Watercolour, Redhill, Surrey

[sustainability] is about making small, critical choices that can tip the economic and social factors in positive ways...The future belongs to those that understand that doing more with less is compassionate, prosperous and enduring, and thus more intelligent, even competitive.”

Paul Hawken on Natural Capitalism, 1997

studio news

Norman Engleback FRIBA

1927 - 2015



We mourn the loss of my father Norman Engleback who played a significant role, and was referred to by Jonathan Glancy in his book on 20th century architecture as one of the young Turks in the LCC Architects department in the 1950s and 60s...






Dec 2015

Studio Engleback's The Triangle project has been chosen for the front cover of the CIRIA BeST (Benefits of SuDS Tool) Technical Guidance document.


July 2015

Studio Engleback feature in recent CIRIA publications

After Studio Engleback's Watercolour project being featured on the front cover of CIRIA's 'Evolution - The SuDs Solution - winter edition', the studio's work has been referenced in the latest CIRIA 'The SuDs Manual', with case study features of our 'The Triangle' project in Swindon and 'Watercolour' in Surrey. Studio Engleback were invited to The House of Commons for the manual's  launch event.


Nov 2015

Theis & Kahn and Studio Engleback win Sevenoaks civic centre contest

Theis and Khan, with Studio Engleback, Max Fordham and Price & Myers have won the RIBA-organised contest to design a new community and conference centre next to the Bat & Ball railway station in Sevenoaks, Kent.


Jun 2015

Urban Center Bologna Conference

Following on from the success of the Orti per tutti competition, Studio Engleback were invited to the Urban Center in Bologna to present our work and discuss the company's ecourbanism design ethos.


May 2015

The Art of Applewood
The Art of Applewood

Studio Engleback were the landscape architects on the recently completed Applewood housing scheme for Haboakus. Available now is "The Art of Applewood' by Ruth Davey & Liz Parker, a book documenting the journey of the development from disused hospital site to new family homes. Mar 2015

Placemaking Awards 2014 Shortlist
Placemaking Awards 2014 Shortlist

Studio Engleback, JTP and Linden Homes have been shortlisted for The Placemaking Awards - 'Place-making team of the year'. Jan 2015

The Academy of Urbanism
The Academy of Urbanism

Sam Ashdown, Assoicate at Studio Engleback, has recently become a member of The Academy of Urbanism. Dec 2014

Studio director Luke Engleback has been invited to contribute to 'the nature of cities' global roundtable feature, 'Is there such a thing as a "bird friendly city"?' Luke's blog suggests birdlife might be regarded as a barometer of enviromnetal wellbeing. To read more,                   


Feb 2015

Studio Engleback is always interested in receiving CVs from talented Part 2+ Landscape Architects


...if you are interested in joining our team please send your CV and examples of work to


luke@studioengleback.com & sam@studioengleback.com

...in brief

Cambridgeshire Quality Panel

As well as Vice Chair of the South Downs National Park Design Panel and member of the South + East Design Panel, director Luke Engleback has joined the Cambridgeshire Quality Panel.


Mar 2015

Luke Engleback becomes  a member of LI's Policy and Communications Committee

Luke has recently been selected by the Landscape Institue to become its lastest member on the policy and communications committee. Luke will be championing the studio ethos of whole system thinking, itegrating WSUD, net zero carbon renewable energy, high value food production and biodervisty while respecting cultural heritage.


Dec 2014

Studio Engleback recently took part in the EU framework programme for research and innovation 2014-20, 'A call for ideas on nature-based solutions to societal challenges' discussion.


Nov 2014

Landscape Institute Annual Review
Landscape Institute Annual Review

The new Landscape Institute Annual Review 2013/2014 features Studio Engleback's Watercolour, Redhill project. Nov 2014

SWIG Conference
SWIG Conference

The 'Sustainable Water Industry Group' held a conference titled, 'Sustainable construction is cheaper - How do we get there?' and Luke Engleback was a guest speaker with his presentation titled, 'Project solutions at all scales'. Oct 2014

LI- Profitable Landscape
LI- Profitable Landscape

Studio Engleback's Watercolour project has featured as a case study for the recent Landscape Institute's - Profitable Place publication. Oct 2014

CPRE Goucestershire Awards
CPRE Goucestershire Awards

Applewood, Cashes Green won this award ‘‘for a thoroughly contemporary approach to volume house building, that reflects best practice in place-making by integrating efficient house design, and the natural and built assets of the site to create a new community. Oct 2014

Orti Per Tutti Competition
Orti Per Tutti Competition

This international competition asked competitors to develop a strategic framework for park design that brings together urban food production, recreation and learning for three urban sites in Bologna, Italy. We developed a taxonomy of elements, which have individual criteria, and applied them contextually to the constraints of each of the three given sites. We were awarded 2nd prize out of 81 entries. Sept 2014

Once in a Life
Once in a Life

Once in a Life: City-building after Disaster in Christchurch book was released and features 55 written essays discussing the alternative approaches to city-building. Luke Engleback is one of the contributing authors with his chapter titled, 'What should a garden city in the twenty-first century aim to be like?'. Purchase a copy from the link below from link below: