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Richard Reid

Richard Reid graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Auckland in 1988.
From 1990-93 he worked with Neville Gruzman, the eminent Sydney architect, landscape architect
and urban designer. This experience was instrumental in Richard developing the art of creating
space, the sensitivity necessary for the design of landscape and the value of city living and building.
In 1992 Richard co-curated a retrospective of Neville’s work and assisted in editing a book of his

From 1995-96 Richard worked in London with Colin St. John Wilson on the British Library, one of the
most important and largest public buildings built in Britain in the 20th century. Richard designed the
urban space for the final stage of the project. During this time he also travelled extensively through

Since returning to New Zealand in 1997, Richard has completed a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, 
mainly to understand the natural and social environments of Aotearoa. He established his own practice 
in 2001. Richard has taught part-time at the School of Architecture and Planning, University of Auckland 
since 2003. He has actively contributed to community and environmental groups, in particular the 
Auckland Volcanic Cones Society (2003-07) and Ngataringa Bay Society (2007-2011).

Professional Membership                                                                                                    

2012 – present         Registered landscape architect No. 383, New Zealand
1999 – present         New Zealand Institute of Landscape Architects
1997 – present         New Zealand Institute of Architects
1997 – present         Registered architect No. 2685, New Zealand
1993                         Registered architect, NSW Australia

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