Mike Barthelmeh has been appointed as the New Zealand Institute of Landscape Architect’s delegate to the IFLA World Council and will also serve as secretary to the Asia-Pacific Region of IFLA. He has served three terms on the NZILA Executive Committee, most recently as vice-president from 2005 to 2007. Projects undertaken for the NZILA include revisions of the constitution, editing a range of professional practice documents, revising accreditation guidelines and drafting the New Zealand-Aotearoa Landscape Charter.
Mike has travelled widely in Asia, spending time in 13 of the 14 member countries of the APR; the only one left to visit to complete the full set is the Philippines… This travel over many years has given him a good understanding of the many cultures in the APR, the richness and diversity that we are lucky enough to have on our doorstep.
Mike is currently an Associate Professor in the School of Landscape Architecture at Lincoln University, teaching design studio, planting design, and practical implementation.