LMS International is a Dubai based Landscape Architectural Design Consultancy established in 2006, as a branch office to Landmark Studios in Johannesburg, South Africa which was established in 1986.
We specialize in providing ‘Landmark Designs’ across all types of projects ranging from large mixed-use developments to boutique style luxury hotels. We pride ourselves in providing truly unique designs which are carefully crafted from the Architectural environment and infused with the spirit and individuality of their site. We create designs that are of the utmost quality distilling the most refined level of detail imaginable. Born from passion and refined through commitment every project completed has become a Living Landmark.
Our professional, friendly and ‘hands-on’ work ethic forms the core of every project and the success of our portfolio is attributed to the close working relationship with our clients, developers and fellow Professionals.
Mark YoungFounder & Group Managing Director
Mark was born and educated in England and qualified there as a landscape architect. He has also lived in Ghana, Canada and South Africa. He received a Bachelor of Arts (Landscape) Degree in 1981 and a Graduate Diploma (Landscape Architecture) in 1983. He founded Landmark Studios in 1986. Mark’s diverse experience ranges from flagship corporate projects to large resort projects in locations from arid Dubai to the lush tropical Seychelles. He is involved in all aspects of the business and heads up the design team on all major projects. Mark is quietly influential, confident, humorous, down-to-earth and professional.
Sean DriscollPartner & Director
Sean is an architect by profession with over fifteen years of experience within the landscape industry. Sean joined Landmark Studios in 2000, and has been based in Dubai since 2008, leading the Middle East portfolio. He has vast experience with tourism-related projects, with a focus on hotels, resorts and casino complexes located throughout the Indian Ocean islands (Mauritius and the Seychelles), Portugal and the Middle East. Sean is a problem solver who epitomises professionalism in all of his dealings.
Glenn is a professional landscape architect, qualifying in 1990 from the University of Pretoria. He started his career specialising in golf course design and commercial landscapes. He joined Landmark Studios in 1997, working predominantly on casino projects throughout South Africa. Glenn leads the Africa portfolio with landscape projects throughout the continent, with special emphasis on high-end hotel and resort developments in South Africa, Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania, Namibia and Ghana. His expertise lies in site supervision and administrative skills. Glenn is pragmatic, organised, amiable and well respected within his team and the industry.
Johann MatthysenPartner & Director
Johann joined the company in 2013, and is a Landscape Architect by profession with over six years of experience in the landscape industry. Johann leads the Montenegro office and is actively involved in Dubai office supporting the Middle East portfolio. He has a diverse range of landscape design experience having worked on projects ranging from corporate architecture to public urban parks as well as luxury resort developments. Johann has worked on projects in Europe and throughout the Middle East, Africa and Indian Ocean Islands. Johann is a passionate and creative designer with a refined eye for detail aiming to deliver unique spaces through collective collaboration with the design team.