At JPS, we understand our best asset is our wonderful team of friendly and hard-working designers. All team members at JPS can expect to work in a
state-of-the-art design studio and enjoy a year-round programme of
landscape design CPD, team building days, training courses and professional mentoring. The company
ethos is to treat each team member with respect and create a supportive,
happy environment in which to work and develop. Because playful creativity is at the core of who we are.
JPS ACADEMY LAUNCH 2015
We are very excited to announce the launch of the JPS Academy. A three-year course of in-house qualifications in a variety of subjects from Construction Detailing, Horticulture, Software Proficiency, 3D Modelling and Visualisation, that lead to the JPS Diploma Level One, Two and Three. All designers are allowed study periods as part of their daily work schedules.
CONTINUED PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
We were delighted to welcome Steve Cox from Treecall Consulting, arboriculturalists for many local authorities in the UK, as part of our Trees In The Planning Process JPS Academy Module.
A massive thank-you
to David Harber and his lovely team for making JPS so welcome at their
Oxford base. Arranged as part of our programme of CPD, David very
generously spent several hours discussing his fascinating life, body of
work and technical processes, including a guided tour through his
workshop. For more information about David's work, visit www.davidharber.com
The whole JPS team were there to see Janine's Sustainable Landscapes
Seminar at Futurescapes proving hugely popular with designers and
other professionals. In the seminar, Janine explored what sustainability
means to us as landscape professionals; from those who design gardens
and landscapes, those who build them to those who maintain them.
Many thanks to Abbottsbury Head Gardener Steve Griffith for taking the
time out of his busy schedule to lead our CPD session around the
world-famous sub tropical gardens in Dorset. Not only did we get to
see some very rare exotics and get an overview of the management of the
land, but we stayed until the evening, and saw the stunning Enchanted
We take our CPD very seriously at Janine Pattison Studios. But that
doesn't mean we still can't have some fun! The design team visited
Sculpture By The Lakes, where Simon Gudgeon's stunning
sculptures sits perfectly within Monique Gudgeon's beautiful and
sympathetic land forms and planting schemes. Inspiring, tranquil and
thought-provoking - environmental art has rarely been so powerful.
Part of CPD at Janine Pattison Studios includes exploring many different arts forms, such as art, music, theatre, architecture, and on this particular CPD day - photographing the landscape in all its beauty and wonder at the SSSI Jurassic Coast heritage site, Hengistbury Head. Led by MD Denise Wright, the day consisted of creative exercises, exploring landscape detail, texture, planting and light.
Matt Annen, Director Pure Town Planning joined us at the JPS Studios to deliver a CPD on the highly complex issues for Landscape Designers surrounding Local Planning Authority (LPA) planning issues. An increasingly common issue for many of our clients, Matt covered issues such as pre-application advice, enforcement and planning policy changes.
Marcia Francis from Jacksons Fencing led a CPD on Gate Safe. Topics included what makes
a safe gate, how to specify an automated gate, access controls and underground operator technical data.
Also discussed the difference between deadman, where the gate will only operate when the user holds a control and fully automatic, where the gate will fully open or close once a control is activated.
Roy Partington from InfraGreen joined us to discuss InfraWeb and ArborRaft, tree root protection systems for building vehicular access paths above the RPAs of existing trees.