Matthew Bradbury / Grace Warne

Matthew Bradbury, Fulbright Senior Scholar 2003-4, Masters of Landscape Architecture (RMIT), Bachelor of Architecture (Hons) (UoA), Diploma of Horticulture (MU), Affiliate NZILA. Matthew Bradbury is a Senior Lecturer in the Landscape Architecture programme at the Department of Landscape Architecture, UNITEC, New Zealand. Matthew has carried out important research into a new urban design model through the development of a methodology, which combines both landscape analysis and city design ( The most recent research has been on the application of this model to the design of the new waterfront. Matthew has given papers and presentations of this work at many universities and international conferences, including the Harvard GSD.  Matthew is chair of the Department Research committee, member of the Faculty Research committee, and member of the Faculty Environmentally Sustainable Strategy committee. Matthew is a member of the Faculty Masters by Design programme and is supervising a number of master’s projects

Matthew Bradbury is a principal in Bradbury McKegg Landscape Architecture ( The practice specialises in the integration of landscape, infrastructure and urban development. Matthew has over twenty years of experience on a wide range of projects, domestic, commercial and civic in New Zealand, PR China, and the EU. Ventures include working with Peter Walker and Partners on several important urban master plan developments in New Zealand. Recent projects have included the design and construction of a new cycleway from Rosedale Park to Goldfinch reserve, and a new park, the Hooten Reserve between Oteha Valley Road and Lucas Creek. Both projects explore the different ways in which public space can be developed in suburbia.

Matthews expertise as a landscape architect and urban designer has been recognized with a number of invitations and appointments including, serving on Auckland’s Urban Design Panel, membership of the Aotea Square redevelopment Mayoral task force, judging the New Zealand Memorial Park competition, and appeared as an expert urban/landscape design witness at the Environment Court. Matthew was recently invited to help contribute to the writing of the Auckland Plan.


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