About Us

B|D landscape architects are a design based consultancy with outstanding expertise in the field of public realm design and a growing reputation for contemporary landscape architecture, urban design and space-making.

We are a dynamic, energetic & dedicated firm of landscape architects committed to the integration of sustainable design to deliver amazing places. We have worked on some of the highest profile squares, streetscapes & campus renaissance projects in the country.

Our approach combines contemporary sustainable design with creative ecology looking to glean the unique genius loci from each place – our designs draw inspiration from the history, ecology, environment, use & character of the site.

We believe in creating extraordinary effects with ordinary things to deliver meaningful and much loved public spaces & places. We relish collaborating in multidisciplinary teams pushing the boundaries of contemporary design using technological innovation and sustainable materials.

We welcome input from local communities / stakeholders and believe this is the best and most satisfying means to deliver a successful and original scheme in which everyone can take pride and have a sense of ownership.

B|D was established in November 2008 and is a registered practice with the landscape institute.

B|D at the 2017 Landscape Institute Awards with our win for the Pond Club

About Us

B|D at the 2017 Landscape Institute Awards with our win for the Pond Club

B|D landscape architects are a design based consultancy with outstanding expertise in the field of public realm design and a growing reputation for contemporary landscape architecture, urban design and space-making.

We are a dynamic, energetic & dedicated firm of landscape architects committed to the integration of sustainable design to deliver amazing places.  we have worked on some of the highest profile squares, streetscapes & campus renaissance projects in the country.

Our approach combines contemporary sustainable design with creative ecology looking to glean the unique genius loci from each place – our designs draw inspiration from the history, ecology, environment, use & character of the site.

We believe in creating extraordinary effects with ordinary things to deliver meaningful and much loved public spaces & places.

We relish collaborating in multidisciplinary teams pushing the boundaries of contemporary design using technological innovation and sustainable materials.

We welcome input from local communities / stakeholders and believe this is the best and most satisfying means to deliver a successful and original scheme in which everyone can take pride and have a sense of ownership.

B|D was established in November 2008 and is a registered practice with the landscape institute.

Rob Beswick

Founder & Director

BA (Hons) Landscape Architecture (First Class) Dip LA (with distinction) CMLI
Landscape Institute Committee Member for Awards & Competitions
External Examiner at Leeds Beckett University
Trustee for Cheltenham Design Festival

Rob founded B|D landscape architects in 2008 having worked in London, Chicago, Bristol & Bath as a project landscape architect on many prestigious and award winning schemes.

Through a broad and diverse background he has worked on a range of internationally acclaimed, innovative and award-winning projects at Grant Assocates in Bath, Novell Tullett in Bristol, Townshend Landscape Architects in London and Hitchcock Design Group in Chicago.

As the founder and director of B|D, Rob’s interest lies in innovative contemporary design that can be seen evolve from sketches on the drawing board through the public engagement, planning and construction processes to finished projects on site enjoyed by the public that leave a sustainable legacy for the future.

Lindsay Beswick

Creative Director

BA (Hons) Landscape Architecture Dip LA (with distinction) CMLI

Lindsay joined B|D landscape architects in 2010 having worked in London, Chicago, and Bath as a project landscape architect on many prestigious and award winning schemes. She brings with her a wealth of creativity and design expertise having worked at EDCO in London, Hayden Bulin Larson in Chicago, & Macgregor Smith in Bath on well publicised and innovative public realm and educational projects.

Lindsay’s expertise lies in the initial design phase of projects and is well adept at creating public realm enhancements of the highest calibre. She is able also to bring these designs to life through the various phases of the project by her enthusiasm and eye for good design.

Lindsay Beswick

Creative Director

BA (Hons) Landscape Architecture Dip LA (with distinction) CMLI

Lindsay joined B|D landscape architects in 2010 having worked in London, Chicago, and Bath as a project landscape architect on many prestigious and award winning schemes. She brings with her a wealth of creativity and design expertise having worked at EDCO in London, Hayden Bulin Larson in Chicago, & Macgregor Smith in Bath on well publicised and innovative public realm and educational projects.

Lindsay’s expertise lies in the initial design phase of projects and is well adept at creating public realm enhancements of the highest calibre. She is able also to bring these designs to life through the various phases of the project by her enthusiasm and eye for good design.

Helen Kirk

Associate Landscape Architect

BA Landscape Architecture (first class) CMLI

Helen joined B|D landscape architects in April 2011 following completion of her first class honours degree at the University of Gloucestershire and was promoted to Associate in 2018 in recognition of her growing role within the firm.

Helen has built up great experience during her 7 years at B|D working on a range of award winning projects including schools, university campuses, hotels and high quality public realm projects including a number of phases of the King’s Cross Masterplan – including the ground-breaking Pond Club, House of Illustration and Tapper Walk.

She is particularly interested in the technical side of design work, in particular finding solutions to achieve high quality detailing – her rigour and attention to detail helped B|D win a 2014 Landscape Institute Award for the London South Bank University Public Realm and 2017 Award for the Kings Cross Pond Club.

Contact Helen

01684298582
07568 346353
hk@bdlandarch.com

Dimitrije Jankovic

Senior Landscape Architect

BSc Territory & Agroforestry Land Environment and
MA Landscape Architecture LMLI

Dimitrije joined B|D after four years working in Bath for the respected landscape firm Macgregor Smith where he gained valuable experience working on a range of high quality projects from concept to completion.

Dimitrije has led and supported a wide range of projects including urban public realm regeneration schemes, civic squares, retail destinations, high density mixed use residential schemes, playgrounds, resort master planning and business parks. Dimitrije is involved in all stages of project delivery from initial concept work through planning to completion on site.

Dimitrije has particular interest in the concept design and creative side of the project that evokes the character of the site, whilst putting a great attention to the detail and the technical side of design work. He is eager to ensure projects work with a human scale, encouraging users to dwell in the external spaces – combining taste and functionality to create distinctive landscapes.

Contact Dimitrije

01684 298 582
07710 831 472
dj@bdlandarch.com

Dimitrije Jankovic

Senior Landscape Architect

BSc Territory & Agroforestry Land Environment and
MA Landscape Architecture LMLI

Dimitrije joined B|D after four years working in Bath for the respected landscape firm Macgregor Smith where he gained valuable experience working on a range of high quality projects from concept to completion.

Dimitrije has led and supported a wide range of projects including urban public realm regeneration schemes, civic squares, retail destinations, high density mixed use residential schemes, playgrounds, resort master planning and business parks. Dimitrije is involved in all stages of project delivery from initial concept work through planning to completion on site.

Dimitrije has particular interest in the concept design and creative side of the project that evokes the character of the site, whilst putting a great attention to the detail and the technical side of design work. He is eager to ensure projects work with a human scale, encouraging users to dwell in the external spaces – combining taste and functionality to create distinctive landscapes.

Contact Dimitrije

01684 298 582
07710 831 472
dj@bdlandarch.com

Emma Gibson

Senior Landscape Architect

BA (Joint Hons) Landscape Architecture and Town Planning
MA in Landscape Architecture – Distinction   CMLI

Emma is a talented and enthusiastic landscape architecture graduate, joining B|D landscape architects in August 2013 after completing her undergraduate at The University of Sheffield, then returning to the company after gaining a distinction in her Masters in 2015.

Emma enjoys bringing together the technical elements of a design and putting her creative skills to use as part of the team at B|D. Her interests lie in the detailed design of public realm and educational schemes; combing functionality, practicality and flair to create distinctive landscapes to be cherished by users for years to come.

In 2018 having passed her professional exams she was promoted to Senior Landscape Architect in recognition of her growing role within the design studio.

Jenna Counsell

Senior Landscape Architect

BA (Hons) PG Dip Landscape Architecture, LMLI

Jenna joined B|D after over 3 years at LUC, where she gained valuable experience working across all project stages on a range of projects, including university campus, historic landscapes, business parks, commercial and residential schemes.

Jenna’s most recent experience includes a new waterside campus for the University of Northampton, where she contributed to campus wide planting and was heavily involved in the delivery of the new student village.

Jenna enjoys the initial stages of concept design, through to the technical detail required for a project to be realised. She is particularly interested in design as a tool to enhance people’s connections with their surroundings and the numerous benefits this has on our well-being.

Contact Jenna

01684 298 582
07731982320
jc@bdlandarch.com

Emma Gibson

Landscape Architect

BA (Joint Hons) Landscape Architecture and Town Planning
MA in Landscape Architecture – Distinction

Emma is a talented and enthusiastic landscape architecture graduate, joining B|D landscape architects in August 2013 after completing her undergraduate at The University of Sheffield, then returning to the company after gaining a distinction in her Masters in 2015.

Emma enjoys bringing together the technical elements of a design and putting her creative skills to use as part of the team at B|D. Her interests lie in the detailed design of public realm and educational schemes; combing functionality, practicality and flair to create distinctive landscapes to be cherished by users for years to come.

She is excited to see the implementation of projects to which she has contributed and has a desire to further establish herself as a landscape architect and grow with B|D.

Contact Emma

01684 298 582
eg@bdlandarch.com

Ella Scott

Landscape Architect

BSc Landscape Architecture and Ecology University of Sheffield
MA Landscape Architecture Birmingham City University

After graduating from The University of Sheffield in 2016 with an undergraduate degree in Landscape Architecture and Ecology, Ella joined B|D where she has worked on a wide range of projects from concept to construction. In 2018 she went on to attain her Master’s degree with distinction at BCU and receive the ‘Future Visions’ award.

Specialising in Ecology throughout her undergraduate degree provided Ella with a firm belief in the importance of creating landscapes which benefit both people and nature, and the delight found in creating spaces which inspire discovery and engagement with the natural world. This core value is one which she continues to explore and implement throughout her approach to Landscape Architecture.

Contact Ella

01684 298 582
es@bdlandarch.com

Chris Richardson

Landscape Architect

BA (Hons) Landscape Architecture
Dip LA University of Gloucestershire

Chris is a passionate landscape architect graduate, joining B|D landscape architects for a summer placement in 2016 then returning to the company in August 2017 after gaining his Diploma at the University of Gloucestershire.

Chris has previously worked at Hampton Court Palace Flower Show assisting with a variety of gardens. He has strong interests in creating contemporary designs in urban areas enhancing social spaces, pedestrian links and local biodiversity through diverse planting.

He is looking forward to developing his career with the team at B|D.

Contact Chris

01684 298 582
cr@bdlandarch.com

Chris Richardson

Landscape Architect

BA (Hons) Landscape Architecture
Dip LA University of Gloucestershire

Chris is a passionate landscape architect graduate, joining B|D landscape architects for a summer placement in 2016 then returning to the company in August 2017 after gaining his Diploma at the University of Gloucestershire.

Chris has previously worked at Hampton Court Palace Flower Show assisting with a variety of gardens. He has strong interests in creating contemporary designs in urban areas enhancing social spaces, pedestrian links and local biodiversity through diverse planting.

He is looking forward to developing his career with the team at B|D.

Contact Chris

01684 298 582
cr@bdlandarch.com

Catrin Menzies

Landscape Architect

BA Geography Swansea University

Catrin joined B|D following her conversion year to Landscape Architecture at the University of Gloucestershire and will complete her Masters at Birmingham City University. A degree in Geography has provided an understanding on global environmental and social issues which Catrin feels has assisted her when analysing and designing on a range of projects.

Catrin has a particular interest in how areas rich in history and culture can evolve to meet the needs of today while retaining and enhancing the existing landscape character through sensitive and innovative design.

She is eager to contribute to current projects and looks forward to developing further as a Landscape Architect at B|D.

Contact Catrin

01684 298 582
cm@bdlandarch.com