Johanna Gibbons
Johanna Gibbons is a Landscape Architect and founding member of J & L Gibbons established in 1986. Jo studied Landscape Architecture at Edinburgh College of Art. She is a Fellow of the Landscape Institute, serving on several advisory panels including Historic England’s Urban Panel, the Forestry Commision’s London Forestry and Woodland Advisory Committee and the HS2 Design Panel.
Jo is a member of UCL’s Strategic Advice Board for research concerning bio-receptive materials and is part of the Trees and Design Action Group, a cross-sector forum seeking to influence practice and policy concerning the urban forest.
Johanna’s expertise concerns heritage, green infrastructure and urban regeneration and she leads on collaborative cross-disciplinary practice and research at a strategic and local level, mostly in London.
The practice co–authored the All London Green Grid for the Greater London Authority and Making Space in Dalston. Jo headed up two Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park projects and helped produce the Barbican Guidelines volume for the landscape and public realm of the estate, the largest listed building in England. J & L Gibbons recently completed Walpole Park in Ealing and Alexandra Road Park in Camden, both registered historic landscapes funded by the Heritage Lottery. Currently J & L Gibbons are collaborating on major new developments, historic landscapes and public realm strategies in London, Brighton and Cambridge and are co-authoring TfL’s SuDS Streetscape Guidance.
The practice is involved in pilot research project for Imperial College and the Van Alen Institute with Kings College London and Nomad exploring how the urban environment affects mental wellbeing, under the Ecologies of Addiction programme. Jo recently exhibited as part of Rethinking Urban Landscapes and Urbanistas, celebrating innovative women in urban design.