We were delighted to win three Landscape Institute awards including *outstanding winner* of the year for our Lovedon Fields project – it was massively rewarding to hear the judges remarks;
“the winning project is the best example of a landscape-led approach to delivering housing in a highly sensitive area.
Showing that human prosperity and environmental prosperity can go hand in hand, it’s an extraordinary demonstration of how our profession can contribute to a sustainable built environment. The landscape setting for this scheme provides a rich canvas for the built form and the development integrates wonderfully into the local countryside.
In marrying the formality of residential development with the freedom of nature, it creates the perfect place to live, play, and connect. It is beautiful. It is thoughtful. And, at a time when we urgently need trailblazers in sustainable inhabited landscapes, it is hopeful….this year’s winning project is Lovedon Fields!!
Huge congratulations to B|D landscape architects; through a collaborative and inclusive approach, you’ve set an amazing new standard for how landscape can deliver the affordable, sustainable housing the UK needs”
We are absolutely delighted to have three landscape-led projects shortlisted for this year’s Landscape Institute #liawards2022
– Fidelity International‘s Heart Zone is a finalist in the Excellence in Horticulture + Planting Design category
– Lovedon Fields is a finalist in the Landscape Design category (and also shortlisted for the RIBA Neave Brown Award for Housing John Pardey Architects to be announced at the Stirling Prize awards evening next month)
– Glassfields for Royal London Asset Management (RLAM) is a finalist in the Excellence in Place Regeneration – a category that we won last year with Sayer Street + the Meadow for Lendlease
We think that covers most of the bases in #landscapearchitecture so we are really pleased… fingers crossed for the RIBA Stirling Prize awards 13th October + Landscape Institute Awards on 24th November
B|D are delighted to welcome Lizzie Rimmer to the team as talented Graduate Landscape Architect
Lizzie has joined on her year out in practice from University of Gloucestershire where she received a 1st Class Honours for her undergraduate degree.
Lizzie enjoys sustainable, user-focused design and is interested in the relationship between people and place.
Her final year project explored the implementation of educational wetlands in the urban realm and her undergraduate dissertation considered the applications of urban farming techniques in a changing climate.
She is particularly interested in how these techniques can be delivered through landscape design and how people connect with productive landscapes.
B|D are delighted to welcome Juliette Grondin to the team as talented Landscape Architect
Juliette graduated from the National School of Landscape Architecture of Versailles in France before spending time at Agence Laure Planchais in Paris, prior to joining B|D in August 2022.
Juliette has been involved on several public and private realm urban project including the Donville town hall public realm + garden spaces. Her most recent experience includes a competition on the development of a new neighbourhood development, including the creation of park, new housing, and multi-activities spaces, in a retro-coastal area with a focus on a high rising sea level resilient design.
Her final year project at the National School of Landscape Architecture of Versailles was focussed on dealing with current climatic and social issues specifically design approaches to improve a river condition to constitute a unifying link in for the territory that shapes living spaces.
Juliette appreciates meaningful and sensitive designs, that can reveal site particularities while responding to more technical issues. She enjoys landscape architecture project with tangible human scale to be able to touch people in their environment.
Amazing news that Lovedon Fields has won a national RIBA award.
A brilliant collaboration over a number of years with John Pardey Architects for HAB housing alongside engineers Clarke Bond, Peach Ecology + many others.
It’s great to see the growing community taking ownership beautifully observed by JimStephenson and we are delighted that the project has been selected as one of 29 national award winners in 2022.
The jury says:
“Lovedon Fields was part of the client’s broader objective to achieve a step-change in the design quality that is expected of and delivered by rural housing developments and in the hard-nosed commercial context of mass housing, it is no mean feat to have achieved as much as it has.”
Nikki joined B|D after completing her degree at the University of Edinburgh and time as a landscape architect with Kinnear Landscape Architects + J&L Gibbons where she gained valuable experience working on a range of forward thinking innovative landscape design + public realm projects.
Nikki’s most recent experience includes an ecological framework strategy for Victoria, graphic and technical work for British Library’s new archive in Boston Spa, and a competition for a play area with a focus on environmental education.
Her graduate project at ECA enlivens the highly standardised neighbourhood park typology by focusing on tangible uses, and ecology rooted in context.
Nikki enjoys design made meaningful by research and collaboration with communities. She is particularly interested in the role physical environments play in the lives of children and youth, and the power of landscape to facilitate healthy social, cognitive and physical development.
Welcome to the team Nikki!
Huge thanks to Jonny at Passport and Josh at Outpost for helping us develop a new website that better responds to how we approach sustainable landscape design in this climate emergency to create amazing + resilient place for people.
We are delighted to announce that our founder & director Rob has been appointed as a Design Council Expert alongside an amazing + diverse group of collaborators across the built environment – looking to make life better by design.
We are pleased that the Heart Zone, Pavilion and MSCP phases of the masterplan at Fidelity International’s Kingswood Fields Campus received consent and are progressing to technical design.
We have been collaborating with HLW Architects and Planology since 2018 to design + deliver beautiful, biodiverse and sociable spaces to contribute towards a valuable and cherished work place setting.
We love this 60 seconds of beauty & calm from our recently completed quad at the Beecroft Building for the University of Oxford. Filmed by Jim Stephenson in collaboration with B|D and HawkinsBrown this captures perfectly the reflective space off Parks Road >
We are pleased that Bristol City Council granted planning permission for a major mixed-use retail, café/restaurant and office development in Clifton Village that we have been working on with THAT Group and Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios since 2016.
This landmark project will increase urban tree planting and biodiversity, create a high quality public realm surrounding the building on all 4 sides and deliver a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ scheme in this sensitive Conservation Area.
We are delighted that the Meadow at Elephant Park is now open.
This playful landscape led project for a meanwhile space aims to educate and engage users on the importance of our urban pollinators.
Developed in collaboration for Lendlease with Michael Grubb Studios, and Tom Hare the pocket park uses site-reclaimed timber and tilted landform to create a playful wildflower tapestry with life-size willow woven elephant and towering tulips.
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