Farrer Huxley Associates

Noel Farrer


Noel Farrer

Founder & Creative Director


Noel has successfully practiced as a Landscape Architect for 30 years and has extensive experience in both the public and private sector, as an accomplished master-planner and strategist who delivers award-winning schemes.

He is proud to have run Farrer Huxley Associates for over 22 years. Alongside this, Noel is a Trustee and Board member for the Landscape Institute, a CIC Board Member, DC CABE national design review panel member, and he currently sits on the Government’s Design Advisory Panel for new housing development (amongst other regional Design review panels). His is Past President of the LI, Past Chair of Policy Committee, and a regular columnist and thought leader on current landscape issues.

All of Noel’s work is founded on the belief that landscapes make an essential contribution to the generation of sociable and sustainable communities. He has a particular passion for housing, and believes high quality public spaces make a huge contribution to people’s lives.

Outside of Landscape Architecture, Noel’s main passions are cooking & beer.

Design Review
2016 – date, Government’s Design Advisory Panel for new housing development
2016 – date, DC CABE national design review
2016 – date, Wandsworth Design Review panel (Chair)
2015 - date, Lewisham Design Review Panel
2015 – date, Department of Communities and Local Government Housing Advice Panel
2015 – date, Highways England Design Panel
2014 – date, Hackney Estate Regeneration Design Advice
2014 – date, OPDC CABE - Design Review Panel Member for Oxford
2013 – date, Design South East (Chair)
2013 – date, PlacesMatter!
2012 – date, DC CABE - Building and Environment Expert BEE
2011 – date, DC CABE - Infrastructure Design Review Panel Member
2010 - date, CABE - National Design Review Panel Member

Board Positions
2013 | Fellow of the Landscape Institute (FLI)

1986-1987 | PgDip, Landscape Architecture, Manchester Polytechnic
1991           | Chartered Member of the Landscape Institute (CMLI)


Key projects:

City Pride , London
High end residential & public realm including open space interiors

Himley Village, Oxford
Full planning consent for  ‘Eco Town’ Master plan

Maritime Streets, Barrow-in-Furness
Public realm, National competition winners

Marylebone Gate, London
Playground in Regents Park for The Royal Parks

The Deptford Project, London
Regeneration & public realm improvements, winner NLA Planning and Heritage Award 2017