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.

Mark McDowall

Director

Mark is a Registered Landscape Architect with the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects with significant experience in the advocacy of public realm improvements at both strategic and project delivery levels. A dedicated practitioner of Landscape Architecture with over 18 years experience he has practiced throughout Australia, Ireland and the UK both within the public and private sector.

His career to date has focused primarily on the design and delivery of waterfronts, civic / urban places, Streetscapes and educational institutions, some of which have received notable accolades for design excellence at national and international events.

Note worthy project work includes: – The Australian Garden, Cranbourne, Victoria (Aus) – The Perth Waterfront Project, Perth (Aus) – Queens University East West Pedestrain Link, Belfast, NI (UK) – Sydney University Public Domain, Sydney (Aus) – Athlone West Streetscape Regeneration, Athlone, Co.Westmeath (Irl) – Blacktown Civic Plaza and Streetscape, Blacktown, Sydney (Aus) – Dock 5, Docklands Waterfront, Melbourne, Victoria (Aus)

Marks’ core skills include : Urban Design, Landscape Architecture, Strategic thinking, Master planning, Project Management, Construction supervision, Tender and Construction Documentation and production of high quality presentation material.