we are one

One Environments invest a high level of quality, experience and pride to enable our clients to create distinctive, modern landscapes. As a landscape and urban design practice we believe it’s possible to be inventive and pragmatic, beautiful and functional. We’re interested in simple technical efficiencies and hybrid solutions that can do many things at the same time—most importantly
enriching the lives and experiences of people.

Our skills cover assessment, master planning and design, including public realm, urban design, SuDS and earthworks design amongst others. We use our ingenuity to help define and then solve problems creatively, leading to sustainable and economically viable designs.

We use BIM 3D design processes so we can more efficiently plan, design, construct, and manage landscape and green infrastructure.

Based in Newcastle upon Tyne, working nationally and internationally, we have a growing portfolio of contemporary landscape design and environmental assessment in both rural and urban contexts – from the scale of a city to the scale of a green wall or bench.


shared vision

Human relationships are at the heart of our collaborative approach starting with empathy for people we design for and a deep appreciation of complex and competing site needs. We focus on forging good relationships and establishing a shared vision everyone can buy into.

The Studio is led by three directors – James Brewer, Brad Docherty and Jon Eachus – who are supported by a dedicated wider team and a network of specialist consultants. Together working closely with clients they bring an impressive range of experience and complementary skills to projects of all scales and levels of complexity.

The world is constantly changing and we are reinventing the way we practice landscape architecture in response to the market, environment, our clients and technology. However our innovative and collaborative approach to practice will never change and is strengthened with each new relationship.

  • Director
    Brad Docherty
  • Director
    James Brewer
  • director
    jon eachus


Chris Emmerson, Brad Docherty and James Brewer founded One Associates (now One Environments) in 2012 with a vision for a landscape architectural practice with a committed social and cultural agenda – making more meaningful places, more livable towns and cities, more robust and multifunctional landscape networks for people to experience and enjoy.

Since our inception, we have established a reputation for delivering high-quality designs at a wide range of scales, from major planning applications for developments such as Portland Place in Ashington Northumberland to cutting edge low carbon growth projects such as Menai Science Park on Anglesey.

In 2016 Chris stepped back from the day to day of the business, taking a consultancy role, but he continues to be actively involved offering advice to the board and clients of the business. In September of the same year we were delighted to welcome Jon Eachus into the business.

Jon worked with us previously at Insite Environments and prior to joining us he was based in London, working with some of the UK’s leading landscape practices leading teams and designing landscapes and gardens for private residences, educational estates and commercial developments all over the world.


Landscape Architecture

– Landscape design across all sectors
– Landscape planning advice
– Landscape master planning for development
– Project implementation and contract management
– Urban design
– SuDS
– Site profile level models
– Landscape & Visual Impact Assessment (LVIA)
– Visualisations (CGIs)

Expertise / Memberships

– Landscape Institute Registered Practice
– TDAG (Trees Design Action Group) Ambassador


– One Landscapes