welcome to cracknell

Cracknell is one of the leading international landscape architecture and urban design practices in the world. Founded in 1987, we have completed numerous projects that span the Middle East, Europe, Africa and Asia. We are renowned for delivering world-class, unique and practical design solutions, underpinned by a company ethos that is focused on quality, project delivery and commitment to our clients.

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The breadth of services we offer our clients, demonstrate why Cracknell is one of the preferred planning and landscape architecture practices in the Middle East.

Our award-winning planning and urban design team develop visionary frameworks with an emphasis on enhancing our urban living. Extending this vision, Cracknell’s landscape design teams focus on creating value for our clients, ensuring that beyond an aesthetically- pleasing design the solution is functional, relevant and sustainable.

Complementing these core services are Cracknell’s horticulture and irrigation experts as well as outstanding lighting designers; all of whom collaborate with the design teams from the inception of each project, ensuring our clients receive an exceptional design solution. Our project management and quantity surveying service supports those larger projects, ensuring that clients’ budget and design expectations are met.

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Cracknell celebrates its 5th anniversary in qatar
admin | 12 February

Leading landscape architecture, planning and urban design practice reflects on 5 years of building an impressive portfolio of world-class design solutions across Qatar.

With its roots in the UK, e...

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Cracknell appointed to provide full landscape services for phase 1 of the d3 development
Admin | 04 February

Cracknell has been appointed to provide full landscape services for phase 1 of the d3 development, Dubai's new design district. The scope of work involves developing the design concept through to o...

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Behind-the-scenes with our design support team
Admin | 07 November

With a wealth of experience, Cracknell’s design support team plays an integral role in the design process. The x-factor in our designs is added by this team, who refine and enhance the concept and ...

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what do people say about us?

"Meraas has appointed Cracknell on a range of developments across the commercial and hotel sectors and throughout our association they have focused on developing a strong working relationship with us. It’s this spirit of partnership that has enabled them to consistently gain an in-depth understanding of each brief and realise our vision for the particular  project.

Their designs have a true international flavour reflective of global trends, and are indeed innovative. Of particular interest, is how the social and economic context of Cracknell’s designs complement so well the urban focus of our developments.

We have been delighted with the collaborative approach that underpin Cracknell’s services and look forward to further building on this very solid working relationship."

Uros Markovic, Head - Architecture, Meraas Holding

what do people say about us?

"Well done to the Cracknell team for your hard work and dedication over the past months on the Za'abeel Palace project. From the concept design through to on-site completion, the team have done an outstanding job and we could not have met the project milestones without your collaborative efforts.   

We have worked with Cracknell many times before and there is always a true sense of ‘partnership’ with every project. In addition to consistently delivering innovative design solutions, the teamwork spirit, genuine concern for delivering within agreed milestone dates as well as an appreciation of budgetary constraints, makes it a real pleasure to deal with Cracknell” 


Ulrik Lauenbach, Head of Design Management - Special Projects, Engineer’s Office