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  • Jonathan Cook is a Landscape Architect, Geographer and Permaculture Consultant. Following ten years working in the public sector he formed JCLA in 1997. A geographical background informs the practice, specialising in sustainable site-specific strategies and solutions for landscape development and restoration. Special interests include water systems, rivers and wetlands, wild spaces in the city, industrial archaeology and polyfunctional productive landscapes.

    JCLA works with public and private sector clients, and provides a consultancy service to architectural practices. Projects have included river restoration, nature reserves, industrial landscapes, historic landscape restoration, woodlands and wetlands, parks, housing estates, hotels, school grounds, sports and play facilities, public realm and streetscape works.

    Current projects include the landscape for the Windermere Steamboat Museum with Carmody Groarke, for Lakeland Arts Trust, and collaborations with David Kohn on Hounslow High Street, with 5th Studio on the Fatwalk along the River Lea, with East at Wood Green/Green Lanes, and with Adams and Sutherland at Tottenham Green. JCLA were landscape consultants for Adams and Sutherland’s recently completed Bow Riverside project (new links across the Lea) which won an RIBA London Award 2012.

    Selected Competitions include:
    Saemangeum; International urban design competition, Korea, proposals for new wetland city on reclaimed land in Yellow Sea. With Florian Beigel/Architecture Research Unit, 2008, joint 1st prize.

    Churchill College; New student building with birch forest quad garden, Cambridge. With 6a architects, 2008, 1st prize.

    Greenway; Access route to London 2012 Olympics along Northern Outfall Sewer. With Adams & Sutherland, 2007, 1st prize.

    Country House; New country house and working landscape at Mines Farm, Cambs. With 6a architects, 2007, 1st prize.

    Parque Urbano Central; New park design for La Paz, Bolivia. With 51.5° Architects, 2002, 3rd prize.

    Will Adams Centre; Proposal for sustainable re-use of wharf, visitor centre and working landscape at Bloors Wharf, Rainham, Kent. With Adams & Sutherland, 1997, 1st prize.

    Upper Heyford Air Base; Proposal for sustainable development of US air base in Oxfordshire, based on food production and processing. With Halvorsen Architects, 1996, 2nd prize.