Christopher Palmer Associates is a well respected landscape planning and design company offering a personal service in both urban and rural design, including derelict land renewal, inner city and urban fringe environmental improvement, all aspects of commercial and housing landscape, environmental and habitat assessment and consultancy on agricultural landscape, forestry design and mineral extraction planning. The practice has been a Limited Company since March 2000.
Christopher Palmer and Barrie Scholefield established Christopher Palmer Associates (CPA) in Glasgow in 1984. The two partners had worked together in private practice since 1978. A major change has taken place in the practice in the last 12 months with Barrie Scholefield retiring after 33 years. The two partners have enjoyed a happy and productive partnership over these years and although Barrie is missed as a work colleague, remains a good friend. Following Barrie’s retirement CPA has closed the Paisley office and now operates solely from the office in Comrie, Perthshire. This allows the practice to access work across Scotland.
The practice has built a strong client base and a varied portfolio of work, which has been recognised in awards from BALI, the Civic Trust and the Environmental Regeneration Awards.
The practice enjoys being involved in commissions from start to finish and can bring a wealth of experience to both direct commissions and working in multi-disciplinary teams.
On the technical side the practice has embraced the change from drawing stations to computer stations, which allows a wide range of graphic skills to be brought to projects.
Graham Palmer joined the practice in 2014 and is now based full time in the Comrie office as an established member of the practice. Graham received an MA (Hons) degree in Landscape Architecture at Edinburgh College of Art in 2007 and became a Chartered Member of the Landscape Institute in 2017.