Landscape is an extraordinary medium, with elements of predictability and others that are entirely dynamic. Landscape is about time, changing and evolving, needing to function now and way into the future. Public landscape has added challenges of politics and bureaucracy, with every line requiring negotiation. This takes a strong vision but also an equally determined mind, supportive client and talented team to get through this complex space. All my projects are collaborative, achieved with great partners and teams.

Megan Wraight, the founding principal of Wraight + Associates Limited, Landscape Architects (WA), is a nationally acclaimed New Zealand landscape architect with over 20 years experience.  Megan has been the lead landscape architect on a wide variety of large scale urban projects throughout New Zealand and has also been involved in numerous public and private sector works including waterfront redevelopments, educational facilities, transport facilities and urban renewal projects. 

Megan has a high profile as a landscape architect and is widely regarded as an expert in her field. She has demonstrated skills in landscape architecture, master planning and the development of high quality design projects. Her experience in public space works and innovative and award winning design, is essential to the success of many of the projects Wraight + Associates have worked on.

Megan is a member of the group of design professionals engaged to develop the Lambton Harbour Master Plan for Wellington Waterfront Limited, she has undertaken this role for the past 15 years. In this capacity Megan has been (and continues to be) a strong advocate for waterfront redevelopment that harnesses natural and cultural narratives to enrich a range of thoughtfully composed spatial experiences.

Megan's influence on and contribution to public space design is widespread, and can be seen all across the country. She has worked on numerous highly acclaimed projects from Auckland to Dunedin and everywhere in between. Some of these include the award winning Waitangi Park, Taranaki Wharf, CentrePort and Lambton Harbour Masterplan in Wellington, the Hood Street Upgrade in Hamilton, Waitomo Caves Visitors Centre, Christchurch Coastal Pathway, and the Wynyard Quarter in Auckland.

The internationally acclaimed Wynyard Quarter; Jellicoe Street, North Wharf + Silo Park on Auckland's Waterfront is an exemplar of innovative urban waterfront renewal. A design collaboration with Melbourne's Taylor Cullity Lethlean, the Wynyard Quarter demonstrates a coherent use of new and old materials and elements, in the creation of public space design. The team transformed an industrial wasteland into a celebrated and vibrant sequence of public spaces.

In addition to the practice of landscape architecture, Megan is an advocate of, and regular contributor to, the education of students in Wellington's Victoria University's Landscape Architecture programme.  Megan is a dedicated practitioner of environmentally sustainable design solutions, and is committed to designing stimulating, memorable and enduring environments.

Megan collaborated as lead landscape architect in 2013 on the high profile Basin Bridge and Memorial Park projects in central Wellington. Due to be completed in 2018 and 2015 respectively, these projects will transform the current roading network around the Basin Reserve and provide a commemorative space for the National War Memorial.

Wraight + Associates took home four of the top awards at the NZILA National awards ceremony for Landscape Architects in April 2017. 

Galleries

2008
The design for Waitangi Park on Wellington's waterfront has received prestigious awards from national and international architecture and landscape design institutions.
The Jellicoe Street & North Wharf project is located at the edge of Auckland city and the Waitemata harbour on contaminated land.
Residential Landscape designs
2006
George Malcolm Supreme Award, NZILA for urban design - Taranaki Wharf, Wellington;Silver Award, NZILA for commercial landscape - Spy Valley Wines
2007
Torsanlorenzo International Prize for Landscape Design and Protection - Waitangi Park;Urban Design Gold Award NZIA - Waitangi Park;Supreme Award NZIA for urban design- Waitangi Park
2008
Silver Award NZILA for residential landscape - Kapiti House;Silver Award NZILA for institutional landscape - Henderson Library;Gold Award NZILA for urban design - Area A CentrePort;Gold Award NZILA for recreational park design - Waitangi Park;Sustainability Award of Excellence NZILA - Waitangi Park;Wellington Civic Trust Award, Best Public Space - Waitangi Park;Wellington Civic Trust Award, Supreme Winner - Waitangi Park
2010
Silver Award NZILA for landscape planning (communication & promotion) - Rotorua Lakefront;
2012
Gold Award NZILA for landscape design (visionary landscape) - Wellington Gateway;Excellance on the Waterfront-For Jellicoe St, North Wharf and Silo Park, Wynyard Quarter, Auckland, TCL + WA
2013
Arts Foundation Laureate Award recipient
2017
Wraight + Associates took home four of the top awards at the NZILA National awards ceremony for Landscape Architects