Mike Thomas

Principal - Registered Landscape Architect
Landscape Architecture
Mike Thomas
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Mike Thomas is a Principal and leader of landscape architecture at Jasmax, working across various sectors, including transportation, education, housing and healthcare. With over 25 years’ experience in the industry, Mike has worked throughout China, Hong Kong and Aotearoa New Zealand, gaining an extensive track record as a project design leader, focusing on designing and delivering public realm projects for local and central government agencies and commercial precincts.

Currently based in Jasmax’s Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland studio, Mike established and managed the studio in Ōtautahi Christchurch, where he played a significant role in the post-quake rebuild of the public realm and transportation network in the city centre. He led projects such as An Accessible City, South Frame Laneway Network, the CTV Memorial, Cathedral Square Concept, and the Russley Road Upgrade. Currently, he is working on the transformation of George Street in Dunedin’s Retail Quarter and the Golden Mile in Wellington as part of the Let’s Get Wellington Moving programme.

Mike is as adept at the high-level masterplanning of precincts and transportation infrastructure as he is with the detailed design of furnishings, plantings, and surface finishes. A leader in his field, he is a Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Landscape Architects, represents Jasmax on Auckland’s City Centre Design Collective and is a respected advisor for Auckland’s Urban Design Panel and the Auckland Housing Panel.

Mike has championed the integrated design culture at Jasmax, where architecture, urban design, interiors and landscape coincide seamlessly to deliver meaningful environments. He is committed to the belief that green cities full of life are key to the social and economic wellbeing of Aotearoa New Zealand and works by the principle that public realms inspired by cultural, natural, and built heritage will help instil a sense of belonging and pride of place.

Selected Projects