We design landscapes that enhance the lives of the people who live, work and play in them, that simply resolve complex questions, and are made to last. Our emphasis on craft and interest in the sustainable use of materials leads us to work in four core areas: The reactivation of public spaces; the construction of landscape installations; sensitive historic landscapes; and high quality gardens. The connecting thread is that all our projects are made together with clients and designers who share our ambition to make truly delightful places to be.
FFLO about the office
FFLO began work in 2013, founded by partners Claire Fernley and James Fox. We are both makers by instinct and practice. This making may one day concern itself with the positioning of a single stone, or clematis, and the next operate on a portion of the City of London, shifting scales, maintaining focus, and finding the relevant matter in each case. Our work is quite personal and we enjoy it, as we hope our clients and the public will enjoy it too.
James is a lecturer on the MA in Historical and Sustainable Architecture at New York University, and the Landscape Architecture MA at Greenwich University. He is a member of the SDNP design review panel. He was previously the Associate director at Todd Longstaffe-Gowan where he oversaw the remodelling of the landscape of Kensington Palace and Kensington Gardens 2008 to 2012.
Claire, who first studied Metalwork and Jewellery Design, was a Senior Landscape architect at Gillespies llp working with Rogers Stirk Harbour on Oxley Park, and the British Museum extension. She is a chartered member of the Landscape Institute.
We frequently collaborate with: Harry Bix, an artist, graduate of the Slade MA in fine art. Harry previously worked for Gustaffson Porter and he is a studio leader at Greenwich University. Joe Sanders is a landscape architect, previously working for Todd Longstaffe-Gowan, and Andy Sturgeon. He is an expert craftsman of landscapes, a photographer, and a wonderer.