WLA welcomes Cracknell as a sponsor

World Landscape Architecture is pleased to announce that Cracknell has become a sponsor. We are fortunate to have multiple landscape architecture firms sponsor us, which helps us to continue publishing landscape architecture projects, news, and job listings and advocating on behalf of the landscape architecture profession.

We are delighted to join the WLA community and support valuable online industry discussion. Landscape architecture is a powerful design mechanism for transformation in the built environment at a challenging time.  Our goal is to create a more grounded, connected planet for people to thrive on, and to mitigate and adapt to rapid climate and environmental change.

Originating from the UK, Cracknell has developed into one of the world’s largest independent landscape architecture, urban design and masterplanning practices, operating throughout the MENA regions, Europe and Asia and we look forward to working with WLA to reach a larger international audience.

Deceptively simple, technologically smart and highly resilient landscape design at the Museum of the Future, Dubai, UAE. 
Image copyright: Museum of the Future

Our work ranges from world-famous iconic landmarks to sensitive cultural heritage sites, destination retail districts, branded hospitality and tourism projects, urban public realm and open space and residential communities. Our experience has helped shape the standards of landscape and urban design, setting a benchmark for quality and excellence. 

A culturally-sensitive regeneration project with timely consideration of climate issues, our integration of the step-free tram system at Msheireb, Doha, Qatar, adheres to the highest standards in sustainability.
Image copyright: Hufton & Crow

Our specialist expertise in designing water-wise landscapes and public realm with high thermal-comfort in challenging climates has significantly contributed to the creation of liveable external spaces and communities in the climatically challenging regions.

Our design ethos is underpinned by our technical expertise and analytical processes, focussing on meeting the needs of the end-user whilst being respectful of site identity, natural systems and regional culture. Our passion, expertise and creative prowess unite a global team of >300 people and 35 nationalities. Our in-house specialist teams ensure seamless design integration to include engineering, graphics, lighting, irrigation, horticulture, BIM, QS services and post-contract management.

Quality and refined elegance are a signature of Cracknell design. Mango House, Seychelles.
Image copyright: Hilton

Our core services are:

Landscape architecture:
We put people first by designing with authenticity, seeking cultural and contextual connection to place and telling its story through design that resonates.

Urban design:
We transform space from the pedestrian scale to the wider urban context, by focusing on expressing a city’s character. We consider the public realm as the key to great placemaking and successful communities, using the natural environment as a driver for creating active healthy spaces.

We design resilient communities, ensuring the built and natural environments interface harmoniously, contributing to quality of life, and enhancement of habitats. Our integrated urban frameworks balance environmental, social & economic considerations.

Our collaborative design process encourages teamwork and group interaction, drawing upon diverse backgrounds, experience and skillsets to provide creative and thoughtful design. Cracknell is committed to sustaining a culture of inclusion and diversity and we value our varied perspectives greatly.

We recognise our responsibility as landscape custodians. We look to ensure that open space is accessible to all, that added value is brought to every project through landscape-led design and that the natural environment is protected for future generations. We are signatories of Landscape Architects Declare.

Connecting the open spaces with two visually interlinked lakes, the Oasiz shopping & leisure destination in Madrid, Spain includes atmospheric café terraces amongst the wetland edges and green roofs.
Image copyright: Alex Fidalgo Garcia – Lluvia Estudio Creativo

Constantly innovating, we look to find solutions to the global issues of city resilience and healthy living. Above all, our approach is balanced and sensitive, landscape-led and commercially aware. We look to transform communities by creating spaces that are memorable, functional and resilient, for an immersive user experience.

Private garden design in Portugal borrows from the landscape to create a seamless transition between private space and the natural clifftop beyond.
Image copyright: Cracknell

Find out more about Cracknell through their website: https://www.cracknell.com

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Damian Holmes is the Founder and Editor of World Landscape Architecture (WLA). He is a registered landscape architect (AILA) working in international design practice in Australia. Damian founded WLA in 2007 to provide a website for landscape architects written by landscape architects. Connect on Linkedin at https://www.linkedin.com/in/damianholmes/