cHOROS Landscape Architects is a dynamic, award winning, landscape practice based in the heart of Hertfordshire.
We can provide a multi-disciplinary team and tailor our service to suit our client’s specific requirements. We work with colleagues who we have known and worked with for many years and can use our skills collaboratively on a wide range of projects.
cHOROS Landscape Architects has been operating since 1981. Our early work was primarily residential (sheltered accommodation, properties for sale and rent) for small private developers and Housing Associations.
In the in the mid 90s we started to assist the major house builders preparing planting schemes, gained expertise as an Expert Witness in connection with several Public Enquiries, and assisted a number of local authorities with their planning applications and tree work.
cHOROS Landscape Architects past work is now spread throughout the UK and Middle East. This includes the preparation of landscape feasibility studies and visual assessments, the planning and design of multidisciplinary projects together with large and small scale residential schemes, ‘instant gardens’ and the detail design, construction and implementation of the work on site.
We have developed an expertise designing hard surface areas, using natural stone within sensitive locations, and the restoration of historic estates. Our speciality is in urban design, and opportunities to integrate sustainability into landscape projects. Over recent years we have also developed practical skills in relation to healthcare and the design of internal/external areas.
We fully involve the client in the design process and aim to make each project an enjoyable and rewarding experience.
A number of our projects have received awards, namely a residential scheme at Lattimore Road, St Albans for Nicholas King Homes which won a St Albans Civic Award; ‘The Baby and Infant Memorial Garden’ at West Hertfordshire Crematorium, which won a Special Award from the Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management; and an interior planting design at the Prince of Wales award winning Maes Atro, Craft Centre, Wales.
It is always exciting when we are presented with a challenge and the Client has the confidence in our ability to succeed. We are at our best when allowed to fully use our imagination and design skills.
Much of our work comes via recommendation and repeat business, and we have a reputation for being able to ‘think outside the box’. Other team members have commented that ‘our remit often goes way beyond a normal landscape brief.’
cHOROS Landscape Architects successfully demonstrate that a small, close knit team of well qualified and enthusiastic professionals can work in close collaboration with the Clients to produce a portfolio of exciting and imaginative schemes.