Kirk Nelson


020 7467 1470

I am a chartered landscape architect with responsibility for a range of landscape design, public realm and International projects.

I have over 25 years’ experience of bringing my design flair and passion for creating great places to a wide range of projects. I enjoy working at all scales and still draw by hand, quickly! I lead teams from concept design through to completion and using my business development skills, I bring our development and regeneration specialists on board for international projects.

I am currently leading the Wembley Park landscape and public realm portfolio including a new neighbourhood for over 3,000 homes.

International projects include Ireland’s largest single phase mixed use development, Capital Dock Dublin, a new mixed use masterplan for ALJ City, Jeddah and the Worli Towers Mumbai.

I use my specialist experience and contacts gained from working in more than 35 countries to develop place specific and sustainable landscapes.

My acquaintances know that I’m a guitarist and family man. Not many know that my band had a record deal, toured Germany and played a number of iconic gigs before splitting!


Tell us something about LDA Design that no one knows.

We came up with the concept for King Abdullah’s Sport’s City Masterplan – a stone prayer circle – centred on a dense urban core and natural arid landscape inspired periphery, using bioremediation techniques based on the ancient Bedouin principles of Hamdh.,Including something you’ve never done before.,Including something you have done before.

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