Claire O'Shaughnessy

Associate Principal - Senior Landscape Architect
Landscape Architecture
Claire O'Shaughnessy
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Claire O’Shaughnessy is a Senior Landscape Architect at Jasmax, with a strong commitment to environmental and social regeneration. Within her role, she focuses on the design and delivery of large scale, public projects that require a practiced understanding of the unique surrounding landscape and cultural heritage, of urban environments and strategic direction.

With almost 20 years’ experience in architecture and landscape architecture in Aotearoa New Zealand and the UK, Claire understands how integrated design disciplines can work together to deliver outcomes that are greater than the sum of their parts. Claire’s contributions to creative and technical designs have proven invaluable to the success of many Jasmax projects. Working in multidisciplinary teams has meant she has had the rare opportunity as a landscape architect to see many projects at Jasmax from inception to completion.

Claire continues to evolve her practice by engaging with mana whenua to understand how regenerative processes can be adapted to honour our collective commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi. Her understanding of how sustainable and bicultural practices can inform a shared vision gives her projects a richness that few can achieve. Claire has recently been focusing on complex landscape masterplanning projects, including the Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Masterplan, for which she led the design.

Claire is passionate about using landscape architecture to help foster community, support wellbeing, and nurture the environment. This is demonstrated in projects including the University of Waikato’s The Pā and Tauranga Campus and Te Hā Noa Victoria Street Linear Park in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland. 

Selected Projects