Richard Elkan, Landscape Architect


As Spirit Level’s resident landscape architect, Richard has many years’ experience working closely with our clients to create gardens that give people a feeling of joy and a sense of well-being. He sees gardens as a place of refuge and an important connection between the built and the natural.

Richard’s designs focus on giving natural forms and processes centre stage – but with the support of a well-structured overlay, to create a strong, yet gentle, aesthetic. His starting point for every design is thinking about the people who will use the space, and how they could get the most from it.

Richard works closely with our clients to find sustainable and high-quality project outcomes. He has a solid understanding of construction materials and methodologies and is always looking for ways to use new materials and objects that are sensitive to each site.