James Lord


Partner, Landscape Design

James is a landscape architect, expert communicator, collaborator and team leader. James established the landscape design discipline at HTA and is responsible for design quality and business development across HTA’s landscape portfolio. He leads a team of 25 landscape professionals across studios throughout the UK.

James has delivered a number of high profile landscapes for the housing, public realm and regeneration projects. Recently James has led the public realm masterplan for Greenford Green, a masterplan for 2000, mostly build to rent homes on Ealing, the public realm for the 3,500 home Aylesbury Estates Regeneration in Southwark and the public realm for the 68 storey Foster and Partners South Quay Plaza in London’s Docklands.

James has also led designs for zero carbon housing at Hanham Hall, Bristol, Officers Field in Weymouth as well as the Bexhill on Sea promenade surrounding the iconic De la war Pavilion. He has also overseen the restoration of important modernist parks across the South East of England.

James has received numerous national design awards for his work, is an elected Board member and Trustee of the landscape Institute, a Trustee of a community greenspace charity in London and is an active member of the Hackney Design Review Panel.

James joined HTA in 2003; became a Director in 2007 and Partner in 2015.

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