Ian Turkington

Ian is a landscape architect with over 30 years’ experience in the planning, design and delivery of innovative landscape and public realm projects. He has a passion for urban life and culture which has inspired his work in shaping new spaces for the city and creating landscapes which carefully respond to their social and physical context. As an owner and director of both Whitelaw Turkington and the more recently established Turkington Martin Studio, he has been responsible for a range of significant landscape projects including Peninsula Square at North Greenwich station, New Street Square, close to Holborn Circus, Gillett Square in Dalston and the Queen’s Terminal at Heathrow. He has also developed a particular expertise in residential projects with significant experience in high density urban development and masterplans for low rise schemes, particularly on the edges of existing settlements. He is currently involved in the implementation of the final phases of Greenwich Millennium Village, a major regeneration scheme at Thamesmead for Peabody Trust and the masterplan for Mountfield Park which will ultimately provide 4000 new homes on the outskirts of Canterbury.

He is an empathetic design mentor and advisor having been an enabler for both CABE and CABE Space and tutor at a number of architecture schools including Brighton, Sheffield and Kingston universities.