Started at UWA: 2014
Landscape architect and lecturer
My goal is to help students develop an identity as a designer based on an understanding of the dynamic systems of people and place.Christina Nicholson
Christina Nicholson is a registered landscape architect, founding director of banksia & lime, and lecturer at the UWA School of Design.
Christina’s teaching and design approach combines extensive experience with people, community, places and the natural environment, with professional consultation, design and documentation.
She now teaches Structures and Systems, Plants and Landscape Systems, and Design Studios at the School of Design. Through her teaching practice, Christina expresses her passion for enabling people to see complexity and respond positively and creatively to the world around them.
In her professional practice she is passionate about using local and productive plants as ever‐changing textures and colours. Christina designs landscapes that connect families and communities to nature and each other in their everyday lives.
She enjoys empowering students, clients and communities to contribute positively and powerfully to the Climate and Biodiversity Loss Emergency and helping make the world more biodiverse, livable and beautiful.
- BLArch, UWA
- Registered Landscape Architect, Australian Institute of Landscape Architecture
Excellence in Teaching 2018
Winner of a 2018 UWA Excellence in Teaching Award
Member of the AILA WA Executive Committee
AILA Festival Director 2020
Selected as a Creative Director for the 2020 AILA Festival of Landscape Architecture
School of Design
The School of Design embraces studies from a unique place, imagining cities, cultures and communities in a new light. Students are encouraged to explore, experiment and create.
Landscape Architecture is a design discipline primarily concerned with the quality of the environment.
Architecture is the conceptualisation and design of built forms in response to economic, social and technological needs and desires.