David Blackwood Murray
Dip LA ALI
Practice Development Director
Associate 1984, Senior Associate 1986, Partner 1988, Practice Development Director 1996
Responsible for preparation, co-ordination and review of DLP Practice Development Strategy including Marketing strategy and tactical activities including promotional material and PR.
Executive responsibility for the all aspects of projects including client liaison, design management, technical co-ordination, managing staff and sub-consultants.
Extensive European & overseas detailed Landscape planning, urban design and construction experience including Urban Parks, airports (Terminal 5 Heathrow) Hotels/Leisure and resort Masterplans, business and science parks and major retail and residential developments.
Director responsible for Disneyland Magic Kingdom Masterplan landscape design and plant procurement contract, Paris; Sun Life HQ, Bristol; Scottish Equitable HQ, Edinburgh; RMC International HQ, Surrey.
London Director responsible for an extensive overseas office, hotel and leisure development project portfolio in Egypt, Jordan and the Middle East region including, The World Trade Centre and Grand Hyatt Amman, M(venpick Petra, Aqaba and Dead Sea Resort Jordan, King Faisal Plaza Riyadh, Hyatt Regency Muscat Oman, Apicorp HQ, Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia.
Special expertise gained in preparation and review of Environmental Assessment studies and landscape planning and design criteria related to reclamation of derelict land and the long term restoration of mineral workings and landfill sites.
Lectures given on behalf of the Continuing Development Society.