Evaluation and recommendation – inclusivity and sustainability

Landscape architecture or garden design projects benefit from an evaluation and improvement recommendation delivered by an external consultant, able to assess the design objectively and provide constructive feedback.

This type of assessment will benefit projects at various stages through the project life cycle: feasibility, planning, tender and construction. Such assessment can cover the design itself, composition and application of design principles, complying with the latest legislation, construction detailing, inclusivity and sustainability.

As an experienced landscape architect and garden designer (as well as a member of the Conservation And Design Advice Panel for LBof Tower Hamlets and a lecturer in GD at Capel Manor College) I provide the service of design evaluation and design recommendations.

Some of the areas I focus on when assessing projects are:

Inclusive design and process:
  • helping you to design diverse public spaces
  • complying with latest legislations
  • environments that include the needs of the widest number of users
  • design for all
  • access and inclusion in all ages, genders, abilities, cultures, geography, social and financial means
  • people-centred design
  • places for activities that connect people
  • urban participation / citizen engagement / stakeholders involvement
  • balancing needs and aspirations to create an equal environment
Sustainability:
  • practical and aesthetical solutions
  • complying with latest legislations
  • maintaining the character of the site and its natural beauty
  • creating climate change responsive landscapes and gardens
  • green-blue infrastructure
  • Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS)
  • rainfall and runoff solutions
  • choices about landscape materials
  • provision for vehicles and access
  • enhancing biodiversity
  • design for wildlife
  • planting recommendations
  • intensive, extensive (sedum, brown/wildlife) green roofs
  • green walls

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