• Peter Baker

    Peter Baker

    CMLI, Dip LA, BA (Hons)

    NVB Landscape

    Peter is an experienced landscape architect designing from inception to completion across many sectors, but with particular experience in education, including nursery, primary, pre-prep, secondary and prep schools, sixth form, further education and university campuses. Additional experience in commercial, retail, public realm and historic landscapes. Peter leads landscape design at NVB Landscape in Frome, Somerset, focusing on education.


  • Pepper Barney

    Pepper Barney

    BA(Hons), BArch, PGCert


    Pepper is an architect and masterplanner with a post-graduate specialism in urban regeneration. Previous project experience included working on strategic housing allocation sites as well as smaller rural brownfield infill sites for private developers. Recently, her work has focused on town centre regeneration and supporting landowners with rural diversification strategies.

    Housing, Inclusive Growth, Landscape, People & Place, Strategic Development

  • Rob Beswick

    Rob Beswick

    BA Landscape Arch, Dip LA, CMLI

    B|D Landscape Architects

    Through a broad and diverse background Rob has worked on a range of internationally acclaimed and award-winning projects for design practices in Bath, Bristol, London and Chicago. As founder and director of B|D Landscape Architects Rob’s interest lies in innovative contemporary landscape design that leaves a sustainable legacy for the future. Rob is a Landscape Institute Committee member for Awards & Competitions, External Examiner and visiting Lecturer for Leeds Beckett University, a Trustee for the Cheltenham Design Foundation and a Design Council Expert.

    Housing, Landscape, People & Place

  • Catherine Birkin

    Catherine Birkin


    LDA Design

    A chartered landscape architect with over twenty years’ professional experience, Cath has worked in leading practices in the UK and Australia on a diverse portfolio, from significant urban realm to site-sensitive planting designs. Cath believes in enriching our landscapes and public realm as part of a genuine placemaking process. Her approach is founded on an understanding of people, context and nature to create meaningful places which engage their communities, are memorable and endure over time.


  • Alison Caldwell

    Alison Caldwell

    CEng, MICE, MEng (hons)

    Phil Jones Associates

    Alison is a champion of integration of water within new development, passionately advocating for acceptance of water as an asset, and striving to ensure new development is climate resilient. She has extensive experience in flood risk and water management (surface, foul and supply), green/blue infrastructure, climate analysis and resilience and hydraulic modelling; working on all elements of project delivery, from feasibility to construction, in both private and public sectors at strategic, regional and local scales.

    Climate, Landscape, Strategic Development, Water

  • Scott Carroll

    Scott Carroll

    PGDip LA, PGDip LD

    LDA Design

    Scott is an experienced landscape architect, skilled at uniting the social purpose, culture and ecological functions of landscape and public realm. He creates rich sensory environments, and is an expert in design rich in biophilic experience. Scott has a specialism in waterfront design including Stratford Waterfront, East Bank - creating outposts for Sadler’s Wells, UAL’s London’s London College of Fashion, V&A and BBC, Tower Festival Headland on Blackpool’s Golden Mile and Porth Teigr, Cardiff Bay.

    Landscape, People & Place

  • Florence Clayton

    Florence Clayton

    MLA, BA(Hons)

    LDA Design

    Florence is a Landscape Architect and Urban Designer with a wide range of skills, who has been working for LDA Design for a number of years. She has experience of working on a variety of projects, from strategic masterplans to detailed designs. Inspired by the characteristics which make places unique and the intrinsic value of nature, she is driven to design places which connect people to the environment and facilitate new opportunities for social interaction; whilst referencing the local area and its history.

    Ecology, Landscape, People & Place

  • Alan Corner

    Alan Corner

    MICE, B.Eng, C.Eng

    Corner Water Consulting

    Alan is a chartered civil engineer with over 40 years’ infrastructure, flood risk, hydrology plus foul & surface water drainage experience in the UK, middle and far east. Working for a UK Water Authority plus international multi-disciplinary consultancies where he has been a technical lead in drainage and flood risk design, delivering solutions for hundreds of residential, commercial and industrial development sites in all flood zones. Also experienced in drainage and flood protection for highways, nuclear facilities, ports and airports. He was Global SuDS Knowledge Leader at Halcrow plus assisted in drafting the National SuDS Standards and The SuDS Manual 2015. More recently undertaking lots of Nutrient Neutral designs – particularly around mitigating or absorbing phosphates from new housing. Alan has been a design review panel member in the Midlands and the Southwest for over 8 years.

    Climate, Landscape, Water

  • Michael Cowdy

    Michael Cowdy

    FLI MAUD Ba (Hons)

    McGregor Coxall

    Michael’s passion rests in achieving healthy, smart, green and locally responsive places. With 15 years international experience, Michael adopts a systematic design approach that achieves restorative and engaging outcomes for places. As a Director and Urbanism Leader for McGregor Coxall, he has delivered award winning visions, strategic frameworks, masterplans and public realm projects in the UK, Australia and China.

    Landscape, People & Place, Strategic Development