Three tuis overlooking piha beach

WHAT Is an Ecology Architect?


noun: the branch of biology that deals with the relations of organisms to one another and to their physical surroundings.


noun: an expert in or student of ecology:


noun: a person who designs buildings and in many cases also supervises their construction,

verb: design and configure (a program or system),

adjective: architected: an architected information interface


mid 16th century:

from French architecte,

from Italian architetto,

via Latin from Greek arkhitektōn, from arkhi- ‘chief’ + tektōn ‘builder'

An architect was historically the designer of the built environment. Often he was also an engineer, a planner, a landscape architect an interior designer and an urban designer. But very rarely did he engage the environmental or more definitively the ecological realm. I set out to combine these disciplines academically and in practice.

Today's architect is a mere shadow of his former self. Now all sitting in specialised boxes we have a true disconnect. The Ecology Architect brings it all together interweaving systems of the entire ecology of the built environment through the eyes and senses of an ecologist needing to design the linkages and connections, the whole. The schools of such still do not exist through conventional academia. They are however emerging from private worlds and growing exponentially. But themselves not yet interconnected.

An Ecology Architect is a designer and builder of the built environment through the eyes of an ecologist. Such is not limited in scale or context.

See also under PROJECTS in the menu of some examples of what designs have come off my drawing board. There are many more.