Claire O'Shaughnessy

Landscape Architect - Associate

Landscape Architecture, Auckland

Qualifications & Affiliations

  • MLA (Unitec)
  • BArch (Hons) (University of Auckland)
  • BAS (University of Auckland)
  • Auckland Permaculture Certificate
 O'Shaughnessy

Claire’s core experience as a landscape architect centres on high profile, large scale public projects which integrate streetscapes, plazas, parks and podium decks, with architectural developments.

Claire has worked in architecture and landscape architecture in both New Zealand and the UK. Her background in architecture and current role as a landscape architect has provided a platform to contribute well-resolved detail to her projects and a practiced understanding of the role of landscape and architecture in the urban environment. Her contributions to the creative and technical design of these projects has proven invaluable to the success of many integrated Jasmax projects. Working in these multidisciplinary teams has meant she has had the rare ability as a landscape architect to see many projects at Jasmax through from inception to completion.

Claire’s approach to her work is theoretical, experimental and social at heart giving her projects a distinctive richness. Her graphic abilities are strong, giving her the ability to communicate effectively through visual content. Key project examples include the award-winning VXV Plaza associated to Fonterra’s global headquarters in Auckland’s Wynyard Quarter, City Rail Link public realm reference designs for Aotea Station and Victoria St Linear Park, and the Gilbert Islands Coastwatcher’s Memorial and plaza associated to NZ Post’s headquarters in Wellington.

Claire is extremely passionate about making places for people, and draws together specialist teams in order to deliver high quality, socially responsible urban landscapes.

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