History

Rebecca Wilson has been operating the Wellington Earthwork office since it’s inception in 1993. Rebecca originally studied fine arts at Ilam University, Canterbury, majoring in sculpture, but later changed direction and completed a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Geography. She then travelled overseas for nearly 4 years and returned to complete her Bachelor of Landscape Architecture , graduating from Lincoln University with honours in 1991.

After working in the Canterbury Earthwork office for several years before, during, and after her landscape architecture studies, Rebecca moved to Wellington in 1993 and set up her new practice. Originally on Vivian Street, Rebecca shared an attic-style office space with John Mills Architects which provided a wonderfully creative introduction to the Wellington design scene. Later moving to Cuba Street allowed for an expansion in staff numbers and the practice grew steadily to four full-time landscape architects.

Over the next 15 years the Wellington practice thrived and developed an excellent reputation throughout the Wellington region. Rebecca also became a regular tutor in the Landscape design course at Massey University, teaching landscape construction. She gained her professional Associateship to the NZILA (New Zealand Institute of Landscape Architects) in 1997 and features in the book “Landscape : Gardens By New Zealand’s Top  Designers” by Rose Thodey and Gill Hanly (Randomhouse, 2005).

In 2010 Rebecca moved from Eastbourne to the wild and beautiful Makara Beach, following her urge to return to a semi-rural lifestyle. She now operates her business from her beachside home where she is able to provide a more personal design service for her clients.