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Landscape Architects Practice: Office News
11 + 9 Jan 2017
Gustafson Porter + Bowman News
Introducing Gustafson Porter + Bowman
Photos added on 11 Jan 2017
Award-winning landscape practice which has designed projects including the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain and Old Market Square, Nottingham recognises the role of Mary Bowman
Gustafson Porter becomes Gustafson Porter + Bowman in January 2017. The change of name reflects the evolving nature of the growing practice and the pivotal role Mary Bowman has played in its development since joining in 2002. It also reflects the wider ownership of the practice by its partners: Kathryn Gustafson, Neil Porter, Mary Bowman, Sibylla Hartel and Donncha O Shea.
The innovative landscape architecture practice was established in 1997 when the acclaimed landscape architect Kathryn Gustafson opened an office with architect Neil Porter. The design work the partnership produces continuously pushes the boundaries of landscape design, and is known for its sensual and sculptural features.
Spanning climate zones, geographical characters, historical and cultural backgrounds, the partnership’s exciting and varied projects include the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial in Hyde Park, Cultuurpark Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam, Old Market Square in Nottingham, Zeytouneh Square and Harbour Square in Beirut, and the first ever landscape installation at the 11th Venice Architecture Biennale in 2008.
The 34-strong practice is currently working on projects in the UK including International Quarter London in Stratford for Lend Lease, Rathbone Square in Central London for Great Portland Estates, Chelsea Barracks for Qatari Diar and projects overseas including Europea Neo Brussels, Museumpark Rotterdam, Marina One in Singapore and Taikoo Place in Hong Kong.
Mary Bowman adds:
“The growing leadership of the practice recognises the valuable contribution made by all Partners who are in turn supported by our talented team of architects and landscape architects.
In our twentieth anniversary year, I’d also like to thank all our clients and consultants who have supported the practice and worked with us to champion the discipline of landscape architecture so successfully.”
Kathryn Gustafson and Neil Porter are Founding Partners of Gustafson Porter + Bowman and work alongside three other Partners:
MARY BOWMAN | PARTNER
Mary studied architecture at the University of Virginia and the Architectural Association in London,
graduating in 1988. She worked for Foster + Partners for over a decade, where she was one of the first
female associates, and led the design teams for the Bilbao Metro, the Duisburg Microelectronic Centre,
a private house in the US and several masterplans. In 1999 Mary joined architects Walters & Cohen as
a Director, working on a luxury spa and residential scheme in Canary Wharf. In 2002, intrigued by the
relationship between landscape architecture and the built environment, Mary joined Gustafson Porter.
Mary currently leads projects with complex client and consultant groups, including International Quarter London, Stratford,
Rathbone Square in central London, Marina One in Singapore, Seef Lusail in Doha, Taikoo Lobbies in Hong Kong and
Valencia Parque Central. Her particular interest is in the integration of landscape and architecture and the vital role
landscape architecture can play in meeting today’s global challenges. Each scheme is designed to respond to its location
and surrounding townscape, giving the space a character of their own. She has also worked on high-profile projects
ranging from the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain to HM Treasury Courtyards.
Mary has lectured on landscape architecture at universities in London, Manchester, Stockholm, Talinn, and Valencia. She
has sat on the end-of-year jury for the Mackintosh School of Architecture, Glasgow as well as judging the RIBA Awards.
She is an external examiner for the Architectural Association, having tutored for a number of years. She was a member of
the AA Council 2005-2009 and served as Vice President 2005-2007. Mary chaired the Landscape jury at 2017’s World
Architecture Festival and she contributes annually to the 10×10 Drawing the City event for Article 25.
SIBYLLA HARTEL | PARTNER
Since joining Gustafson Porter + Bowman in 2000, Sibylla has worked on projects including HM Treasury
Courtyards, CityLife Park in Milan and led the team which designed the award-winning Swiss Cottage
Open Space in Camden. She is currently working on the design and implementation of Taikoo Place in
Hong Kong, Seef Lusail in Doha, Buckingham Green in London and a hospitality site at the Cultuurpark
Westergasfabriek site in Amsterdam.
Sibylla’s work harnesses a wide range of different geographical regions and she has an extensive botanical knowledge
which supports planting programmes in some of the most challenging climates. This work includes natural habitat
restoration, planting on polluted soils, urban woodland creation and complex urban planting schemes.
DONNCHA O SHEA | PARTNER
Donncha manages several project teams at Gustafson Porter + Bowman on a range of exciting and
multi-faceted projects. He has an interest in sustainable landscape development and works closely with
clients to deliver high-quality schemes, often within complex urban sites.
He has worked on projects such as Marina One in Singapore and the award-winning Woolwich Squares
project in London. He is currently leading teams on high-profile competitions as well as ongoing projects
including Rathbone Square in London, the Museum of Science Industry, Manchester and Phases 1-4 of
the Chelsea Barracks scheme in West London.
Gustafson Porter – previous projects under former practice title
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West Kowloon Cultural District Art-themed Park, SAR, China
One of 7 Shortlisted Design Teams news
photo from West Kowloon Cultural District Authority
West Kowloon Cultural District Art-themed Park
60 Ludgate Hill and 30 Old Bailey, London, England, UK
Fletcher Priest Architects / Sauerbruch Hutton
image © GMJ and Fletcher Priest Architects
Gustafson Porter : 60 Ludgate Hill and 30 Old Bailey
Old Market Square, Nottingham, England
photo : Dom Henry www.domhenry.com
Gustafson Porter : English square
Singapore Waterfront Competition, Singapore
photo from Gustafson Porter Sep 2006
Gustafson Porter : Singapore Gardens Competition
Swiss Cottage Park, London, UK
photo from Gustafson Porter Apr 2006
Gustafson Porter : Swiss Cottage landscape
Venice Biennale Installation, Italy
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Venice Biennale installation
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