Mark Gibbins Director
BA (Hons) Landscape Architecture; CMLI.
A founding director at Indigo, Mark has considerable experience in all aspects of landscape architecture and a broad view of the industry.
He has designed and implemented major design projects in the UK and abroad in the urban realm, commercial, retail, leisure and development marketplaces; and has acted for clients including international NGOs, government bodies and private organisations.
Mark also has particularly strong experience of preparing Landscape / Townscape and Visual Impact Assessments; and has prepared proofs of evidence and acted as expert landscape witness at over a dozen Public Inquiries.
Outside work Mark is a family man with a daughter in primary school; and he enjoys ‘wind in your hair’ outdoor pursuits such as sailing, skiing, paragliding and mountain biking.
Chris Bottle Director
BA (Hons) Landscape Architecture; CMLI
One of Indigo’s two founding directors, Chris is a highly experienced landscape architect with a wealth of knowledge in the design and implementation of a wide variety of projects in the education, commercial, health, residential, and leisure sectors. Clients have included schools, health trusts, major retailers, local authorities and residential developers; with many of the schemes being high-profile projects for household names.
Chris is passionate about all aspects of design and has particular technical and horticultural expertise. He is focused on bringing long term benefit to projects through creative and sustainable design which challenges convention. Chris has fully advocated this stance on a personal level by recently designing and building a low-carbon home for his family, employing non-standard construction methods.
Outside work Chris has many other interests including enjoying time with his family, walking the dogs and driving and restoring classic cars. He’s still hoping to get out on the race track in one, someday…
Jason Holmes Associate
BA (Hons) Landscape Architecture; PG Cert.(Urban Design); CMLI.
Jason joined Indigo Landscape Architects as an Associate in 2012 with over 25 years of design and construction experience in the UK. With his dual landscape architecture and urban design qualifications he brings a wealth of creative and practical expertise to the team.
He has worked on a broad portfolio of projects from concept through to implementation and on-going management and has a particularly strong background in urban regeneration and education projects.
Jason has strong skills in visioning and conceptual design at the early stages of projects; and has been the landscape design lead on numerous significant residential, urban regeneration and public realm projects throughout the UK.
Jason has a young family and is a keen cricketer. He enjoys the great outdoors, contemporary dance, supports Sheffield Wednesday and has so far avoided a mid-life crisis.
Senior Landscape Architect
BLA Landscape Architecture; MSt Interdisciplinary Design; Registered Landscape Architect (US), CMLI
Zeb joined Indigo in the summer of 2014 with a background of 12 years in landscape architecture in the United States where his considerable experience included landscape designs for major corporate and institutional campuses and regional transportation and infrastructure projects; as well as the masterplanning of large scale mixed-use projects.
Zeb brings key skills in design and 3D modelling to the team and is involved across all areas of our practice including the writing of Landscape and Visual Impact Assessments; large and small scale masterplanning; the design of private estates; and work on public realm and education schemes.
Zeb is interested in all things creative and is passionate about getting the best out of every scheme. In his spare time he enjoys striking out to explore the British countryside and can often be found with his Kindle or a good book to hand.
Senior Landscape Architect
BSc (Hons) Environmental Sciences; MA Landscape Design: CMLI
Helen joined Indigo in spring 2018 bringing with her a passion for the creative, and experience of design and delivery of a wide range of schemes. Previous project experience includes urban design, residential, leisure, educational and retail developments.
With particular interest in conservation, the environment and art, Helen is especially interested in sustainability and seeks balance in all things.
Helen enjoys the great outdoors, quality time with family, dance, yoga and any opportunities to delve into the art scene. She is inspired by good craftsmanship and relishes the opportunity to learn new skills.
Helen continues to broaden her knowledge in permaculture and sustainable living and intends to one day build a low energy home.
CAD Designer / Senior Technician
BA(Hons) Integrated 3D Design.
Will joined Indigo at Christmas 2015 with 14 years’ experience as a 3D designer in architectural and landscape design offices; and is now an integral part of our team.
Will is a talented 3D designer with particular skills in verified photomontages and other forms of visualisation; he provides exceptional support to the team in all aspects of our work. Will has very strong graphic skills; a sharp eye for composition; and a thorough knowledge of detailing.
Will also has overall responsibility for our computer systems, coordinating all aspects of our hardware and software across the office.
Will has two young boys and a self-build project to keep him busy at home; as a consequence he is rarely far from Lego or sawdust, except when he is exploring on his bike.
Assistant Landscape Architect
BSc(Hons) Landscape Architecture.
Mary joined the team in September 2017 having recently graduated with a first class honours degree in Landscape Architecture.
Mary enjoys all aspects of the profession however she is especially interested in site analysis and Landscape and Visual Impact Assessments. She has experience in large and small scale masterplanning, detailed design and planting plans, but her skillset is broadening ever day. Mary loves computer aided design but isn’t afraid of good old pencil and paper!
Outside work, Mary is a keen animal lover spending time with her four dogs and horse riding. When she gets tired she is partial to a good knitting session and is on her third scarf of the season.
Lucy Fenwick Office Manager
BA (Hons) History, MBA
Lucy joined Indigo in November 2016 and deals with all aspects of planning and administration within the business.
With a background in financial services Lucy has worked for global investment banks including JPMorgan and Deutsche Bank as well as smaller organisations including independent financial advisers and local charities.
Completing a Masters in Business Administration gave Lucy a solid grounding in the fundamental aspects of management such as human resources, accounting and finance, marketing and operations. It also gave her the opportunity to develop her strategic analysis skills which she brings to the team along with her great organisational ability.
Lucy likes to make the most of living in the New Forest and enjoys spending her spare time outdoors with her family.
Chris’s two standard Schnauzers spend some of their time monitoring procedures at the office. In their spare time, they are particularly interested in chasing cats, pigeons, rabbits and squirrels (all unsuccessfully), sniffing out new things to eat, playing and sleeping. Photo Andy Biggar