We’re a landscape architecture and ecology practice headed up by Anna French BSc (Hons) DipLA CMLI and Alex Laurie BSc (Hons) MSc DipArb MIEEM, along with our dedicated team of landscape architects and environmental consultants. We have more than 20 years’ collective experience and a proven record of delivering projects on deadline and to budget (for bios and testimonials click here).
We can offer a comprehensive service, managing projects from inception to completion, or bring our expertise to bear on individual elements in the process: from shepherding schemes through the planning process, discharging planning conditions and detailing projects for construction, to providing habitat surveys, verified photomontage and BREEAM reports, we also have experience in BIM and co-ordinating landscape designs using Revit. Ecology and sustainability are at the heart of what we do and we place an emphasis on pragmatic – as well as beautiful – design (for full list of services click here).
We have worked on everything from small-scale residential projects to multi-million-pound commercial schemes. We’ve helped give intimate gardens and roof terraces that ‘wow’ factor, revitalised neglected parks and other public spaces for community use, and designed and actioned complex landscape schemes incorporating sustainable features such as recycled materials, SuDS schemes and new wildlife habitats. Recent projects include regenerating an urban park in Elephant & Castle, preparing a construction package for all external spaces at a high-end residential home in Battersea, and overseeing an £8million landscape scheme for a prestigious development in Greenwich (for full list of projects click here).
If you’ve got a project you feel we may be able to assist with, and would like to have an informal chat, we’d be delighted to hear from you. We offer a free initial consultation and can be reached on 01525 838796 or via email on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alternatively, if you’re a landscape architect, ecologist or arboriculturalist, we’d love to hear from you. We’re always on the lookout for talented individuals.
ANNA FRENCHBSc(Hons) DipLA CMLI Director
Anna is passionate about high quality landscape design in particular in the residential environment. She believes that good design will be successful in all three areas of aesthetics, people and wildlife.
Anna has a wide experience of designing and delivering developments large and small. Including private apartments, social housing schemes, school grounds and commercial developments. Since setting up in practice in 2011 she has developed relationships with developers and architects working as part of the project team to successfully deliver projects on time and to budget. Three projects we worked on recently winning RIBA Awards for the practice.
ALEX LAURIEBSc(Hons) MSc DipArb MIEEM director
Alex brings extensive ecological and arboricultural knowledge to the practice as well as having experience of trees and landscape in the planning system. Alex currently works as a Tree Officer for St Albans District Council providing landscape and arboricultural advice and assessing planning applications.
As a director Alex provides his knowledge and expertise for the company, specialising in botany; urban ecology, trees and countryside management. He has a detailed knowledge of the planning process in relation to trees and landscape.
GINA DEVONSHIREBA(Hons) DipLA CMLI Associate Landscape Architect
Gina is an experienced landscape architect with a background in landscape planning and residential design. Her previous work covers schools and play areas, masterplanning and residential developments both large and small as well as hard and soft landscape implementation. She is used to working to tight budgets and carefully calculating costs to meet the specific needs of the project. Her practical approach and knowledge of the planning system are key to providing the help and advice our clients value.
ALEXIA LECHATMSc Landscape Architect
Alexia has been with the company for three years, before that she worked in garden and landscape design in the UK and Thailand. She is a very talented designer with an eye for detail and an artistic graphics skills. Having studied Landscape Engineering in France she also has excellent technical detailing skills and has experience of producing construction packages for large-scale residential and complicated high-end garden projects.
Emilio CardarelliBIM Manager, Galliard Homes London
Anna French Associates has both the capability and capacity in providing projects in BIM. This is not only evident in their expertise of Revit modelling but more importantly their willingness to constantly contribute in every aspect to the BIM process. They’re effective at communicating and coordinating as part of a project team, taking the initiative to assist in any matter they can, and are highly responsive. These characteristics, coupled with their modelling skills, are crucial to the success of any BIM project. Anna French Associates constantly display these traits and more, making them a great addition to any project team and are a pleasure to work with.
Steve TurneyDirector, Turney Landscapes Milton Keynes
Can I thank you for the fantastic job you have done here. I would not hesitate in using you again or recommending you.
Lyn AngAssociate, Bell Phillips Architects London
We have worked with Anna French Associates over a number of projects, ranging from a masterplan of 128 houses to smaller schemes. We find their service to be responsive, of good quality, and consistent. They are receptive to the design team’s comments, working with us to produce practical, and imaginative solutions. Given our current client base is largely social housing, we have found Anna French Associates to be also mindful of the budgetary constraints of these schemes within their landscape proposals. Communication with them throughout the design process has been excellent, and we will continue to recommend and work with them on future schemes.
Dale EdgintonProduct Manager Endotherm Enterprises (UK) Ltd (previously worked at Constant Energy)
Anna French completed a number of Landscape and Visual Impact Assessments for me when I was working for Constant Energy. Her work was always well presented, meticulous in detail even within a number of tight timescales. I would be happy to recommend her to anyone looking to conduct an LVIA.
Jamie CampbellAssociate, Bell Phillips Architects London
Jolly well done, fantastic result. The landscaping was always so integral to St Chads and we knew you would more than deliver.
Sally KakarProperty Developer London
Anna French Associates have provided a professional and very helpful service both during the preparation of the LVIA and post the completion of the report. There has been no hesitation in giving a full explanation of technical aspects of the LVIA and any additional support during the project, and I would not hesitate recommending Anna French Associates.
James UrquartDirector, BUJ Architects London
Anna worked as our in-house landscape architect on various projects, they included large private residential houses and a major mixed-use development in Greenwich. She undertook design work, planning applications, technical detailing, specification work and assisted in securing fees. She was a professional and personable member of the team. We were very pleased with her work and had good feedback from clients.