Shaun Rosier is a landscape architect and urban designer originally from Wellington, New Zealand where he previously taught at Victoria University of Wellington in the Landscape Architecture Programme. His practice-based PhD in Landscape Architecture investigated and documented a range of design techniques/practices that engaged with the aesthetic notion of the sublime. This research, entitled Operationalising the Sublime: Remediation of the Horokiwi Quarry and his more recent scholarship seeks to investigate how landscape architectural design can be integrated into the processes and mechanics of quarry so that designers are integrated into the process of extraction instead of being called in post-mortem.
Landscape architectural design techniques and practices, Quarry/open pit mine rehabilitation, Landscape-driven urbanism, Aesthetics of affect in landscape architectural design, Digital design tools and methodologies
LAR 3154: Watershed Sensitive Design and Construction
LAR 4134: Landscape Representation
LAR 2016: Design Studio - Place and Process
Peer-reviewed Journal Articles
1. Connolly, Peter, and Shaun Rosier. "Another Approach to the Aesthetics of More-Than-Humanness." Kerb Journal of Landscape Architecture 28 (2020): Upcoming.
Peer-reviewed Conference Papers
1. Rosier, Shaun. "Operationalising the sublime: bringing the sublime from abstract to concrete." In International Conference of the Architectural Science Association, pp. 611–618. 2018.
Peer-reviewed Works Accepted Awaiting Publication
1. Rosier, Shaun. "An Encounter with Stone: designing with the aesthetic force of post-mining landscapes.” In Journal of Landscape Architecture Issue 2 (2022)
1. Rosier, Shaun. “Can quarried sites ever be returned to their natural state?” In Quarry. February 2021. 38. (note: Australasia’s largest periodical in the mining industry)
2. Rosier, Shaun. “Mining companies are required to return quarried sites to their ‘natural character’. But is that enough?”. In The Conversation. 26 November 2020. https://theconversation.com/mining-companies-are-required-to-returnquarried-sites-to-their-natural-character-but-is-that-enough-149814
3. Rosier, Shaun. “A reorientation towards aesthetics: Landscape architecture and the operationalisation of the sublime.” In Interstices Under Construction Symposium + Colloquim: Presence. 2018
4. Public life of two Kapiti Towns. Shaun Rosier and Peter Connolly. Client: Kapiti Coast District Council. Victoria University Research Scholarship. 2015.
Works in Progress – Under review
1. Rosier, Shaun. "Problematising the Physiological Sublime: Landscape Architecture’s experimentation with difference." In Studies in Designed Landscapes and gardens
Works in Progress – In Progress
1. Rosier, Shaun. "A Contraction of Here and Now: assemblages of site in contemporary landscape architecture.” In Landscape Research.
1. September 2022: Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington School of Architecture – mid-point review of Master of Landscape Architecture design research portfolio candidates
2. August 2021: Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington School of Architecture – mid-point review of Master of Landscape Architecture design research portfolio candidates
3. August 2019: Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington School of Architecture – mid-point review of Master of Landscape Architecture design research portfolio candidates
Invited Peer Reviewer
1. 2022: Peer Reviewer for the 2022 CELA Landscape Research Record (11th ed), Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Track.
PhD. in Landscape Architecture, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.
PGDip. in Landscape Architecture, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.
BAS. in Landscape Architecture, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.