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Louise Beaumont
Region:
Hawkes Bay
About Me:

I am a heritage landscape architect with an honours degree in Landscape Architecture (Unitec) and additional training in landscape preservation (Historic Landscape Institute, Virginia).

As a self-employed consultant my work involves the identification, assessment and protection of cultural heritage landscapes through historic overviews, thematic studies and landscape conservation plans.

I live in Hawkes Bay but work throughout New Zealand for councils, government bodies, private individuals and other heritage professionals.

 

Specialities:
New Zealand heritage landscapes, landscape history
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Recent Contracted Projects

2010. McDougall Art Gallery Conservation Plan. Commissioned by Christchurch City Council. A multidisciplinary project with Dave Pearson Architects Ltd and Dr John Wilson, Historian.


2010. Christchurch Garden and Heritage Parks: Historical Investigation and Assessment of seventeen Christchurch Parks. Commissioned by Christchurch City Council.


2010. Vogel House, Lower Hutt: Landscape Conservation Plan. Commissioned by Ministerial Services, Wellington.


2009-2010. Rotorua Government Gardens: Historic Landscape Report. Commissioned by New Zealand Historic Places Trust, Lower Northern Area Office.


2009-2010. Kerikeri Mission Station: Landscape Conservation Plan. Commissioned by New Zealand Historic Places Trust, Heritage Destinations North. A project with John P. Adam, Auckland.


2009. Premier House, Wellington: Landscape Conservation Plan. Commissioned by Ministerial Services, Wellington.


2008-2009. Government House, Wellington: Landscape Conservation Plan. Commissioned by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.


2008-2009. Akaroa Historic Overview. Commissioned by Christchurch City Council. A joint project with Dr John Wilson, Historian.


2008-2009. Barbadoes Street Cemeteries: Conservation Plan. Commissioned by Christchurch City Council. A multidisciplinary project with Ian Bowman, Conservator and Architect, Dr John Wilson, Historian and Katherine Watson, Archaeologist.


 

Publications

‘Living at Ratanui. Man of Property’, The Amazing World of James Hector, edited by Simon Nathan and Mary Varnham, (2008) AWA Science.

'Grave matters: Reassessing the importance of Victorian-era cemeteries in the fabric of urban life', Landscape New Zealand. February 2005.

'The changing face of the New Zealand school garden', Landscape New Zealand. September 2002.

'Otuataua Stonefields: articulating Tāmaki Makaurau’s material past', Landscape New Zealand. July 2001.

'Gardens of the 1920s and 1930s', A History of the Garden in New Zealand, edited by Matthew Bradbury (1995) Viking.

 

 

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PHANZA Joining Date:
2005
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