How we work
The practice ethos from the outset was to approach each site individually;
in terms of understanding the land, its needs and moreover unlocking its over-arching potential whilst still holding the spirit of the space and finding a balance.
Daithi brings his passion and focussed experience for articulate hardscape detailing, public realm and resilient design solutions. Linda’s captivation and interest lies with all things ‘softscape’ and in particular planting design and creating adaptive softscape solutions for varying conditions, all arising from her life-long love of the natural environment and ‘the garden’.
Who We Work With
Dublin City University
Dublin City Council
Cork City Council
Fingal County Council
Henry J Lyons
Irish Thoroughbred Breeders Association
Quintain Ireland Ltd.
Reddy Architecture & Urbanism
Scott Tallon Walker
Shannon Development Company
Waterford City Council
Daithi, a softly spoken Waterford City native, brings a wealth of landscape architectural experience and in-depth knowledge to the practice. His tried and tested formula of ‘listening’ to both land and client ensure that each site is dealt with on its individual merits and opportunities; whilst providing comfort to our clients that a considered and creative design solution is realised. He is keen to push the boundaries to achieve high quality adaptive and resilient design solutions; with a combining passion to promote and facilitate the well-being of future users.
Daithi’s formal professional education began in Cork in the mid 90’s with a Diploma in Architectural Technology, where his incredible passion for detailing emerged. He continued his education in Kingston University, London where he obtained a BA Degree and Post Grad. Diploma in Landscape Architecture.
Daithi quickly immersed himself in landscape architectural practice in Dublin, revelling particularly in public realm, hardscape design and quality finishes. Concurrently with gaining practice experience, he obtained further educational accolades in the form of an MA in Urban Design (UCD) as well as a Certificate of Competence in Accessibility Auditing (University of Ulster). Daithi holds full membership with the Irish Landscape Institute.
Outside of the landscape architectural ‘field’, this family man finds himself ‘side-line’ supporting Waterford Hurling as well as being a keen touring cyclist. He is at home at the sea, enjoys travel and sketching.
Linda, has a passion for the land, the garden, and the natural environment. From an early age, growing up on a south Wexford farm, this intrigue and fascination of all things ‘growing’ was fostered and encouraged. She has always been most at home propagating, harnessing and guiding ‘the garden’ and experimenting in creating uplifting plant combinations.
This passion influenced Linda on her journey of all things ‘landscape’ to attend the National Botanic Gardens (Dublin) in the mid-90’s where she emersed herself in its offerings and graduated with a Certificate in Amenity Horticulture. She then progressed to University College Dublin where she obtained an honors degree in Landscape Horticulture (BAgrSc). Upon graduation from University, Linda began to test and hone her skills in landscape architectural practices based in Dublin and Limerick. While in Limerick, Linda juggled Landscape Architecture with Practice Management – a skill which placed Linda in a unique position in terms of creating distinctive design solutions with a strong focus on project delivery.
Linda has a natural drive and sense of responsibility for ‘the land’, which ensures that all projects are seen as unique and valued spaces. Her strength lies in a detailed focus on ‘softscape’ ensuring that plant palettes are developed specifically for the scheme and end user; whilst always considering the influence and benefits of the surrounding flora. Linda champions the provision of a practical and balanced approach to all projects; this ideal is central to the practice’s ethos and is used to critique all projects as they emerge from the drawing board through to on site delivery.
With interests outside of work ranging from competitive tennis and gardening to sea swimming and duck rearing; Linda, a mother of two girls, brings a grounded attitude, determination and sense of humour to the office and to project teams which gets the best out of those around her. She encourages others to consider the civic nature of design, promotes the positive benefits of enhancing spaces and champions adaptive and resilient designs. Linda is a Chartered Member of the Landscape Institute (UK) and holds full membership with the Irish Landscape Institute.