Quartet Design was established in 1987 just outside of Buckingham. We provide a full range of landscape architectural services to clients across the United Kingdom. We have established ourselves as a highly respected practice.

Quartet Design aspires to create places and spaces where people want to live, work and to visit. We combine our experience, vision, resources and our multi-disciplinary skills to provide an outstanding service to our clients.  Quartet Design has an extensive portfolio and have been involved with major projects across the UK over the last 30 years.  We have had significant involvement of the development of Milton Keynes and the surrounding area.  The involvement of projects such as the development of Ashlands in Milton Keynes, Stadium MK and the adjacent developments of IKEA, ASDA, Odeon Cinema and MK1 Shopping Centre and the development at Upton in Northampton. 

Quartet Design has grown to become one of the top competitors amongst the top landscape architecture practices within the UK.

Meet the Partners

David Newman 

David was a founding Partner of Quartet Design. David has more than 35 years experience in Landscape Architecture and Horticulture. He began his career in horticulture and trained at both Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and Edinburgh gaining professional qualifications. His second qualification in Landscape Architecture was achieved at Birmingham in 1973, since then he has worked as a Landscape Architect in Manchester, and for Northampton and Milton Keynes Development Corporations. In 1988 David became the founding partner of Quartet Design. The range of his work experience is considerable, and includes structure and district planning, major linear park planning and implementation, Landscape schemes for major infrastructure and highway projects, restoration of historic landscapes and land reclamation, design and management for commercial and housing developments and inner city reclamation.


He also has specialist knowledge of arboricultural practice and was formerly the Chairman of the Committee on Plant Supply and Establishment (the technical subcommittee of the Joint Council for Landscape Industries).

Sam Stoker

Sam became a Partner of Quartet Design in 2018 joining a well established team. Following his post-graduate degree in Landscape Architecture at Birmingham City University, Sam joined Quartet Design as a graduate and now returns as a Partner. 
Sam has gained a wide range of experience in public realm, parks, residential and commercial landscape schemes.  He is involved with the day to day management of projects and has recently been involved with working with historical landscapes within developments which Quartet Design have been involved with at Stowe School.
Sam also is involved with the completion of Landscape and Visual Impact Assessments which highlight how a ‘Site’ could potentially affect the surrounding characteristics of the landscape.

His design characteristics and ethos ensure a quality design meeting client’s requirements and his influence has ensured that the practice maintains the highest standards of quality and design.