Since establishment in 1995, the practice has always aimed for high quality design in new and restoration projects of all types and scales, rural and urban, working primarily within Devon and Cornwall.
Andrew Rathbone BSc MA CMLI PgDip
Chartered Member of the Landscape Institute - 1986
PgDip Architecture Conservation (Distinction) University of Plymouth - 2012
MA Landscape Design Sheffield University - 1980 - 82
BSc (Hons) Geography Loughborough University - 1977 - 80
Charlotte Rathbone MA MA CMLI MA
Chartered Member of the Landscape Institute - 1988
MA Creative Practice Plymouth College of Art - 2011
MA Landscape Design Sheffield University - 1983 - 85
MA (Hons) Geography Cambridge University - 1979 - 82
Both have worked widely in the UK, including some years in the Far East, developing knowledge of international hard and soft landscape design, masterplanning down to the detail of construction and planting; including tree transplanting techniques, tendering and contract management, statutory requirements, land management, landscape assessment and public consultation.
The approach is an energetic personal commitment to a project and team, bringing with them imaginative design, crisp thinking, a serious consideration of the environment and design implications, and a thorough knowledge of traditional and modern materials.
Verbal presentation skills are complimented by traditional drawing craft (much preferred as presentation media) as well as modern CAD techniques.
A telephone call will find Charlotte or Andrew who will be delighted to spend time, explaining how to commission the Practice and to discuss client ambitions.
National Memorial Arboretum (Staffordshire): with Walter Jack Studios and Simon Holden Structures (famous for the Kelpies sculpture) we are currently designing the setting for the new National Police Memorial.
Plymouth School of Creative Art at Millbay is now fully open, is very red and features in the September Architects Journal (architects FieldenCleggBradley).
Charlotte is involved with organising/presenting the Summer 2016 Sharpham/Schumacher symposium Language, Landscape & the Sublime, to celebrate Capability Brown's tricentennial.
Andrew is on the Plymouth Architectural Trust committee and the Cornwall Design Review Panel.
Our Swinhay Mansion parkland-garden-lake feature in BBC Sherlock Holmes Series3/episode3 (now re-broadcast, starring Benedict Cumberbatch & Martin Freeman) and in National newspapers (see Country Gardens).
Tate St.Ives roof garden for the gallery's Phase 2 extension is programmed to complete in 2016; and EDF Energy's HQ near Bridgwater for their new Hinkley Cpower station is now finished (submitted for a Civic Trust Award).
Alain de Botton's Living Architecture scheme at Chivelston in the South Hams, designed by the famous Swiss architect Peter Zumthor (Serpentine Pavilion and RIBA Gold Medal winner) is onsite, with us supplying the site design; completing end 2016.
'We wouldn't be where we are without the support and design input from the Rathbone Partnership'
Father James & the Head Gardener speaking of our designs for the Monastic Gardens and St.Cuthberts Conference Centre at Buckfast Abbey.
'The Rathbone Partnership have outlasted all the different architectural practices we have employed..tackling diverse projects with enthusiasm and design flare'
Lawrence Butler Devington Homes
'The attention to the detail has paid off....an excellent end result that does not detract from the grand prominence and the 'classy' feel to the main building setting'
Mark Evans (Plymouth Planning Services) of The Grand Hotel redevelopment on The Hoe.
The house looks fine ...YOUR GARDEN looks amazing(!)...it is really coming into its own'.
Jane Lawson private client of Rectory Barn.
'On both projects you delivered a scheme of high calibre which showed a good understanding of the clients needs...it was an absolute pleasure to work with Rathbone Partnership and would highly recommend them'
David Bailey (National Trust General Manager, Herefordshire) of Croft Castle & Castle Drogo.
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