News

 

Charlotte is completing her MA at the Plymouth College of Art, exploring her FarmFoodRoots research - how food-taste and quality reflects the terroir of a place.

 

She has already held soil and yoghurt tastings at local primary schools (promoting local and organic food farming), a South Hams AONB field study day, and has just presented a lecture on garden design for the Friends of Dartington.

 

Continues to be a trustee of CCANW (Center for Contemporary Art in the Natural World) based in Haldon Forest near Exeter.

 

Andrew is half way through his MA in Architectural Conservation at University of Plymouth - technical expertise invaluable for building and garden conservation.

 

Advice on the appropriate repair and restoration of private dwellings and historic elements of the built landscape will be a new consultancy service - enquiries welcome.

 

The practice has recently helped to win planning permission for a new iconic building in the South Hams; part of Alain de Botton's Living Architecure suite of holiday homes, aimed to provide a special design experience for the visitor, and designed by the famous Swiss architect Peter Zumpthor, designer of this year's Serpentine Pavilion.

 

And Following the success of Castle Drogo visitor centre in 2010 the Practice has won two new commissions with the National Trust; at the Avebury World Heritage Site and Buckland Abbey, home of Francis Drake.

Contact

 

 

 email. landscape@rathbonepartnership.co.uk

 

add. 29 Church Street

Modbury

South Devon

PL21 0QR

 

tel. 01548 830629

People

 

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.

 

directors

 

Andrew Rathbone BSc MA CMLI

 

Chartered Member of the Landscape Institute - 1986

Studying MA Archiectural Conservation University of Plymouth - 2010+

MA Landscape Design Sheffield University - 1980 - 82

BSc (Hons) Geography Loughborough University - 1977 - 80

 

Charlotte Rathbone MA MA CMLI

 

Chartered Member of the Landscape Institute - 1988

Studying MA Creative Practice Plymouth College of Art - 2009+

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.

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