We are passionate about making places better


HERE+NOW has a network of collaborators who team up with Liz on a project-by-project basis to offer specialised, bespoke project responses.  Drawing from our range of tools and approaches, we aim to improve the way end-users are engaged in planning, designing and delivering placemaking projects.



Liz Thomas - Chartered Landscape Architect

Liz Thomas is a Chartered Landscape Architect with 12 years experience working for a wide range of public, private and third sector clients.  She specialises in design, community engagement and graphic communication. Liz is a PAS design associate, and enjoys working as part of inter-disciplinary teams to help deliver community planning events such as charrettes and hands on design and build projects.

From city-scale greenspace infrastructure to local-scale community parks and gardens, Liz works to make space for people and nature in placemaking projects.  She works to elevate the voice landscape architecture and value of place-making by design. Liz is a part-time tutor on the landscape architecture degree course at ESALA, and a Leader of the Edinburgh Shoreline ‘Wildlife Watch’ group.  


Jenny Elliott - Chartered Landscape Architect

Jenny Elliott CMLI is a co-Founder and former director at HERE+NOW. Jenny combines her design expertise with research skills, and is particularly interested in understanding user experience of the built environment. Jenny has experience in Australia, Denmark and the UK. She has led numerous evidence based studies of the built environment. Jenny often uses her photography / film making skills to document projects.

Ellie Clarke is a Chartered Landscape Architect with over ten years experience, most recently as a Director at One A Studio.  During this time she has developed skills in master planning, concept scheme design, detail design, graphic design, construction administration and LVIAs.  Ellie takes pride in her ability to understand the needs of the end user. 

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Selby Richardson is an architect, planner and urban designer with experience in urban design strategies, public realm design and environmental improvement. At Urban Design Futures, Selby has led a wide range of urban regeneration projects in Edinburgh and central Scotland for public and private sector clients.

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Lisa Jeffrey is a Landscape Architect and a people person! She has a keen interest in engaging people with the places around them. Lisa previously worked for OKRA in The Netherlands, where she developed a passion for place design that connects and stimulates. Lisa is a trained teacher, particularly skilled in school engagement workshops. Lisa was one of the three co-founders of HERE+NOW.

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