HarrisonStevens strengthens senior design team

Landscape Architects and Urban Designers, HarrisonStevens, have announced two key promotions at the Edinburgh-based studio. Liz Leech and Neil Bancroft, both former Senior Landscape Architects, have been named as Associates following successful project wins and a healthy portfolio of work leading into 2021/22.

Before joining HarrisonStevens in 2018, Liz worked on a diverse portfolio of projects across the UK, and over the past three years has led on key public realm and healthcare projects, including the recently completed Greenock Health Care Centre. Her particular interest is in designing beautiful functional spaces that integrate indoor and outdoor spaces to enhance the natural environment.

Neil Bancroft joined the studio in 2020, bringing his significant experience of working on horticultural and ecological projects across the globe. His nature based solutions approach with specific interest in utilising natural capital assessment will support the Edinburgh studio as it continues to focus on promoting and improving biodiversity across the project portfolio.

Mike Harrison, HarrisonStevens Co-Founder and Creative Director, said:

“These promotions reflect the skills and expertise that both Liz and Neil bring to the studio. Their passion and drive to pursue creative sustainable solutions that link people, place and nature, has been key to delivering high-quality legacy projects for our clients.”

“Both will be instrumental in the continued growth of the practice as we enhance our approach to protecting natural resources, promoting biodiversity and delivering excellent projects.”

Formed in 2010, and employing an expert team of landscape architects, urban designers and spatial planners, the award-winning company has built an international reputation for exploring and maximising the unique potential of every site, including streetscapes, campuses, regeneration schemes, parks and green/blue infrastructure active travel corridors that enhance biodiversity and are rooted in their locations and communities.