Along with designing and creating truly exciting and innovative places Davies White are also keen supporters of their profession. They relish opportunities to encourage undergraduates to consider landscape design as a career choice for them. Some of their key roles outside project delivery include:
- Design Ambassadors for the Homes & Communities Agency
- Play England Design Advisors and Supplementary Guidance Authors
- Landscape Institute Career and Policy Advisors
- Landscape Institute Pathway to Chartership Mentors
- Landscape Institute Award Judges
- Green Flag Award Judges
- Design Council/ CABE Supporter
They also regularly appear in professional press and speak at various design and community related conferences. One of our Directors, Adam White will be a guest lecturer at Oxford Brookes University during the autumn of 2011.
The Landscape Institute Board:
Commenting on the fifth newly elected Fellow of The Landscape Institute, the board said, Adam White of Davies White Ltd has ‘advanced thinking on provision for children's recreation through the development of ideas about natural play’.
Mark Owen, Take That:
Wow, this is magical. What a great place for the children to come and enjoy at St George's Hospital. Well done to Adam, Andrée, the team at St George’s and course all the children. Thank you for inviting both Emma and I along to be part of this special day!
Jessica Hepburn, Executive Director, Lyric Theatre:
It has been fantastic to work with such inspirational designers to transform our outdoor terrace into an iconic, oxygen-giving sea of green in the concrete jungle of central Hammersmith. I am delighted at how good it has looked for so long, to have Davies White onboard guiding the maintenance is brilliant news.
Fran Davies, BIG Lottery, Community Spaces:
I have worked with Davies White on a number of projects now and their friendly, professional approach to community engagement and design adds real value to their projects and creates a genuine sense of ownership within the community
Becky McLauchlan, Campaigns Manager at Play England:
We support Davies White Ltd’s approach to play space design. Children need spaces that enable free play and engagement with the natural world. In built up environments this needs the kind of creative design and construction exemplified by Playscape, which would enhance any open public space
David Yearly, Play Safety Manager, RoSPA:
The Davies White inspired Playscape design approach offers great opportunities – the exposure to reasonable enables children to develop the skills they need throughout life
Andrew Kauffman, Quadron Maintenance:
It was important to be included in the early decision making process and have the opportunity to comment on layout, materials and planting. Our team on the ground all agree the project is great success and a needed addition to the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames
Kingston upon Thames Police:
Since Jubilee Way Playscape was opened in Tolworth we are pleased to say there haven’t been hardly any reported incidents of vandalism or crime. Feedback from our Safer Neighbourhood Team who visit the play space daily has been of a positive nature
Sarah Gaventa, Director, CABE Space:
UK play space design should learn from the work of Davies & White and be more naturalistic and imaginative