Diploma in Landscape Architecture, London

Professional Organisations:

CMLI, Chartered Member of the Landscape Institute

FLI, Fellow of the Landscape Institute

Chair of the LI Fellowship Nominations Board, 2015

FRSA, Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, 1995

As a founding director of Hyland Edgar Driver, 30 years of wide ranging experience have given John a rich international portfolio ranging from landscape masterplan strategies in the early 90’s for Berlin’s hinterlands, to major and award winning projects in public realm, leisure and commercial sectors from Europe, through North Africa and into the Middle East.

John has been responsible for a series of award winning major city centre redevelopments in the UK at Leith Edinburgh, Spinningfields Manchester and St David’s II and the Hayes in Cardiff. In Ireland projects include the highly praised and award winning Spencer Dock redevelopment in Dublin, with a number of residential city centre schemes.

John has an extensive sport and event portfolio, with projects including the Stirling Prize nominated 2012 London Olympic Stadium Island as part of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park including his involvement in the ongoing transformation project for the Olympic Stadium. In 2011/12 he advised LOCOG on the landscape overlay for the 2012 Olympic Games across all venues. HED’s completed the post-Olympic transformation work for the hand over to West Ham Unites in the summer of 2016.

John has been involved in Stadia for Brighton and Hove Albion, Southampton FC, Fulham FC and Portsmouth FC. He was involved in the public realm design for the Oval Cricket ground and a number of race courses throughout the UK via the Jockey Club Racecourses Framework. Most recently, John has been involved in developing the public realm masterplan for the All England Lawn Tennis Club at Wimbledon and a new fan zone for the RFU at Twickenham.

After forming the company with Simon Edgar and Chris Driver in 1992, after nearly 28 years John has stepped away from his formal role within the company and continues to support the team on a Consultancy basis.