We co-create healthier and climate-resilient nature-based places using an evidence and ecosystem approach
Tel: 0117 318 1640
Landsmith Associates Ltd
Design West, 16 Narrow Quay,
Bristol, BS1 4QA
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Building with Nature Full Award for the One Lockleaze, Bristol
Avalon Marshes finalist for the CIRIA award 'Habitat Creation Project of the Year'
Thank You Award for Greening Eastside from Eastside Community Trust
Building with Nature Award for Making Space for Nature, Cornwall
Building with Nature Award for Our Health Meadow, Penarth Wales
Joint Winner of Homes 2030 RIBA Competition with Igloo Regeneration
2017 Berkhamsted Cemetery Bench Competition, Highly Commended
Torbay Masterplan, National RTPI Award Shortlist
Trinity St David National RTPI Award Shortlist
@Nicholas Pearson Associates
St Antony's College, Oxford
RICS South East Awards, High Commendation, Civic Trust Award
BALI Principal National Award Oxford Preservation Trust Award
Civic Trust Award
Trelowarren Estate, Cornwall
RICS South West Awards and The Times Winner
Bath Spa Hotel
National BALI Award
How we work
Landsmith Associates, a renowned award-winning firm founded by director Sarah Jones-Morris, is a landscape architecture and urban design consultancy. Established in 2017, Landsmith specialises in developing nature-based solutions that prioritise climate resilience, wildlife, and the well-being of communities.
Our commitment extends across all project stages, embedding engagement as a standard service to emphasise social value and neighbourhood resilience.
At Landsmith Associates we:
Our expertise lies in retrofitting urban landscapes on existing estates, streets, spaces and brownfield sites
Aim for to achieve a minimum 30% biodiversity net gain
The heart of all projects is to co-create climate resilience, promote water sensitivity and neutrality, and human- and nature-centred cities, estates, neighbourhoods, streets, and places.
Focus on a systems-based and evidence-led design process, and we incorporate digital technology into our thinking and methodology.
From urban green infrastructure retrofitting to on-site construction, we collaborate with local authorities, community groups, and commercial developers, ensuring transparency and open communication for successful project delivery.
Landsmith Associates is composed of a collective of seasoned specialists and technicians. We collaborate with multi-disciplines on landscape projects, aligning with environmental, social, and governance targets and strategies for resilient, biodiverse, and net-zero estate management striving toward achieving SDGs. Our core values of collaboration and transparency guide us in completing projects on time and within budget, ensuring lasting value for our clients.
Noteworthy projects, including the Redcliffe and Temple BID Green Infrastructure Action Plan, Totnes Green Infrastructure Strategy, University of Bristol Green Infrastructure Framework, and the University of Bristol Green Infrastructure Framework, Avalon Marshes Visitor Centre and Home of 2030 showcase our dedication to sustainable and resilient design.
"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
"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 & Temple BID, 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
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 Auditor and 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.