We approach design as a social endeavour. Our origins lie in landscape architecture, and the origin of ‘landscape’ is to create a place where people belong. Knowing how landscape connects people and place, and how people use space, is central to the work of our urban designers, town planners and environmental planners.
Landscape-led design is in demand because it delivers the most vibrant places. We think ‘First, life’ whether the project is a park, a port, estate renewal or a new urban district. In turbulent times, we all need places that support communities, encourage enterprise and reinforce identity.
We are working for developers, landowners, communities, universities and government. We led the masterplanning of the London 2012 Olympic Park and since then, great projects include Camden’s public realm, Battersea Power Station, University College London East, and Here East in Stratford.
UCL is expanding to east London with a new campus on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. The masterplan allows UCL to forge a new approach, one that fosters collaboration and benefits the local community.View project
The aim of the masterplan for New Museums Site in Cambridge was to correct decades of ad hoc growth to create a new urban campus within the city's historic core. Encouraging collaboration was key.View project
LDA Design’s masterplan for the University of Oxford's Old Road Campus creates an assertive landscape-led framework that shapes cohesive growth. Beautiful shared spaces build a sense of belonging.View project
Here East is London’s campus for technology & innovation. Home to a thriving community of start-ups, global corporates & academic institutions. At the heart is Plexal, a thriving innovation centre.View project
The new Levine Building at Trinity College, Oxford is a restrained and pared-back classical composition, suited to its historic setting, and providing a solution for the college's future needs.View project
East Bank will be a new powerhouse for innovation, creativity and learning, bringing some of the world's leading cultural and educational institutions to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.View project
The new home for the London College of Fashion, conceived as a 21st century workshop, combines free spaces for learning, studying and social interaction in a rich multi-level internal environment.View project
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