Jack Marshall is a qualified Landscape Architect and the co-founder of SEED Landscape Design Limited. He has a passion for nature and through his work enjoys exploring how it can be woven into peoples’ everyday lives.
At SEED, Jack has been responsible for a number of award-winning community led schemes including SOAR Works in Sheffield with Architecture00 (RIBA North East Regional Award 2010) and Manor Works in Sheffield with Architecture00 (RIBA North East Regional Award 2014, RIBA National Award 2014). He has also been involved in successful design competition entries including Prescot Market Place, Merseyside with Mark Wray Architects (RIBA competition winner 2017) and Homerton College Dining Hall, Cambridge with Feilden Fowles (competition winner 2017). In 2014 Jack was also part of the team responsible for the first successful NPPF Paragraph 55 planning application in Mendip.
Prior to founding SEED, Jack worked for Dan Pearson Studio on a number of high profile public realm projects including the design of a new roof garden for the Evelina Children’s Hospital in London with Hopkins Architects (Stirling Prize 2006, shortlisted) and the garden for the Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centre at Charing Cross Hospital in London with Richard Rogers (Stirling Prize 2009, winner).
Between 2000 and 2004, Jack worked at EDCO Design in London where he was part of an expanding team covering a variety of urban design and public space developments. These included the Triton Square development at Regents Place in London with British Land (Civic Trust Award 2004, winner), the Greenpark development in Reading, and a scheme for the design and future management of 350 hectares of land along the River Kennet and the Kennet & Avon Canal.
Jack is a member of the Landscape Institute and an occasional lecturer/tutor at Bath University. In his spare time he balances spending time with his family, running and exploring.
John Libert is a qualified Garden Designer and the co-founder of SEED Landscape Design Limited. He has a background in high-end garden design and large landscape design projects. John is an extremely knowledgeable plantsman with a passion for plants.
At SEED, John’s projects have included a successful NPPF Paragraph 55 planning application for The Lighthouse Estate in Frome and a RIBA competition-winning scheme for the Woodland Trust’s Langley Vale Visitor Hub. His current projects include two new NPPF Paragraph 55 planning applications within the Cotswolds AONB and a 25 unit housing development on the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park with Loyn + Co, alongside numerous private estate and garden projects.
Prior to founding SEED, John was the senior designer at Dan Pearson Studio, running a wide range of private and public projects. Public projects included the Millennium Forest, a 200 ha ecological park in Hokkaido, Japan; Hamadayama, a high density residential development in Tokyo; and Kellogg College, a new Oxford University College Campus. Private projects included The Old Rectory at Naunton, Gloucestershire and the first successful PPS7 application for South Farm, a contemporary country house and equestrian centre in NE Lincs with Fielden Clegg Bradley Architects.
John originally studied Fine Art and then worked in the music business as a Sound Engineer, Producer and Musician before pursuing a career in landscape design. He is still loves music, writing and performing in his spare time.
Kirsty Dougall graduated from The University of Sheffield with a first class degree in Landscape Architecture with Ecology. She was the first to join Jack and John at SEED and has a passion for gardening.
Kirsty’s work at SEED includes supporting John on NPPF Paragraph 55 planning applications and Jack on urban design projects in addition to managing her own projects. She has designed and supervised the construction of a new garden for a Bath hotel; designed and is currently supervising construction works for a new garden and small-holding on the edge of Bristol; and is about to start design work on a new garden for a family outside Bath.
Kirsty has a great plant knowledge and is a talented artist, both of which enrich our work at SEED.
Prior to SEED Kirsty worked as a gardener at both Knightshayes National Trust Gardens and Sherborne Castle Gardens. In her spare time she helps to run a gardening club for local children, rows, walks and gardens.
Bobbie has a background in architecture, having completed both her Bachelors and Masters degrees at the University of Bath.
Bobbie is currently working on Homerton College Dining Hall, Cambridge with Jack. She has also started working on Prescot Market Place and a private garden in Sevenoaks.
As part of her work experience, she spent over 2 years working for Macgregor Smith on a variety of urban design and public realm projects, harnessing an interest in landscape architecture and sustainability. She also completed a 9 month placement at Stonewood Design where she primarily worked on a Museum of the Garden and several private residences. Most recently, Bobbie has spent time designing and project managing the renovations of her home and garden.
Some of Bobbie’s past projects include a mixed use masterplan for the North Street Quarter in Lewes; a masterplan for Pujiang Hi-Tech Park, a 42 ha technology campus in Shanghai; Forbury Place in Reading, a business centre with public realm spaces and roof terraces; Monmouth Gateway in Wales, a public space and riverside amenity, and The Museum of the Garden in Hadspen, Somerset.
Bobbie has strong detail design, CAD and 3D computer skills. She enjoys spending time outdoors running and hiking, and in her spare time does portraiture and painting.
Jess recently graduated from Leeds Beckett University with a first class degree and is the newest member of the team. She will be with us for a year as part of her diploma course at Leeds. She will primarily be supporting Bobbie and Kirsty and is currently working 2 new garden projects and 2 para 55 applications including LVIA work.
Jess is a talented artist, a creative designer and has carried out voluntary work during the Summer holidays at RHS Harlow Carr and National Trust Brimham Rocks.