Landscape + Urbanism
Our role is dynamic; we:
enable and create inspiring new places for people and nature which contribute to health and well-being;
steer and problem-solve through collaborative lateral thinking;
consider the whole lifecycle of the project and beyond;
create places that relate to context;
look at quick wins to long-term impact;
use digital technology as part of our design thinking and process.
To create a successful project, we like to have full access to all relevant information, client, stakeholders, communities and consultant teams allowing us to deliver a smooth running and rewarding project on time and budget.
Landsmith Associates is a collective of specialists and technicians who are experts in their field. Bringing the particular skills and experience that the individual project requires.
We work in collaboration with ecological designers and ecologists Burton Reid Associates on a number of green infrastructure strategies for universities, parish and town councils, community land trusts and private commercial and public developers. For more information on Parish Green Infrastructure here, for information on Green Infrastructure Feasibility Studies visit here.
Who we are
Landsmith Associates is a landscape architecture and urban design consultancy based in Bristol has projects located in Wales and England. Multi-award winning director Sarah Jones-Morris was born in Oxford and studied in Manchester, Leeds, Bristol, France and The Netherlands and worked in Sydney, Australia.
Sarah is a Fellow of the Landscape Institute and has an MA in Urban Design. As Chair of the Landscape Institute South West, she is heavily involved in bringing together members at Institute events and serves as a member of the Urban Design Group. Sarah has recently been appointed as a panel member of the Bristol Urban Design Forum and Creating Excellence South West Design Review Panel. As of August 2019 Sarah is a qualified Building with Nature Assessor, www.buildingwithnature.org.uk, a first in the UK assessment and guidance on green infrastructure planning and delivery for new development.
Landsmith Associates Ltd was established in 2017 by Sarah after gaining 19 years experience in established professional practices Nicholas Pearson Associates and Stride Treglown. Her experience ranges from rural to urban, small-scale courtyards to an urban extension, early feasibility studies to post-implementation review. She has had various roles; lead designer, project manager, contract administrator, mentor, community and stakeholder facilitator, design critic, event organiser and tea maker.
In 2016, Sarah in collaboration with Ramboll Acoustics and Formant Acoustics started Bristol Soundwalks contributing to the citizen science programme Antonella Radicchi Hush City on making people aware of noise pollution, impact on their health and seeking quiet spaces www.bristolsoundwalks.wixsite.com/brisoundwalks
Sarah is the co-founder of the Association of Collaborative Design with a number of other co-designers, created to form a network, educate, facilitate and improve community engagement knowledge and skills in the built and natural environment sector.
She has been a speaker at various events such as Bristol Healthy Cities Week, The Developer, Landscape Institute and Public Health England Conference, NHS Forest Conference, RIBA Panellist, IFLA World Congress, Future Cities and visiting lecturer at the University of Gloucestershire.
Street furniture design business www.socialfurniture.co.uk is another aspect of Sarah's passion for public realm design. Social Furniture focuses on bench design and other public furniture that encourages social interaction and to bring people together in a comfortable environment.