Workshop | Street Furniture & Public Realm

Workshop | Street Furniture & Public Realm

Led by Romy Rawlings of Vestre, a Norwegian manufacturer of outdoor furniture

Design West

Green Horizons Workshops: Collaborating for Success

The global challenges of a climate & biodiversity crisis require multi-disciplinary working. Stepping up to meet these challenges means developing new collaborative skills for joint working between built environment professionals.

Based on the highly successful Green Horizons workshops in 2019, Design West & the Landscape Institute are running a series of three workshops to develop the skills needed for effective collaboration, strategic decision-making & communication. Covering clients, stakeholders, consultants, contractors, specialists, and occupiers.

Join us for an immersive workshop with Romy Rawlings Landscape Architect and Commercial Director for Vestre Ltd. Romy will explore the process of designing bespoke elements from an original concept and will focus on the challenges of the process for the stakeholders of a project, whether designer, engineer or contractor.

You can book into one standalone workshop in the series or attend all three.


Romy Rawlings is a Chartered Landscape Architect and Commercial Director for Vestre Ltd, a Norwegian manufacturer of outdoor furniture. Romy’s entire career has been based in the landscape sector, with the last 15 years being spent predominantly with manufacturers of landscape materials.

Passionate about the impact of good design (and delivery) upon those using outdoor spaces, Romy strives to promote best practice in every aspect of her work, including collaboration with other design professionals. She believes the landscape profession is perfectly poised to address many of today’s global issues through their everyday work – a post-Covid green recovery, growing urbanisation and ever-increasing levels of migration, climate change, enhancement of natural habitats for biodiversity to name a few.

Vestre is a Norwegian manufacturer of urban furniture. For more than 70 years, they have helped create social meeting places for millions of people.


  • Arrival, refreshments, opportunity for informal networking
  • Welcome and introductions (Sarah Jones-Morris, Chair of Landscape Institute South West, Pippa Goldfinger, Head of Design at Design West)
  • Presentation by Romy Rawlings (Vestre Ltd)
  • Workshop activity (facilitated by Romy Rawlings)
  • Q&A Panel discussion (with Romy Rawlings, Sarah-Jones-Morris, Former Chair of Landscape Institute South West and selected panel)


This is one of three workshops events created by Landscape Institute & Design West as part of our Green Horizons, Collaborating for Success series. You can join individual workshops or book for all three. Spaces are limited due to distancing. Please book early to avoid disappointment.

The other events in this series* are:

Wed 2 March: Green Infrastructure and Biodiversity Net Gain – With Tom Butterworth, WSP

Wed 9 March: Placemaking Through Strategy & Policy. With Juliet Bidgood.

*A 3-workshop pass is available at the discounted rate of £75. Please click through the ‘tickets’ button on this event to purchase the pass. *Concession tickets for members of the Landscape Institute or Design West.