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Philip Smith

Philip is an Auckland-based landscape designer with a particular interest in design that engages with the context of the places in which he works. The pieces that go into forming this context are sometimes seemingly paradoxical; such as the distinct layers of native ecology and human culture. One of the major strands within Philip’s design work is advocacy for New Zealand’s threatened plant species (often through the unconventional path of sensitive integration with certain flowering exotics), although he is equally fascinated with the human imprint within New Zealand – particularly the forms and objects that arise from everyday life.

He lives in West Auckland with his wife and family.

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