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Reset Urban design provides expertise/consultative services in the specialised areas of Urban Design and Landscape Architecture. The company is led by Garth Falconer one of the country’s most experienced designers and formed with a tight team of young highly skilled professionals who have been working together for a number of years selectively on the most challenging and most complex projects around New Zealand.


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Prince’s Wharf 147 Quay St
New Zealand

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Matakana Village
2 Matakana Valley Road
New Zealand

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The Landing, Hobsonville The Blueprint for Auckland's Future SkyPath and Shoal Bay Takapuna to Milford Walkway Centre Place Christchurch CityMall Auckland Design Manual Garden Place, Hamilton Matakana Village, Matakana CityHeart, Hamilton Town Square, Pukekohe Waiuku Town Centre and River Lane, Waiuku Brick Bay, Sandspit Brick Bay, Sandspit Navy Museum Play Space Taurarua - Judges Bay Beach Replenishment Nell Fisher Reserve, Birkenhead


Across the Boards - Issue 14 Brett Ave Pocket Park SkyPath Redoubt Ridge North Head The Strand The passing of David Brady Across the Boards - Issue 13 Book Review Mark Rothko at MoMA Garth Visits New York Garth Visits San Francisco Erin's Trip to Europe Redoubt Ridge Update Pukekohe and Waiuku Quay Street Pocket Park A Recent Visit to Hamilton Penny joins Reset Pukekohe and Waiuku Brett Ave Pocket Park Garth Retains Omaha Title Quay Street Pocket Park Boot Camp at Judges Bay Redoubt Ridge Update Erin joins Reset Hawaii Five O Parklet On Quay Across the Boards - Issue 11 Graham Percy Exibition Auckland Design Manual SkyPath Ward Street West Opens Landscape Design Conference Tasman Loop Cycle Trail The Human Scale Public Furniture in Cities CityGate Plaza Update James Joins Reset Urban Across the Boards - Issue 10 Landscape Unleashed Glen Eden Design Comp Thriving Neighbourhoods Play Research to Singapore Transforming the Streets Ben Joins Reset IFLA Award for Judges Bay 2013 NZILA Awards Town Square Opening Garth wins Omaha surf comp Revisting Mount Maunganui Pocket Park Two Underway Navy Museum Works Update Re visiting Taranaki NZILA Auckland Chairman Garth Celebrates 25 years CityGate Underway Completion of the Landing Across the Boards - Issue 9 Pukekohe Town Square Tomato growing challenge Tiri Road Pocket Park The Vivian Gallery Spring Time in Matakaka Retrieving Shoal Bay PARK(ing) Day Urban Sketchers Intelligent Furniture Across the Boards - Issue 8 The Landing Garth's Trip to Tonga Shared Space Opening Matakana Main Street Parkland Guidelines IPENZ Award - Judges Bay Gibbs Sculpture Park Visit Fraser Wins Surfing Comp Christophe Girot - visting soon Across the Boards - Issue 7 Hamilton Shared Space Garth's Visit to the Red Zone Core Builders Composites Book Review by Garth Waiuku River Lane Ocean View Road Pocket Park Te Hana Visit Merry Christmas Christophe Girot Visit Christmas in the Pa Garden Place Sculpture Opening Jamie Joins Reset Across the Boards - Issue 6 Waiuku River Lane Update Garth's Trip to Perth Book Review by Garth Surfers Paradise Foreshore Bryce St Dining Lane Auckland Spatial Plan DIA WA Forum Judges Bay Update Garden Place Opening RWC Opening Night 'Gardensity' The City as a Play Space Wynyard Quarter Ken & Garth Visit Christchurch Rebel Art Judges Bay Construction Ken Smith Lectures Skate Pinball AILA Sustainability Conference Re visiting Havelock North Boomtown 2050-Book Review Ken Smith Visit - July Omaha Club Surf Competition e2 Design Documentary Chartered Fishing Trip Omaha Quarry Across the Boards - Issue 5 Maori Architecture - Book Review The Landscape in Greece London River Park China to Create Mega City Weekend Deluge The Vege Patch Waiuku Town Square Simon Rackham Visit January 2011 Surf Trip Hypar Pavilion Reset Surf Trip 2010 Garden Place Update Nat's Sabbatical Terrorquake - Garth Falconer Across the Boards - Issue 3 Pavement to Parks Te Hana Book Review -Town Planning Environmental Award 2010 Reset ski trip Claire's Back Seven Days Longest Bench, Littlehampton Abbie Joins the Team Reset Turns Two Elizabeth Mossop Visit Book Review - Hargreaves Across the Boards - Issue 2 Interpretive Signage Allen Nicholson Green Megalomania Book Review - Ken Smith Great White South - Part 1 Great White South - Part 2 From Terrorism to Tourism Claire Heads to Uganda 2010 NZILA Awards Nell Fisher Reserve Opens Winter Olympics Hillary Trail Waiuku Weir Sculpture in the Garden Summer Surf Spots San Clemente Trails Mexico Across the Boards - Issue1 Scott Joins Reset London Olympics Drawing Workshops Waiuku River Lane California Scenario Plaka Paris Revisited Reset Ski Trip Noguchi's Landscapes Architecture+Site:25 Ballast Point Park - Walama Wil Alsop Retires 2 x 2 Marc Treib Visit Paddington Reservoir Park Waiuku Built Works CityMall Built Works High Line Park Reset Research Facility Sydney Water Police Park Bus Stops Revisited Swanston St Melbourne Hamilton Goes Digital Potsdammer Platz Waiuku Built Works Le Grand Paris Hamilton Built Works Natalie Joins Reset Reset Boot Camp Landscape NZ Launch Borneo Sporenberg Reset Opens Doors

newsA new 1.8 hectare waterfront park has been recently completed at Pyrmont, Sydney, completing a 14km stretch along the Pyrmont Peninsula spanning from Woolloomooloo to Blackwattle Bay. After a strong community campaign to preserve the Water Police site in public ownership, the City of Sydney committed $11 million to purchase the site in 2005, which was previously planned for development as 13 storeys of offices and apartments. Designed by Aspect Studios, in collaboration with Hill Thalis and CAB Consulting, the former Sydney Water Police site has been transformed into a $25 Million waterfront park, including both district play and community facilities. Significant coastal engineering has created a sheltered bay and multiple opportunities for engagement with the water. There is also an extensive lawn area, pathways and narrative text elements that are woven through the elements within the site. A number of sustainability initiatives have been incorporated into the design, including the collection of stormwater for irrigation reuse, solar panels for park lighting, bio-retention stormwater filtration swales and the extensive native and indigenous plantings. Further details at: www.aspect.net.au and www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au