About us

We are Uncommon Land. Unlike other practices, we are a collective of landscape architects, architects and urban designers who put people at the heart of our work. With an understanding of human experience, combined with the principles of sustainable design, we are passionate about creating beautiful, inclusive and sustainable spaces for the communities they serve.

Our approach is highly collaborative, and our inter-disciplinary team is international, taking on projects of varying size and scope. Working from our studio in London, we apply international expertise at a local level, tailoring designs to specific conditions and cultural requirements. Whether working alone or as part of an integrated team, we are bold but considered in our work, investing time and resources to find the right landscape solution to solve our clients’ challenges.

From strategy and masterplanning to parks and squares, we approach each landscape design as a form of storytelling; one which enables memorable and meaningful interactions with the built environment. By pulling threads of narrative through landscape, we help to bind the social fabric of places together. We believe this is critical for creating imaginative urban spaces, lively parks and vibrant new communities.

Everything we do is driven by our aspiration to use good landscape design to balance the needs of people with those of the planet. And it makes good business sense! Flexible, adaptable and efficient urban spaces attract occupiers and investors and build communities which generate economic prosperity and social wellbeing.

People

Our team shares a passion for design and a desire to influence the world through our work. Our success is grounded in our core values of creativity, collaboration and authenticity, which define who we are as a business and how we approach our work. We believe these values are the essential ingredients that drive the growth and success of our practice.

Simon Grimbley

Simon Grimbley

Director

Anton Comrie

Anton Comrie

Senior Associate Director

Claudia Pandasi

Claudia Pandasi

Senior Landscape Architect

Vanessa Chan

Vanessa Chan

Senior Landscape Architect

Cesare Cardia

Cesare Cardia

Landscape Architect

Collaborators

Alongside our core team, we also work with some great collaborators who include:

  • Anqi Li
  • Masooma Abbas
  • Gabriel Tanase
  • Sev Myumyun
  • Elia Hermoso de Mendoza

Recruitment

Join Us!
Are you interested in working on exciting, varied urban projects around the globe? If you are curious, committed and want to change the world through beautiful urban design, we want to hear from you.

We are currently working on and about to kick-off projects in the UK, Asia, India, Russia and the Middle East and are looking for highly creative landscape architects at junior and mid-level seeking to take the next step in their career.

Ideal applicants will be design-focused with experience of public realm, urban design and masterplanning and projects at all design stages from concept through to detailed design. Passion, enthusiasm, and excellent skills in CAD/Adobe Creative Suite/Revit/Rhino/Enscape/ Lumion/ SketchUp are required. All applicants should have unrestricted rights to work in the UK.
Visit our jobs page to find out more and apply.

Contact

For new business enquiries, please contact:

studio@uncommonland.com
+44 (0)20 7776 3940

Come and see us – our studio is situated within the Barber Surgeons’ Hall within Monkwell Square. The easiest way to get to the studio is from Moorgate, Barbican or St Paul’s tube stations. If arriving by car we have limited off-street parking in front of the studio.

1 Monkwell Square
London EC2Y 5BL, UK
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