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26 May 2017

Gustafson Porter + Bowman News

Central Courtyard Space at London Metropolitan University

Design of a new public square within the Holloway campus.

The design will transform the site and become a notable addition to the local area, providing the campus with a heightened sense of place. The Camden-based practice will work with University students, staff and the local community to create an engaging community space which will become a landmark within Islington.

London Metropolitan University new central courtyard

Central Courtyard Space at London Metropolitan University by Gustafson Porter + Bowman

30 + 29 Jan 2017
HK Public Space Design by Gustafson Porter + Bowman

Gustafson Porter + Bowman unveil plans for ambitious public space in Hong Kong.

Taikoo Place Hong Kong

Taikoo Place Hong Kong

Taikoo Place will create an inclusive open space which includes lush native vegetation and sculptural water features.

Taikoo Place Hong Kong

Taikoo Place Hong Kong

Encompassing 69,000 square feet, the landscape project will feature a variety of spaces, from small, intimate areas for conversation, to larger open areas suitable for special events like concerts and outdoor markets.

Taikoo Place Hong Kong

The redevelopment of Taikoo Place will additionally include two office towers and an elevated walkway. The entire project is expected to be completed in 2021.

27 Jan 2017
Shortlisted designs for National Holocaust Memorial

Gustafson Porter + Bowman have worked on the landscape concept design and development of two National Holocaust Memorial designs in London, England:

– Adjaye Associates with Ron Arad Associates, DHA, All Clear, Accept & Proceed, Abigail Morris, and Jonathan Safran Foer
National Holocaust Memorial shortlisted design by Adjaye Associates

– Heneghan Peng Architects with Event, Bruce Mau Design, BuroHappold Engineering, Bartenbach, and Duncan Boddy (PFB Construction)
National Holocaust Memorial design by heneghan peng architects with Bruce Mau Design

National Holocaust Memorial design by heneghan peng architects with Bruce Mau Design
Images courtesy of designers

19 Jan 2017
Marina One

The Marina One project (designed with Ingenhoven architects) tops out in Singapore.

Marina One Singapore landscape design

Marina One Singapore landscape design

Marina One Singapore landscape design

Marina One Singapore landscape design

Marina One Singapore landscape design

Marina One Singapore landscape design

11 + 9 Jan 2017
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

Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain © Jason Hawkes:
Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain

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.

Gustafson Porter + Bowman

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.

Cultuurpark Westergasfabriek © Thomas Schiljper:
Cultuurpark Westergasfabriek

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:

Woolwich Squares © Chris Mansfield:
Woolwich Squares

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.

Zeytouneh Square © Walid Rashid:
Zeytouneh Square

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.

Old Market Square, Nottingham © Dom Henry:
Old Market Square Nottingham view

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
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Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain
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West Kowloon Cultural District Art-themed Park

60 Ludgate Hill and 30 Old Bailey, London, England, UK
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60 Ludgate Hill and 30 Old Bailey
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Gustafson Porter : 60 Ludgate Hill and 30 Old Bailey

Old Market Square, Nottingham, England
Old Market Square
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Gustafson Porter : English square

Singapore Waterfront Competition, Singapore
Singapore Gardens
photo from Gustafson Porter Sep 2006
Gustafson Porter : Singapore Gardens Competition

Swiss Cottage Park, London, UK
Swiss Cottage Park
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Gustafson Porter : Swiss Cottage landscape

Venice Biennale Installation, Italy
Venice Biennale installation
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Venice Biennale installation




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