Dr Bridget Snaith
A chartered landscape architect, social researcher and educator. Bridget has been a partner at Shape Landscape Architecture since 2005.
Shape’s project work is focussed on spaces for people, developing designs for housing, play, sociability, health, inclusion and active travel, with community, public and third sector organisations often with a high degree of community engagement.
From sub-regional green infrastructure strategies, to urban squares, playable streets and inclusive greenspaces, Shape have often been at the forefront of best practice and innovation in landscape design and management. Shape’s clients, mainly in London, include social housing providers, local authorities, and organisations like Groundwork London or Thames Water.
As sub-consultants, Shape provide stakeholder and community engagement as well as design, and provide Equalities Impact Assessments for public realm interventions, building on Bridget's research. Her PhD (2015) investigated the under -representation of people from black, Asian and UK minority ethnicities in urban parks.
Now based at the University of Sheffield, Bridget has also practiced outside London, in the rural and peri urban landscapes of NW England and North Wales.