With 23 years in professional practice internationally, Alastair has developed a comprehensive and versatile skill base and an ability to approach any project at both a strategic and detailed level. His experience includes working with deprived communities on public sector projects on the outskirts of Johannesburg to working in London with local planning authorities as design advisor, carrying out development control work and providing liaison between Local Government departments, infrastructure providers (e.g. TfL and Network Rail) and developers (e.g. Barratt, Berkeley).
Alastair has a particular interest in urban public green space design using nature-based design solutions, while enabling local people to partake in both the imaginary and physical creation of their own public spaces. Using ‘design with nature’ principles, he promotes a participatory and collaborative design approach, focusing on using the cultural capital of place to re-connect people with nature, involving locally based artists, artisans, poets and sculptors.
While in London he served as member of the Design Review Panel for Lewisham Borough Councilin the south-east of the city, working on a number of strategic and detailed projects across the borough. Since relocating to Ireland in 2018/19, he has been involved in strategic masterplanning and urban design projects, residential schemes, schools, industrial and commercial facilities, cemeteries and religious buildings. Alastair is a chartered member of the UK Landscape Institute.