Neil, MA (Hons), is a landscape architect and partner of J & L Gibbons. He joined the firm in 1999, and trained at Edinburgh College of Art/ Heriot-Watt. Neil maintains strong links with education. He taught at the Architectural Association and has been a guest lecturer at the University of Cambridge, University of East London (UEL) and Edinburgh College of Art. His portfolio of projects ranges from sub-regional strategic plans and urban regeneration frameworks to public parks and higher education projects. He is experienced in the assessment, design, conservation and management of a wide range of historic and statutorily protected landscapes, parks and gardens.
Neil’s projects have been finalists in the prestigious Rosa Barba International Landscape Prize 2014, and won the Vauxhall Missing Link international competition in 2013. They have been awarded Civic Trust and Landscape Institute design, masterplanning, communication and strategic planning awards, winning the 2008 and 2011 Landscape Institute President’s Award for the East London Green Grid and Making Space in Dalston respectively. The Angel Building was shortlisted for the Stirling Prize 2011.