J & L Gibbons
J & L Gibbons
Studio Profile
Discover us at Swan Yard, a quiet mews running adjacent to the northern end of Upper Street, and within a minute’s walk from Highbury & Islington station interchange. There are good bars, shops and restaurants close by and Highbury Fields is just over the road.

Our studio is full of bikes, boots and welcoming people! You can browse our library referencing erdefication, eminent landscape architects, floristic affinities and biophilic cities and such like, or get your hands on the latest samples and artefacts we’ve gathered.

We’d like you to feel inspired and challenged in equal measure.



Photography: © Sarah Blee and Eve Izzak




J & L Gibbons
J & L Gibbons
Team
Johanna Gibbons
Neil Davidson
Flea Keeble
Victoria Black
Amy Harley-Jepson
Peter Kennedy
Johanna Gibbons
Johanna Gibbons
Partner
Johanna Gibbons BA Hons FLI FRSA is a Landscape Architect, Fellow of the Landscape Institute, Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. She trained in Landscape Architecture at Edinburgh College of Art / Heriot Watt University, graduating in 1983. Jo is founding member of J & L Gibbons LLP established in 1986 and founding Director of Landscape Learn, a social enterprise established in 2016 to advance a wider understanding and appreciation of natural processes and the landscapes we inhabit. Johanna is a member of various advisory panels including Historic England’s Urban Panel, HS2’s Design Panel and the Forestry Commission’s Forestry and Woodland Advisory Panel. She is currently External Examiner at Edinburgh University / Edinburgh College of Art.
Neil Davidson
Neil Davidson
Partner
Neil Davidson MA (Hons) is a landscape architect and partner of J & L Gibbons. He trained at Edinburgh College of Art / University of Edinburgh. Neil is particularly interested in the specific conditions of the landscape and taking inspiration from the historic and dynamic narrative of a site to inform innovative and contemporary design solutions. His portfolio of projects include sub-regional strategic plans, public realm frameworks, Heritage Lottery Funded public park restoration and mixed use urban plans. Neil taught at the Architectural Association and has been a guest lecturer at the University of Cambridge, UEL and Edinburgh College of Art. Neil is a Built Environment Expert for Design Council/ CABE and is a trustee of the Bethnal Green Nature Reserve Trust.
Flea Keeble
Flea Keeble
Partner
Flea Keeble has been the Studio Manager at J & L Gibbons since 2004, managing all aspects of the practice, and became a Partner in 2008. During this time she has studied for a Foundation Degree achieving Distinction (2007) and a BSc First Class Honours degree in Understanding London at Birkbeck College University of London (2009).

Flea has previously worked for Andrew Wright Associates, the late Mel Calman at the Cartoon Arts Trust and Literary Agents Goodwin Associates.
Victoria Black
Victoria Black
Landscape Architect
Victoria Black MA (Hons) graduated from Edinburgh College of Art in 2011 and joined J & L Gibbons in 2012. She has since been involved in a variety of projects including Heritage Lottery funded Walpole Park in west London and the Design Guide for Canal Park, a stretch of land within the former Olympic Park set to be transformed as part of the new Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Victoria became fully chartered in May 2015.
Peter Kennedy
Peter Kennedy
Landscape Architect Assistant
Peter graduated from Edinburgh University in 2016 with a MSc (distinction) degree. In the same year he also won the student portfolio prize at the 2016 Landscape Institute awards for his projects looking at landscape grain and interrelations within nature. He joined J & L Gibbons in September 2016. He has since been involved in a variety of projects including Maggie’s centre Taunton.
Sara Dei
Sara Dei
Landscape Architect Assistant
Sara Dei graduated from University of Florence in 2015 with a Master’s degree in Architecture and became fully licensed in 2016. She moved to London and joined J & L Gibbons in January 2017. Since then she has been primarily working on the new Museum of London in Smithfield, Marble Hill, an English Heritage restoration project seeking HLF funding and a proposal for the lodge at St John’s College Oxford. She is also assisting on collaborative research and activities between Landscape Learn, a J & L Gibbons social enterprise, and the Landscape Design Lab at the University of Florence.