Who are you? I am Simon Muddiman and I have worked for Lockhart Garratt since 2007. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Art and Design and a Post Graduate Degree in Landscape Architecture. I originally began working for Lockhart Garratt in the Cartography department, assisting with GIS and AutoCAD plans. Over the past 11 years I have developed my skills in ArcGIS, PhotoShop, Illustrator, Indesign and in multi-disciplinary projects, and qualified as a Landscape Architect.
What do you do? As a Landscape Architect I create landscape designs from pre-concept to detailed specifications for large commercial sites, residential developments and public open spaces.
As a Cartographer I provide a mapping and GIS service to other business units within the Company, in particular for the Ecology business unit, where I create Phase 1 Habitat Surveys and Protected Species Mitigation Plans.
What projects are you interested to be involved with? I find the wide range of projects with which I am involved in across the company to be of great interest, where no two projects are ever the same. One of the most interesting projects I recently worked on, was to prepare a suite of concept design drawings for a nationally important World War 2 site. The interesting history behind this site allowed me to use some really unique concept designs.
Favourite LG moment to date? Completing my Post-graduate Diploma in Landscape Architecture from Birmingham University and being able to put what I learnt into practice within my projects here at Lockhart Garratt.
What are you interests and hobbies? I have a few interests; Cult and B films, especially the transgressive cult films of John Waters. I also enjoy travelling, walking, photographing and documenting brutalist architecture.