Introducing Gustafson Porter + Bowman
London, United Kingdom | 2017
Award-winning landscape practice which has designed projects including the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain and Old Market Square, Nottingham recognises the role of Mary Bowman
Gustafson Porter becomes Gustafson Porter + Bowman in January 2017. The change of name reflects the evolving nature of the growing practice and the pivotal role Mary Bowman has played in its development since joining in 2002. It also reflects the wider ownership of the practice by its partners: Kathryn Gustafson, Neil Porter, Mary Bowman, Sibylla Hartel and Donncha O Shea.
The innovative landscape architecture practice was established in 1997 when the acclaimed landscape architect Kathryn Gustafson opened an office with architect Neil Porter. The design work the partnership produces continuously pushes the boundaries of landscape design, and is known for its sensual and sculptural features.
Spanning climate zones, geographical characters, historical and cultural backgrounds, the partnership's exciting and varied projects include the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial in Hyde Park, Cultuurpark Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam, Old Market Square in Nottingham, Zeytouneh Square and Harbour Square in Beirut, and the first ever landscape installation at the 11th Venice Architecture Biennale in 2008.
The 34-strong practice is currently working on projects in the UK including International Quarter London in Stratford for
Lend Lease, Rathbone Square in Central London for Great Portland Estates, Chelsea Barracks for Qatari Diar and projects overseas including Europea Neo Brussels, Museumpark Rotterdam, Marina One in Singapore and Taikoo Place in Hong Kong.