Our People

Chartered professionals

People make the team. We place emphasis on individual skills contributing to a whole, a focus on communication, keeping everyone involved in projects and encouraging individuals to take actions and make changes to take Allen Scott and our clients forward.

A dedicated team. All directors and senior staff are Chartered Members of the Landscape Institute. Click on the names or scroll down to meet our Leadership Team.

 

Sion Thaysen - Director

I am committed to social and environmental sustainability and shaping the built environment in the service of humanism and the longevity of our planet. Central to the way I work and run the practice is the understanding that well-conceived and delivered design stands the test of time, helps things run fluidly and improves people’s well-being and enjoyment of the environment.

At any one time I will be leading the team on park, public realm and urban development projects acting as an advocate for and demonstrating the value of investing in landscape, ecology and the built environment. Alongside practice and job running responsibilities, I am actively engaged with the Landscape Institute (LI) on the judging panel for the annual LI Awards within the Urban Design and Masterplanning category.

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Marc Tomes - Director

I am a chartered landscape architect,  urban designer and a community planner with 20 years of international experience in both public and private sectors. My aim is to create better outcomes for people, places and for nature through meaningful, collaborative and creative planning and design processes.  

With training and experience in people-orientated leadership, management and engagement, I apply my skills and lessons learnt to the projects I lead and collaborate on. 

​Working at a wide range of scales I have delivered successful urban strategies and masterplans, open space strategies, management plans and LVIAs through to designing new streetscapes, open spaces and green infrastructure. I am adaptable, approachable, professional and a trusted advisor to many clients and collaborators.

​I have given presentations and workshops on ‘place-making’ and have provided critique support to landscape and architectural university students. I am a member of the Landscape Institute’s Policy and Communications Committee,

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James Penney - Director

I enjoy working on a whole range of landscape design and planning projects including parks and historic restoration, residential and mixed use developments, business parks and education projects.

Since joining the practice nearly 10 years ago I have gone from a contributor to a leader across a number of notable projects. I have built a strong foundation of expertise especially in high quality soft and hard works and contract delivery,  working proactively with all my clients to make every project a success.

I was delighted to have been nominated and to have won a commendation for the Landscape Institute's Young Professional of the Year in 2018. 

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Claire Le Feuvre - Director

I have a professional background in international development with proven skills in leadership, team development, strategic planning, programme development, project management and fund sourcing. In addition I have key experience in running volunteer programmes, working with partner organisations and capacity building.

Using this experience,  good diplomatic and interpersonal skills and the ability to lead and motivate teams to achieve their strategic goals, I have contributed to Heritage Lottery Funded projects, strategic planning projects, community engagement and led as project manager. Specifically I have assisted clients with project management duties, activity and business planning, consultant and contractor coordination and working with networks of partner organisations, institutions and building relationships with stakeholders.

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David Allen - Director

I have many years experience leading a wide range of design and planning projects including landscape master planning, urban design, detailed design, expert witness, environmental strategies and contract implementation. Prior to establishing Allen Scott I was a Director of EDAW now AECOM, the international and multi-disciplinary practice, where I led and project managed a number of urban regeneration and housing schemes, leisure and tourism projects, environmental and infrastructure projects in the UK and overseas.

Now my focus is on providing peer overview and technical support on all Allen Scott's current projects to help achieve our aim of becoming one of the profession's leaders in delivering outstanding design quality, thoughtful approaches and dynamic places for our clients and users alike.

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Matthew Scott - Consultant

I have years of experience in a wide range of design and planning projects both at home and overseas, including site implementation, hard and soft detailed design, master-planning, historical restoration and urban design. Some of my notable leading designer roles include refurbishment and extension of many London schools and the Art @ The Centre project for Slough High Street and town centre which led to a string of other urban regeneration schemes. 

I am approachable, pragmatic and considered and I tend to work on one-off and individual projects that require a close client liaison, a sensitive approach, design solidity and deliverability.

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Agnieszka Miazga - Chartered Landscape Architect

With over ten years at Allen Scott, Agnieszka is a chartered landscape architect providing the practice with a solid foundation of design and graphic support across our wide ranging projects.

Agnieszka contributes to all stages with a thorough input from early site feasibility, tree surveying and condition surveys through to preparing planting plans and technical drawing packages for tender and construction issue.

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Felix Hare - Landscape Architect

With over six years at Allen Scott, Felix started with us as a year-out student after his degree returning full time after completing a successful Masters and is now on his way to becoming fully chartered. 

Felix contributes to most stages of many projects with a flexible approach working between graphic and technical drawing packages as well as assisting with landscape assessments, masterplanning and detailed design.

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