Diriyah Gate Bujairi Streetscapes

    These sensitively designed streetscapes within the setting of the At-Turaif WHS emphasise the extraordinary sense of place whilst respectfully providing routes through a culturally significant landscape that minimise archaeological erosion. 

    Cycle paths and walkways are lined with native grasses, palm trees and locally sourced stone. Designed to be inundated by infrequent natural flood events, stone terraces lift the streetside linear parks above the main flood level. This design met the challenge of integrating the spaces with the Formula E street racing circuit, creating a truly flexible urban environment. 

    Green Riyadh

    We developed Design Guidelines for Riyadh City, covering nearly 2000km2, setting, specific strategic KPI’s for urban greening and shade and thermal comfort of city and neighbourhood parks, wadis, educational and health and wellbeing institutions, government areas, and roads and streetscapes.


    Development of plant supply strategy, nursery management and irrigation for sustainable achievement of Design Guide goals towards Saudi Vision 2030.

    Sean Patterson

    Sean’s career as a design professional in North America and the Middle East spans 25 years. He began working with award winning boutique firms in America and emigrating to the Middle East 15 years ago where he had the opportunity to work for large international multidisciplinary firms on a broad spectrum of projects.

    As a Senior Associate Landscape Architect at Cracknell, Sean’s role is to manage the Abu Dhabi team and their work on a broad scale of landscape and urban design projects from concept through construction stages. Sean considers the role of Landscape Architects to be as stewards of the land, and he is keenly interested in public realm projects which focus on ecological and social sustainability.

    Riyadh Front

    At nearly a kilometre long a cooling, partly covered landscape of plazas, gathering spaces and terraced lakes enhanced by vibrant lighting disperses footfall and encourages exploration, providing a high-quality lifestyle experience for visitors.

    With the KSA 2030 sustainability goals at its core, Riyadh Front looks to boost social engagement and outdoor living encouraging a healthy lifestyle.

    King Salman Park

    Competition winning design for a new heart of the city fostering Saudi productivity, creativity, and innovation for future generations – the park will be a destination that celebrates arts, culture, sports, entertainment, and innovation in a richly planted setting that will act as a green lung for the capital.

    The Park will integrate with and enhance the adjacent city fabric by extending landscape ‘tendrils’ linking it to surrounding neighbourhoods and, by the Metro system, to the wider city. The extensive open spaces will reflect and enhance local character, culture and planting, and provide inter-connected immersive experiences through visitor attractions such as museums and botanical gardens.

    Riyadh Metro

    Transforming a car-dependent city into a multi-modal urban environment, the public realm landscapes related to Riyadh Metro create walkable, connected and distinctive urban spaces.

    With 85 stations spanning 176 kilometres, the $22.5 billion project is transforming residents’ lives and habits, and saving nearly 250,000 car trips a day. 33 km of public space surrounding the metro supports the mission of creating a healthier urban environment where walking, cycling, and public transportation are the norm.


    Lined with hundreds of thousands of trees and plants, wide, shaded footpaths are pedestrian-friendly and offer a platform for public art. The triangular form design the region is known for was threaded into details in the bespoke furniture, stitching the public realm into the architectural character of the city.

    Prince Turki Road

    Designed around SMART city principles this key arterial road in western Riyadh is given a renewed emphasis on public realm with shaded pocket parks and retail spill out.

    Paths and tracks meander through taking cyclists and pedestrians on a tree-lined journey away from vehicular traffic. A new sculptural bridge will connect both sides of the road creating a socially connected hive of activity.