Jed Cracknell

    As an Associate Architect Designer at Cracknell Jed has worked on the design, production & BIM development of projects throughout Europe and the Middle East. His experience in both the disciplines of Architecture and Landscape promotes a holistic design approach where a strong collaboration between the disciplines is encouraged to ensure the best is achieved out of a project. Jed plays a key role in establishing quality and adherence to industry standards whilst managing design projects in BIM.

    Justine Dowsing

    Justine has 22 years’ experience in Landscape Architecture across the UK, Europe, MENA and India as a practicing landscape architect, bid coordinator, marketing specialist and graphic designer. She leads Cracknell’s marketing activities as well as contributing to business development, graphic communication and proposal writing. Maintaining and strengthening the practice’s links with the Landscape Institute she looks to build on Cracknell’s UK landscape design roots.

    Having a keen interest in cultural heritage, native ecology and the value of beauty in the public realm, Justine has a wealth of experience in designing for sensitive landscapes, contributing to UNESCO Nomination Dossiers and creating visual communication material for global World Heritage Sites. She actively engages in proliferating Cracknell’s knowledge gained from maintaining liveble landscapes in inhospitable climes to Europe, as the profession acts on its responsibility to reduce and mitigate the effects of climate change.

    Hudson’s Place, London, United Kingdom

    landscape design Hudson’s Place, London, United Kingdom

    Reactivating this forgotten open space adjacent to Victoria Station and a new mixed-use tower, a successful and vibrant covered square was designed that enhanced the character and layered heritage.

     

    Set in the midst of the busy Victoria BID and Station area in Westminster this space had become a back alley for parking. The building of the new tower created an opportunity to revive the area and make a vibrant spot to wait for a train with café spill-out, street entertainment and under arch boutique retail. The brief looked to fulfil the principles of the BID by improving the pedestrian environment, character and culture with a lively events program and inclusive opportunities for play.

    Taking inspiration from the restless station platform activity of yesteryear and the historic focal points used to guide visitors on their journey, the street was designed as a series of flowing, engaging moments and experiences varying from conservatory, arcade, garden and lounge to stage. A raised pub-bar was added to create a viewing platform and eye-catching focal point for the space without compromising the visibility to the streets beyond.

     

    Drawing from the flowing lines of train tracks used as a design theme in the new architecture, lines were brought into the landscape to both subdivide and link spaces together. Planting was introduced to create an attractive setting for the retail and give privacy to the café tables and bar, whilst allowing pedestrians to walk through with ease.

     

    Bespoke seating with a design nod to heritage railway carriages and use of industrial robust materials completed the feel of this rejuvenated London street. 

    Florante Casal

    Florante ‘Jay’ Casal, Jr. is an accomplished registered Architect with over 17 years’ experience in landscape design and project management in Asia, Australia, and Papua New Guinea.

    He is a member of the United Architects of the Philippines and is committed to building professional and high-quality design solutions that satisfy the needs of the clients. His passion is for creating well-planned spaces that inspire, uplift and connect people with nature.

    Kunaal Parmar

    Kunaal has over 15 years’ design experience working in the UK, Europe and the Middle East. As a Senior Associate in London, he has helped mentor and develop the growing team and leads the delivery of a range of large-scale retail, luxury and mixed-use developments as well as private residences for high-net-worth individuals. Kunaal’s passion and expertise focuses on the quality of user experience.

    His knowledge of luxury hospitality development helps him to orchestrate and choreograph human and landscape interaction to create welcoming environments.

    East India Dock

    Bringing a dockland to life with modern design and classic style

     

    In the heart of London, a stones throw from the prestigious Canary Wharf and surrounded by some of the most innovative quarters of London is East India Dock. Cracknell was appointed for all hard and soft landscape design and supervision services for this office development situated within the old East India Dock site.

     

    The design incorporates a canal-style water feature, which consists of one arm of an L-shaped canal, lined by trees, crossed by humped, metal footbridges, and containing fountains. Post and chain balustrading reflect the Docklands heritage. Framing the canal is an avenue of lime trees which provide shaded seating adjacent to the water’s edge. 

     

    Cracknell also worked closely with the sculptor, David Jacobsen, who was commissioned to create all the public art for the project.

    © Photography by Helen Jermyn

    Daniel Corteza

    Daniel Corteza is a registered Architect and has been practicing Landscape Architecture for more than 24 years. He has extensive experience in hotel & resort planning, retail & residential landscape design, streetscape, and urban landscape design.

    He has been involved in the design of numerous completed landscape projects in Hong Kong, Southeast Asia, and China. He also has technical knowledge and experience in detail design and construction.

    Daniel is passionate about delivering the project’s vision through creative and innovative solutions from inception until completion.

    Marco Lumare

    Marco is an Associate at Cracknell with 15 years’ international experience. He is a registered Architect with a strong background in landscape architecture of large scale mixed-use, urban design, masterplanning and hospitality projects. He has a key role in the design process through to construction with project experience throughout the MENA region and Europe.

    Marco is passionate about the creation of exceptional, resilient landscapes, focusing on sustainability and the user experience. His knowledge of the construction process and attention to details is the key to delivering extraordinary projects preserving the integrity of the concept design.

    Rollo Bagarino

    With over 22 years’ experience in the architectural and landscape design industry both in the Philippines and China, Rollo has had the good fortune to experience the varied roles of Client/Developer, Landscape Contractor, Project Manager and Design Consultant. This has allowed him to approach each project from multiple points of view and appreciate the different facets of the industry.

    Trained in Architecture, he has applied this background in a career focusing on Landscape Design, Planning and related aspects. A well-rounded knowledge of different design styles enables Rollo to adapt to the various needs of a Project. Design quality, work efficiency and a multi-disciplinary approach, along with recognition of modern design and technological trends are his core principles as a landscape professional.

    Martine Jabbour

    Martine’s philosophy is to connect people with nature through creative yet sustainable
    landscape design. Her architectural background, attention to detail, ingenious use of
    materials, and artist’s sensitivity all contribute to her cutting edge design leadership.

    With over 15 years’ experience of international, interdisciplinary design, Martine’s
    work is not only beautiful and well-researched, but also responds to the unique sense
    of place and mood in the urban environment. She is multilingual with exceptional
    interpersonal skills, and is a positive shaper of Cracknell’s team dynamics.