We co-create healthier, climate-resilient, nature-based solutions and diverse places for people and nature through an ecosystem-based and evidence-led approach.
How we work
Award winning Landsmith Associates focuses on crafting climate-resilient, nature-based solutions. Our designs prioritise health, well-being, and the preservation of wildlife and water resources for the short, medium, and long term.
We embedded shareholder and community engagement as a standard service across all project stages, emphasising social value, well-being, and the future resilience of neighbourhoods. Notable projects include the Redcliffe and Temple BID Green Infrastructure Action Plan, Totnes Green Infrastructure Strategy, University of Bristol Green Infrastructure Framework.
Our speciality lies in retrofitting urban landscapes on previously developed brownfield sites. We pledge to attain at least 30% biodiversity net gain and aspire for water neutrality. A key project includes Avalon Marshes Visitor Centre.
Our methods utilise a systems-based, evidence-led design process integrating digital technology. Representative projects include Home of 2030, Building with Nature Accreditation, Smart Green Spaces, London, Bristol Soundwalks,
We work on various projects, from retrofitting urban green infrastructure to on-site construction for clients such as local authorities, local community groups and commercial developers. Notable case studies encompass Redcliffe and Temple BID Green Infrastructure Action Plan, Avalon Marshes Visitor Centre, University of Bristol Green Infrastructure Framework, Totnes Green Infrastructure Strategy.
Increasingly we are working with estates managers and stakeholders to create Green Infrastructure Environmental, Social and Governance strategies (ESG)linked to biodiversity net gain, Natural England Green Infrastructure principles, stakeholder engagement and sustainability targets for future resilient, biodiverse, healthy and net zero estate management and maintenance. Case Study: University of Bristol Green Infrastructure Framework
To guarantee project success, we prioritise transparency and open communication with all involved parties, ensuring smooth delivery and value.
Collaboration is at our core, working with stakeholders, consultants, and specialists to complete projects on time and within budget.
Landsmith Associates is a team of seasoned specialists and technicians. We partner with ecologists and transport planners on diverse green infrastructure and landscape projects for local authorities, universities, community trusts, and private commercial and public developers.
Address: Design West, 2nd Floor Studio, 16 Narrow Quay, Bristol BS1 4QA
Tel: 0117 318 1640
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Landsmith Associates, founded by director Sarah Jones-Morris, is a landscape architecture and urban design consultancy and limited company based in Bristol with projects in Wales and England. A multi-award winning firm, established in 2017 after gaining over 20 years of experience in established professional practice.
Landsmith Associates is a Landscape Institute Registered Practice, a member of the Bristol Equality Charter, and part of UK Landscape Architects Declare Climate & Biodiversity Emergency.
Green Infrastructure is the foundation of delivering the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
"Landsmith Associates unique approach, to an issue that has been unsolvable in-house, lent a fresh view of the situation and was represented in a manner that attracted the attention of senior managers within the institution."
Head of External Estates, University of Bristol
"We greatly valued Sarah’s constructive comments and ‘push’ to fully demonstrate the approach we are taking to retrofitting urban green spaces in Cornish towns for wellbeing, water, and wildlife benefits."
Cornwall County Council
"Your keen insight into The BID's sustainability objectives, coupled with your vast experience in managing external relationships and knowledge of global greening projects, greatly enhanced our final outcomes and drew widespread appreciation from stakeholders."
Redcliffe and Temple BID
Who we are
Sarah Jones-Morris | Director
BA Hons PG Dip MA UD FLI
Sarah is the Director of Landsmith Associates and an award-winning landscape architect and urbanist with over 20 years of experience in a diverse range of UK projects. Her expertise lies in incorporating health and nature in landscape and urban design projects of various scales, ranging from strategic landscape planning to the design of particular landscape and public realm spaces in cities and towns. Sarah played a crucial role in the award-winning Home of 2030 competition in 2020 and has been involved in retrofit street design master planning, urban regeneration mixed-use schemes, residential schemes, transport infrastructure, and public realm strategies.
She is a Fellow of the Landscape Institute, a Design Council Expert, a Building with Nature Associate Assessor, and a contributor to the Architecture Centre program. Sarah is also a co-founder of the Association of Collaborative Design, which aims to facilitate and improve community engagement knowledge and skills in the built and natural environment sector.
Sarah's recent works include the community design code for the We Can Make project with Knowle West Media Centre, Avalon Marshes Visitor Centre, Green Infrastructure Strategy for the University of Bristol, Redcliffe and Temple BID, and Totnes and Frog Marsh Public Art Project, Bristol. In addition, Sarah has judged awards such as the Pineapple Award and Riverside Sunderland Student Design Award and serves as a chair of the Landscape Institute Award. She is a public speaker and has participated in workshops and publications, including being selected as one of the Design Council’s Leading Women in Design. She founded Bristol Soundwalks in 2018 and is the UK Ambassador to the citizen science project, Hush City, on seeking tranquillity. In 2021, Sarah became a Design Council Expert.
Flavia Goldsworthy | Consultant
BA (Hons) MA LLI
Flavia runs an established landscape design consultancy. Her interests lie in exploring how an ecologically sensitive approach to design can lead to creating dynamic, elegant and inspiring spaces, which work for both humans and nature. She is passionate about the materials and relationships that make up the natural and made environment. Flavia takes great pride in understanding and working with the materials we use and champion British craftsmanship.
She has 18 years of practical design experience, including training from the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, BA Fine Art Sculpture from Brighton University, and an MA in Landscape Architecture from Greenwich University. She is also a visiting lecturer and tutor at the University of Gloucestershire, teaching Landscape Architecture BA and MA.
Flavia has undertaken projects across the UK and Worldwide and collaborates with other Designers, Landscape Architects, Architects, Scientists, Developers and Private Clients.
Duncan Hancox | Consultant
BA & MA (Hons) (Cant) MA (SOAS) Pg Dip (Cant) MSP Practitioner (programme management), Prince2 Practitioner (project management). Co-Active Coaching Practitioner, Social Value UK Practitioner (social impact)
Duncan has over 25 years of management consulting experience, specialising in policy development, strategy and planning, and programme management and evaluation. He combines analytical and collaborative skills and has a natural enthusiasm for problem-solving.
For much of his career, he has worked with government and healthcare organisations in the UK, Australia and the Middle East. Most recently, he developed a social impact framework to help retailers define and measure their social value. He has also written business cases for the NHS focusing on the social impact of new diagnostic provision in London.
As a Director in Deloitte Consulting’s Sydney office, he led several engagements with hospital groups to develop growth strategies based on technology innovation alongside frameworks to measure performance. He has also written business cases for the New South Wales government to establish a bicycle network in Sydney and expand contactless payment technology for public transport across the state.
Previously, he was Head of Business Transformation for Engine Service Design in Dubai. He led projects to design and implement customer-centred operating models in hospitals and an airport. Before this, he spent ten years with award-winning programme management consultancy Moorhouse Consulting in the UK.
Duncan has collaborated with Landsmith Associates on the University of Bristol External Estates Strategy and Green Infrastructure Framework and has provided strategy and programme management advice on several other projects.