Gustafson Porter is based in London and has projects both in Britain and Europe . Gustafson Porter's work expresses the sculptural qualities of site-specific, contextual landscape. Each design extracts a powerful sensory experience from the site's distinct history, context and physiology to produce highly functional, livable and sensual landscapes that combine intense site analysis, conceptual structuring and innovative application of proven construction techniques. The practice has two directors; landscape architect / artist Kathryn Gustafson and architect Neil Porter. Together with the other members of the office they provide a diverse range of expertise within the fields of landscape, architecture and urban design.
Kathryn Gustafson's completed work in France encompasses a wide range landscape projects: from parks such as ”˜Fragments of Garden History', Terrasson la Villedieu, Perigord; landscapes associated with major buildings including the headquarters for Shell, Esso and L'Oreal near Paris, and urban squares including The Square of Human Rights, Evry,
Kathryn Gustafson's past and current work in public parks, civic spaces and infrastructure work provides Gustafson Porter with a number of areas of specialist knowledge including water retention basins and river embankment work; gardens or water features over building slabs and structures; pollution and soil remediation work; road, bridge and tunnel infrastructure works; specialist hydraulic installations; and specialist lighting and electrical installations.
Neil Porter's architectural and landscape experience provides Gustafson Porter with specialist knowledge in the following areas; urban regeneration and planning studies; public architectural facilities including restaurants, an underground station and a museum working lift exhibit; pollution and soil remediation work, the provision of external cultural facilities, specialist hydraulic, lighting and electrical installations.
Kathryn Gustafson has almost 20 years of management experience in the field of landscape from the 30 projects and completed work that she has participated in as a sole practitioner and in partnership. Neil Porter has 15 years experience managing building and landscape projects. Both directors are working on high quality, complex projects with varied time constraints requiring a broad range of skills.
Currently Gustafson Porter employ 16 landscape architects and architects, and 3 administrators. Each of the landscape architects / architects is assigned as project leader to each of the projects currently being carried out by the practice and has experience of running large or complex landscape projects.
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