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Reimagining the purpose of the university estate

LDA Design Board Director, Bernie Foulkes, will take part in Westminster Higher Education Forum’s discussion on the priorities for the future development of university estates. The event will explore the key themes of competition, local growth and regeneration, and future proofing. Bernie will discuss how universities can harness the power of the public realm to Read more

Understanding the living landscape

Does anyone really understand how forests will respond to the rise in carbon dioxide? At the moment, for example, 425 different insects call oak trees ‘home’; how many will survive increased levels of CO2? New data-driven insight will come from a ground-breaking study recently featured on the BBC’s The One Show. LDA Design helped gain Read more

New Highlands manufacturing plant gets council approval

Highland councillors have approved plans for a new GFG Alliance alloy car wheel factory, near Fort William in Scotland. Production of up to two million wheels a year could begin as early as 2020, creating up to 400 direct new jobs. The design proposal by creative consultants Keppie and LDA Design is part of a Read more

Ideas worth spreading: LDA Design Board Director gives TEDx

Today’s the day! LDA Design Board Director Alister Kratt delivers his TEDx talk on how we can think more positively about major new infrastructure if we stop seeing it through the lens of pure economics and start viewing it through the lens of people and place. TEDx is a programme of local events that bring Read more

Is MIPIM a chance to press reset?

MIPIM is a chance to have good conversations. Time to make those about the things that really matter, like tackling loneliness and improving health and wellbeing. 2017 was a bit of a bruiser. Nevertheless there is hope. The year has made us all think harder what good growth looks like, and the kind of legacy Read more

Time for something different…?

Come and join us – we’re recruiting. We’d love to hear from you. Our London studio is looking for a senior urban designer, landscape architect and document controller. Our Oxford team is hoping to find a landscape/environmental planner; Exeter is on the hunt for an urban designer to join their growing team of 25, and Peterborough Read more

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