Colour is founded on experienced people, streamline systems, established knowledge and innovative thinking.
Every member of the team is dedicated to delivering people-centred environments. They combine design excellence and intelligence with their own unique skillsets to form an integral part of design teams that transform environments across the global.
The Colour directors not only lead the practice, they are central to the success of each and every project. All clients benefit from a hands-on director-led service that helps them to realise their aspirations in a bespoke and insightful manner that is innovative, collaborative and deliverable.
Peter founded Colour in 2000 as a design studio intended to reshape the role of landscape architecture in the 21st Century. As a Chartered Landscape Architect and Urban Designer grounded by an environmental sciences first degree, with over 25 years' experience of large budget schemes within multi-disciplinary teams across Britain and the world, Peter drives the creative, social, environmental and commercial design agenda of the practice.
Creating good places that can profoundly enhance people's lives, economics and the environment is the heart of this approach. The challenge is to express the joy, spirit and wonder of every unique location. To do this requires a clear rationale and effective design process to generate the vision, robust concepts and expert delivery.
To offer clients a rationally creative and specialist design service across Britain and Internationally, Peter has shaped the Colour studios with an emphasis on experience and energy.
Personal highlights of Peter’s career to date include the first native urban forest specified back in 1990, the Lord Mayor's Award for 55 Degrees North with Colour's first public realm scheme, contributing to the London 2012 Olympics, the public realm strategy for a global sports event in Qatar and current envisioning for a garden city associated with HS2.
Newcastle Studio Director Emma Fletcher has a broad role backed up by 15 years professional experience. She oversees quality standards and development of 'in house' systems across the practice in tandem with working closely with clients, managing project delivery and resourcing across the practice.
Emma has particular interest in the application of robust urban design principles to inform landscape design development, using these to maximise site potential in terms of its functionality, features, user experience and commercial benefit. Benefiting from a first degree in the natural sciences, she is the planting design champion in the Newcastle studio, enriching the design process through planting design workshops that work towards the overall client brief, ecological, aesthetic and contextual brief.
Emma enjoys a diverse workload ranging from Heritage Lottery Funding Bids, university campus masterplan collaborations and town centre urban regeneration. She is overseeing the delivery of landscape works at Durhamgate in Spennymoor.
Stephen is Technical Director of Colour across the London and Newcastle studios. With over 20 years' experience and 12 years with Colour he offers a strong pragmatic approach to technical design and delivery. Stephen is passionate about building construction and has developed systems to ensure that Colour designs are not only inspiring but also robust and compliant. Most recently this has included the development of Colour's BIM capabilities and the overseeing of the delivery of projects using REVIT modelling software. Stephen steered Colour's authorship of the Landscape Institute's 'BIM book' and contributed to the Landscape Institute's Working Body for BIM.
Stephen works closely and collaborative with architectural and contractor partners and ensures that designs are developed that understand clients, users, their needs and surrounding social and environmental issues.
Most recently he has developed an aspirational masterplan for Hartlepool town centre, managed ongoing development phases at Northshore, Stockton including the delivery of a new headquarters for Thirteen Group and provided landscape architectural input to the bid winning team for a mixed batch of primary and secondary schools in Peterborough.