Welcome to Open Spaces, Landscape Architects, Tree and Ecological Consultants.
Established in 1995, Open Spaces is now a medium-sized multi-disciplinary practice, specialising in all aspects of landscape, arboricultural and ecological consultancy. You can be confident that we will provide you with a fully integrated service covering all aspects of landscape design and consultancy, planning, ecology and tree related matters and whether you are an Architect, developer, builder or Planning Consultant, we can offer you and your project practical, pragmatic yet innovative advice and solutions, ensuring the fastest possible progression of your project through the planning system.
We are a Registered Practice with the Landscape Institute, our ecologists are all full members of CIEEM and our tree consultants are all qualified in arboriculture.
Open Spaces is committed to providing a comprehensive, approachable professional service, delivered within a time frame to suit our client. We believe in delivering the highest quality landscape, whatever the scale or nature of the project or budgetary constraints.
Graeme is a Chartered Landscape Architect, a Fellow of the Arboricultural Association and a BALI Registered Designer. With a career that includes working as Tree and Landscape Officer within a local authority and as a University lecturer in Landscape Architecture, Graeme’s experience and qualifications give him a unique holistic understanding of the three main areas of our business – landscape design, trees and planning.
Karolyn is a fully qualified (BSc Hons) Landscape Designer, qualified in Arboriculture to L4, Practice Manager and Member of Society of Garden Designers. With a background in marketing and a former career in the City, Karolyn takes the lead in soft landscape design while ensuring the smooth running of our commissions and all aspects of the office administration.
Adam has completed his Postgraduate Diploma in Landscape Architecture from Writtle University College and is now on the Landscape Institutes Pathway to Chartership with Graeme as his mentor. Prior to his studies he gained extensive experience within the landscape industry, working in a variety of roles from sports turf management to the design and build of private gardens. During his studies, Adam was Course Representative, design studio technician assisting and tutoring other students, and achieved an award for community excellence while sports representative for the Student Union. Within the practice Adam takes on a multitude of tasks but with his technological mind he takes the lead on larger development projects that often involve BIM management.
Having recently been awarded an MA in Landscape Architecture from Writtle University College, Wendy has a particular interest in the impact of new development on the landscape both visually and its impact on wellbeing. At Open Spaces, Wendy is developing her skills in LVA reporting and creates Soft and Hard Landscape plans along with supporting Biodiversity Enhancement and Soft Landscape Works documentation.
Sian has had a varied and exciting career with a breadth of experience across many industries. Graduating with a BSc(hons) in textile design from Huddersfield University she worked within the design field for several years before moving to the middle east and gaining experience in business administration. In recent years Sian has developed her keen interest and practical background in horticulture to become a horticultural advisor with the RHS and has now joined the Open Spaces team to assist in the smooth running of the office administration.
Dan is an ecological Consultant with over 14 years experience in a wide range of surveys and ecological work, including Preliminary Ecological Assessments, nesting, wintering and breeding birds, bats, badgers, dormice, great crested newts, reptiles and water voles. Dan has experience in mitigation design and managed many reptile and great crested newt translocations. Dan has a First Class Honours degree in Applied Ecology from University of East London and is a full member of CIEEM.