh new perspective on how to bring your development to life. Delivering beyond the obvious to create spaces that are unique and special to you.
Drawing on Mike Rogan’s experience in both Landscape Architecture within the public and private sectors, the Landscape Architectural practice of SOLA is about exploring and developing the integration of spatial design, landscape and architecture in innovative ways.
SOLA offers specialised services in both private and public sectors. Our aim is to achieve solutions that best fit your aspirations. SOLA achieves this by being involved in the development process at an early stage, finding solutions, and building relationships with the relevant local authority, whilst working with experienced professional consultants.

SOLA is proud to be a signatory to the New Zealand Urban Design Protocol.

Providing experience and proven ability in:
Resource Consents
Subdivision Design
Terraced Housing Medium Density Landcape Architecture
Apartment Living Communal Design
Streetscape and Public Realm Design
Childcare Centres, Schools and Institutional Facilities
Business and Industrial Parks
Planting and Concept Plans
Landscape and Mitigation Plans
Landscape Master Planning
Retirement Villages and Resorts
Developed Design, Technical Drawings and Technical Specifications
Maintenance Plans
Visual and Landscape Assessments
Landscape Guidelines and Principles
Peer Review

Landscape Services For Architects and Developers:
SOLA specialises in Detailed Landscape Design Concepts as part of the resource consent process. We liaise with local body authorities for hassle-free consent solutions.

Landscape Consultation:
SOLA produces both concept and detailed plans for your residential or commercial project. Once these are approved and a landscape specification has been written, we will organize competent, independent contractors to quote on and implement the work. We provide advice and solutions dealing with local authorities. Using the services of SOLA can save you both time and money in the design and consenting process. Our aim is to achieve a resource consent solution that bests fits your aspirations.

SOLA景观建筑设计拥有广泛的相关技能和丰富的从业经验,可为您提供多方面的景观设计服务。我们的作品和景观评估报告都曾获得专业奖项,除此之外,我们在景观设计,场地规划,综合方案,项目管理和专业景观鉴定方面也拥有丰富的经验。我们相信,成功的规划设计离不开对客户需求与期望的充分理解,更需要我们充分考虑每一个项目不同的地理,景观,历史及文化价值。 公司拥有丰富的技能和经验,这将体现在我们为您提供的全面综合的设计方案中。我们可为不同规模的项目提供从初始设计到项目施工设计的全面服务。SOLA作为拥有综合技能的景观设计公司,与新西兰境内的当地社区,毛利部落,城区政府和区域政府,个人及团体组织均拥有大量合作经验。
我们的团队能为您带来专业的,独具创造力的设计服务,并可为您量身定制个性化服务。 我们同时拥有专业的中文服务,可随时为您提供专业的景观建议,欢迎致电。

The team at SOLA, Auckland.

Director - Senior Landscape Architect
Mike Rogan

Mike Rogan

BLA | DipBusM
Mike Rogan (Director) has amassed a huge amount of experience managing a wide range of landscape projects including subdivision, commercial, parks, residential and town centre developments, also aged care developments. He has been involved in large scale transport projects throughout New Zealand and internationally. Mike has extensive experience as an expert witness in hearings and achieves excellent results for the client. Mike often works collaboratively as part of a multi-diciplinary team to deliver built work.

Landscape Architect
Nick Regal

Nick Regal

BLA | BDes
Nick Regal has a strong interest in optimising relationships with other consultants as part of a multi-disciplinary team and delivering built work. Nick is currently responsible for delivery of landscape and urban design outcomes for Hobsonville Point, Auckland. This includes new reserves, ecological restorations work and planting, extensive cycleway networks and esplanade reserves. Nick has a strong interest in achieving wider environmental, social and economic outcomes through the design process.

Graphic Designer
Chrystal James

Chrystal James

DipIDD | CerTT
Chrystal is a partner in SOLA Landscape Architects Limited and is responsible for design, documentation, quality assurance and visual outputs of projects. With demonstrated skills and effective management of multi-faceted clients and complex projects, she manages these technical developments effectively to achieve good design outcomes. She has experience in visual design aspects for apartments, terraced and group housing developments throughout New Zealand, producing successful outcomes for clients.

Landscape Architect
Lisa Sang

Lisa Sang

Lisa has joined our studio in 2016 as a Landscape Architect from China and has experience and local study of residential, public open spaces and landscape architecture. She has interest in Auckland’s cultural diversity and provided a vision of landscape to celebrate this value, to build strong, vibrant and healthy communities. She is currently working for a range of clients including government agencies, private developers, infrastructure, trusts and private sector clients. She has amassed experience managing a range of landscape and urban design projects including urban parks, reserves commercial and residential developments.

Landscape Architect
Tim Richardson

Tim Richardson

Tim Richardson has been a key designer in a wide range of projects including residential, commercial, sub-division, master planning and community design. Tim's particular strengths lie in client liaison, strong design and working collaboratively within multi-disciplinary design teams to ensure integrated outcomes within the urban and rural landscape. Tim's passion for Landscape Architecture drives him to deliver higher quality, more liveable cities and urban spaces.

Landscape Architect
Micahel Sun

Michael Sun

Michael has been working as a Landscape Architect with SOLA since May 2018 as a consultant and brings extensive Landscape Design knowledge to the team including masterplanning, terraced housing, apartment courtyard design and rural landscape design.

The Process

Site Analysis and Feasibility
The first task on any project is generally an inspection and investigation on the site and it's quality and conditions, covering numerous aspects that may include soils and micro-climate, aspect and wider physical context, character and history. This analysis, tailored to the scale of project, can form the basis of more formalised reports and studies or simply inform the development of a design.
We are able to produce feasibility studies to assess the viability of a project against the constraints of a site. We have experience of preparing all manner of stand-a-lone landscape submissions and specialist inputs for planning, including for example design and access statements when submitting public realm schemes to Council Planning Committees.

Landscape Design
Our design team are qualified Landscape Architects and across the SOLA team we have experience working on a broad variety of different landscapes in geographic regions around the world. We are proficient at designing in all scales from intimate domestic landscapes to large estates in rural areas, from small public realm spaces to broad parks both throughout the New Zealand and abroad. We also enjoy collaborating with other design professionals such as planners, architects, engineers, developers and artists to create new and exciting private and public spaces.

Planting Design
We are creative and experienced planting (softscape) designers with in depth knowledge of native and ornamental species found in New Zealand. We have experience of designing effective planting schemes for many different soil types and micro-climates from exposed, containerized roof gardens to formal mixed borders, bog gardens, wetlands and exotic sub-tropical gardens. We understand the need for a different character of planting to compliment different spaces, architecture, and built settings, and to reinforce a distinct sense of place. When designing a planting scheme SOLA ensures it is well structured and effective in the physical ‘three-dimensions’ with plant groupings having height and shape to compliment each other. We also consider the ‘fourth-dimension’ of time. Plants are chosen to reflect the changing seasons and perform well perennially in future. We can advise on appropriate landscape maintenance programmes to aid planting establishments, and maximise future performance and durability.

Landscape Construction & Implementation
We are able to provide all the necessary landscape plans, details and documents for the procurement of an appropriate supplier and/or contractor through schedules that encourage accurate and competitive pricing. Whether that procurement is formalised with a full tender process or tailored on smaller projects to short listing and negotiation, we assist clients with the process of putting a project out for pricing with several competing contractors, then compare and analyse the submissions to recommend an appropriate bid. We can assist setting up contracts between the client and their chosen contractor and offer design guidance, inputs and site inspections of the landscape works at regular intervals on the clients’ behalf during the construction period. We also offer a full project administration service if required.

Key Partners & Clients

Crown Asia Pacific | Plutus | Masfen Group | Woodview Construction

Public Sector
Auckland Council | WaterCare | Auckland Transport | NZTA | Housing NZ

Bunnings Ltd | Eastridge | Northbridge Group

Location Group | Myland Partners | Tawera Group | NZ Dixon Group

Bossley Architects | Phillips Associates | Herbst Architects | Leuschke Group | Wingate Farquhar | young + richards | BSW | Walkers | Matz

Contact Us

We’re currently accepting new client projects.
We look forward to working with you on your next development.

Contact us today for landscape architectural services throughout New Zealand.

Auckland | Christchurch | Wellington | Dunedin | Otago | Northland | Bay of Plenty

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Contact Details

  • (09) 444 0202
  • SOLA Landscape Architecture
    84A Hurstmere Road
    Takapuna, Auckland, 0622

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