Studied Landscape Architecture and Design at Leeds Metropolitan University, 2011-2013 and Media Production at Northumbria University, 2004-2007
Martin joined Grant Associates in 2015 after previously having worked at landscape architecture studios in London, UK and in Dubai, UAE. His previous project experience includes work on the Royal Wharf mixed-use development in North London, the Kings Cross Viaduct in London and a number of large scale projects in the Middle East.
His design principles are based upon creating sustainable, ecologically progressive landscapes that are not only highly functional, but are also beautiful, distinguished and immersive environments, perfectly suited to their location and the local community. These principles are underpinned by his strong belief in cultural identity, social cohesion and the multitude of benefits that well-designed public spaces can be bring.
Martin believes in following a process of first understanding a project’s existing situation, identity and its various contextual components, before developing and applying a simple unified concept which can form a design language for each element of the project.