Urban Realm launches top landscape architects hunt
May 9 2012in association with Woodhouse, has launched a hunt for the top landscape architects that work in the UK today, seeking to recognise those practices which have moved the earth for clients and public.
Driven by a realisation that good architecture stretches far beyond where a building hits the ground, we’ve short listed the 26 landscape architects and urban designers who have impressed us most.
Amongst those recognised are Ian White Associates who have performed sterling work in marrying the new Forth valley Royal Hospital within the historic designed landscape of Larbert House, as well as their work to declutter the forecourt of Edinburgh’s Usher Hall.
Regular users of Edinburgh’s Waverley Station have also been impressed by the transformation of the Waverley Steps, a sweat inducing slog which has been made a leisurely pleasure by way of new covered escalators installed by Jefferson Sheard Architects.
Other notable contenders include 7N Architects who teamed up with RankinFraser for the psychedelic Garscube Underpass / Phoenix Flowers project and Lisa Mackenzie who worked with 7N on the Inverness Campus masterplan.
Voting is now open and will remain so until May 25 with the winner to be announced in the June edition of Urban Realm magazine.
The shortlist so far:
Austin: Smith Lord
City Design Cooperative
Envert Studio LLP
Ian White Associates
Jefferson Sheard Architects
Land Use Consultants
Mike Hyatt Landscape Architects
OPEN (Optimised Environments)
Paul Hogarth Landscape Architecture & Urban Design
Smith Scott Mullan