Warren and Mahoney appoints Michael Hawes to lead landscape design offering to clients

September 8, 2022: News, People

We are delighted to welcome Michael Hawes to Warren and Mahoney as Principal and Group Landscape Architecture Lead.


As a leading landscape architect, Michael joins Warren and Mahoney to expand the services we offer to our clients and to help deliver fully integrated design solutions – particularly in relation to city shaping precinct strategy and design.

Throughout his 25 year career, including 16 years with Boffa Miskell, Michael has led the landscape design and delivery of numerous high-profile projects, including Auckland’s Fort Street Area and Federal Street Precincts, the New Zealand International Convention Centre, and recently Heke Rua Archives New Zealand, Wellington.

Michael’s broad experience in landscape architecture, master-planning and urban design will see him lead the landscape architecture discipline within Warren and Mahoney, collaborating across all our studios, and in particularly with Thomas Hale, our new Group Urban Design Leader based in Sydney.

“The appointment of Michael to lead our landscape architecture capability is a significant moment for the practice. Looking ahead, the scale and complexity of urban regeneration and transit-orientated development requires a diversity of thought – Michael compliments our integrated team,” says Blair Johnston, Warren and Mahoney Practice Head of Design.

“As a leading public realm designer with a proven track record of delivering high-profile and city shaping projects, Michael brings a valuable understanding of how places can shape our experiences and interactions, creating social and economic value.

“We also see exciting opportunity for Trans-Tasman collaboration across specialised urban design and landscape architecture projects. In addition, Michael brings his holistic design thinking to help inform our work more broadly.”

While based in Auckland, Michael will bring specialist insight and landscape design capability to projects and clients across the group.