Jamie Ward


Jamie is a senior landscape architect and director of Design works group. His 15 years of experience across New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Europe, Russia and South East Asia ranges from complex urban, civic and residential designs. His experience working with multidisciplinary design teams, on large scale challenging projects around the world has seen him effectively plan and co-ordinate teams to deliver projects on time and on budget.
Jamie’s strong practical knowledge of construction techniques and implementation has helped to ensure a high level of quality control on all projects.

His comprehensive eye for detail and design skills has led to the successful delivery of small and large scale projects.
Along with the international knowledge Jamie has, he holds a great knowledge of New Zealand and Christchurch landscape architecture and the surrounding environment, being born and bred in Canterbury.

When not landscaping Jamie can be found fishing and whitebaiting around the South Island.

Annabel Crosbie


Annabel joined DWG in September 2021 after working for a few years at a practice in Queenstown.

With a background in creative design and horticulture Annabel brings a variety of skills to the DWG team.

She has experience working on a range of projects from large scale master planning to small residential detailed design.

Annabel studied at Lincoln University graduating in 2016 with a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (Hons),

since then she has spent time working in Canterbury in both construction and nurseries.

From this background Annabel brings knowledge of Canterbury’s particular micro climates, soil types and plant growing conditions.

Hailing from the deep south Annabel enjoys getting outdoors in her spare time mountain biking, surfing and hiking.

James Alexander


James has been with DWG since November 2019. He has solid experie

nce working in residential landscape design both in New Zealand and in his home country of England.

James retrained to become a Landscape Architect in 2010. Prior to that he

worked as an IT project manager and trainer. He therefore brings a diverse range of skills to the team.

Having lived and worked in Christchurch for the last 6 years, James has developed a good knowledge of the unique aspects of kiwi garden design and planting.

He has also worked on a variety of international projects covering commercial, public realm and residential sectors

in his home town of Manchester and further afield in Russia and the Middle East.

In his spare time James enjoys travelling around the South Island with his wife and son.

Connor Sullivan


Having grown up in Canterbury, Connor attained a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (Hons) from Lincoln University, graduating in 2020. Connor has been a part of the DWG team since then.

In that time, has applied his local and landscape architectural knowledge to several projects ranging from residential projects in New Zealand, to large commercial projects overseas. This has helped to develop Connor’s design and communication skills, working with a range of clients and sites.

Connors time at DWG has also seen him gain a lot of practical experience both on-site and in assembling outdoor kitchens. This has helped him to continue to grow his landscape architectural knowledge and to understand the needs of our clients and how to fulfil them through design.

When he’s not in the office, Connor enjoys playing cricket and rugby. He also thoroughly enjoys heading into the hills hunting and fishing.