David Blackwood Murray
Practice Development Director

1981 Associate of the Landscape Institute

1979 Diploma in Landscape Architecture

1979 to date

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.

Committees/Organisations/Professional Publications
Articles and book reviews undertaken for the technical press.

Lectures given on behalf of the Continuing Development Society.

directors cvs
Angus Robertson
David Blackwood Murray
Duncan Thomas
Iain Reid
James Welch
Kevin Underwood
R Martin Kelly
Ronald Jones
Practice CAD & IT Manager