Landscape Architect Chet Wah is registered (NZILA) trained in New Zealand (Lincoln University) and the United States (Cal Poly). Currently, he is working as a private consultant in Malaysia and on selected Christchurch private projects. Chet formerly worked for Davie Lovell Smith, Christchurch as a senior landscape architect and as an invited lecturer at Lincoln University. He is responsible for many high profile subdivisions, malls, public spaces and private gardens. Chet has designed projects in countries including New Zealand, the United States and Malaysia. Christchurch has been home to Chet for over 20 years.
Designer Cottage is his own home and is truly inspiring. Receiving the 2019 Garden Award and being selected as a finalist in the 2018 Canterbury Heritage Awards has further cemented his belief in Christchurch’s culture, environment, history, landscape, and the local community (The Press).
Chet Wah is also a public speaker where he shares his passion for landscape architecture, design and environmental issues. A recent example is his presentation “Nature to Fake Forest” a collaboration with a local prominent artist Tan Lay Heong part of the Malaysia International Georgetown Festival 2019.
Chet’s humble start makes him appreciate many heritage and cultural aspects. Other than being a designer and consultant, he loves travelling in his spare time. His recent Nepal trip included Mt Everest Base Camp, Chitwan National Park, Kathmandu, and Lumbini (the Buddha’s birthplace).
Chitwan National Park, Kathmandu, and Lumbini (the Buddha’s birthplace).
Some of Chet’s former earlier projects, a brief introduction of his landscape architecture profession.