Johnny Park

Director

Johnny is a Chartered Landscape Architect and founding Director of Park Hood. He qualified in London with First class Honours in 1993. He now operates within both the Belfast and London offices working alongside Architects and Developers to deliver high quality innovative and practical landscape solutions.

With over 20 year experience working both in the UK and Internationally, Johnny’s projects range from private to urban scale. A specialist in the activation and regeneration of urban sites, Johnny has delivered the award winning landscape for the Kempinski hotel in Prague and Confederation Square in Bratislava (see projects section). He is currently working in Central London on various large scale private demesnes.

Johnny is actively involved in all aspects of the project delivery from design inception, to site implementation, creating gardens and urban landscapes that blur the line between the natural and built environment.

Stuart Hood

Director

Stuart has 25 years post Landscape Institute Chartership experience and has worked within all sectors of Landscape Architecture including Public and Private Sector Contracts, PFI Tender awarded commissions, Design and Build, Design development projects, traditional procurement and NEC3 Contract procurement.

Stuart has worked within the Uk and the Middle East delivering large capital expenditure projects and more recently within Ireland delivering projects in excess of £1m Capital spend. More specifically Stuart has been involved with the delivery of Urban Design / Landscape Architecture for public realm projects including Newry Town Centre Phase 2 (£1.8m) Lurgan Town Centre Phase 2 (£2m) Portlaoise Civic Park (£3m), Athlone Streetscape (£6m) and the public realm East/West pedestrian corridor through the main Queens University Lanyon Campus Belfast (£1.5m).

Stuart’s role and responsibility for all projects is to act as the key client interface within our office and to co-ordinate project delivery to ensure all are adequately resourced to meet the various key milestone dates during the project development.

Mark Johnston

Director

Mark is a Chartered Landscape Architect with 18 years experience in both the public and private sectors. He is a Director at Park Hood responsible for the day to day management of landscape architects working on a variety of schemes including education, public realm, health care and residential development.

He has extensive experience in creating attractive and robust contemporary landscapes to meet the needs of a wide range of clients and users. Mark has developed particular experience in the Public Realm, education and health sectors. Notable current schemes include the design and implementation of public realm projects in Newry, Lurgan, Ballynahinch, Dungannon and Lisburn, the new Emergency Department at Antrim Area Hospital, a new School of Biological Sciences and International Student Accommodation for Queen’s University and the creation of a new Shared Space at Valley Park for Newtownabbey Borough Council as part of the EU Shared Space Programme.

Mark is well versed in dealing with mature, complex sites where key landscape features need to be retained and existing uses, services or facilities must be maintained during the construction period.

Andrew Bunbury

Director

Andrew is a Chartered Landscape Architect who has worked in the UK, Ireland and Europe since graduating in the 1990’s. Andrew joined Park Hood in 2006 and became Director of Park Hood Environmental Ltd. in 2012 which has a remit that include Landscape and Visual Assessment, Landscape Masterplanning and related planning advice.

Assessment and advice has been undertaken for numerous renewable energy projects including over 100 single wind turbine and 15 wind farm projects, hydro-electric schemes, Solar/PV farms, EFW Plants and AD projects. Other works have involved public realm design, schools / university campus, national road schemes, marinas, residential schemes, flood prevention, quarries, recreational/amenity projects and waste/landfill sites. We frequently present these projects to Councils, Planning Departments and at Public / Community Consultations.

Andrew is currently on the EPLANI Committee (Environmental and Planning Law Association of Northern Ireland). He served on the committee of The Landscape Institute NI from 1999 to 2006 and maintains an active role with the Branch. He is on the Committee for the RSUA Perspective Magazine (since 2006) writing bi-monthly articles on exemplar landscape architecture and design projects.

David Watkiss

Director

David has been a Chartered Landscape Architect since 2001. In his current role, he has been instrumental in procuring, managing staff resourcing/ project budgets, leading the design and implementation of high quality projects in Ireland, Northern Ireland, England and Scotland.

David has been involved in many high profile quality landscape schemes and where he was Lead Designer for the Custom House Square project, Lagan Law Courts, Belfast Harbours City Quays projects, Titanic Quarter public realm schemes, for Abercorn Basin and Hamilton Dock, Station Square Portrush, Peoples Park, Portadown,.

He has built up excellent working relationships with Clients, Integrated Design Teams and Contractors from the Public and Private sector.

David’s responsibilities include liaising with Clients and managing a team of  Landscape Designers. David  manages cost budgeting and projected sales forecasts, whilst designing domestic and commercial projects.

In recent years he has managed teams of Landscape Architects delivering over £350m of public/private sector funded capital projects. David has accumulated a wealth of experience across many design sectors within the built environment, ranging from Environmental Improvement and Regeneration Projects, Masterplanning, Visual Impact Studies, Hospital/Educational developments, Residential Housing schemes, Community Design Schemes, Strategy Mapping, Cycleway Design, Coastal Park and Golf Course design.