David Blackwood Murray

Design Principal

David Blackwood Murray is a Chartered Landscape Architect with over 35 years’ experience, working with world renowned Clients, Architects and Engineers. He regularly collaborates with OPEN as a Design Principal on a range of projects both in the UK and Overseas, combining his complementary land planning skills to provide clients with innovative and memorable ideas and design solutions from concept stage through construction to completion.

As Creative Director, owner and Chairman at TheLovejoyPartnership, David was responsible for leading several of the signature projects in the Lovejoy London studio. These included the Masterplan and detailed soft landscape design of the 50ha Magic Kingdom Disneyland Paris, The Emirates Palace Abu Dhabi, The King Abdullah II Central Park Masterplan and the world famous Hashemite Amphitheatre Heritage Museum and new Downtown Urban Park in central Amman Jordan completed in 2014.

In London his award winning Lovejoy portfolio included: Tabard Square Southwark;199 Knightsbridge; The Westferry Circus Pier and Thames Riverside Walk; The extensive roof gardens at Canary Riverside; The Four Seasons Canary Wharf; WRQ Wandsworth Riverside Quarter; Sheldon Square Paddington; Cardinal Place Victoria; The Swiss Re Plaza; 122 Leadenhall; Brookfield London Wall Place; Brookfield 99 and 100 Bishopsgate. Brookfields 99 Bishopsgate was winner of the 2014 BALI (British Association of Landscape Industries) Principal Design Award. The innovative sky gardens were described by the judges as “A quintessential English garden for staff and visitors, located in the heart of the City of London.”

David’s current work includes the preparation of a Landscape Public Realm Masterplan and the detailed designs for the new £3 million Tanner Square in Bermondsey and the 10 acre British Gas Headquarters overlooking the River Thames in Staines.

Overseas in India, David is Landscape Architect for both of the 20 acre roof gardens at the luxury high rise residential developments at Oberoi Sky City in Borivali Mumbai and Oberoi Garden City in Goregaon.

David Blackwood Murray