Landscape Architecture

Landscape architects overcome many challenges facing contemporary urban design, to deliver exciting, powerful projects with sustainable solutions. Delivering the highest standards of practice requires you to keep abreast of environmental law and planning policy, lead teams and manage conflicting demands of multiple stakeholders often whilst balancing the demands of running a small business.

Our tools

More than 15 years ago, the launch of our landscape tool was recognised by the Landscape Institute, for bringing consistency and technical quality to project documentation. Still written and maintained by our in-house Landscape professionals, this and our next generation tools are at the heart of outstanding landscape projects. As the industry adopts BIM, we enable Landscape professionals, the earliest adopters of BIM principals, to collaborate with wider project teams delivering to Level 2 BIM requirements.

With NBS Create you can produce professional outline, performance and full specifications with architecture, structural, building services and landscape content more efficiently. NBS Create is an essential tool for BIM projects.

With NBS Landscape you can produce accurate, up to date specifications for hard and soft landscape projects using the industry standard system with content written and maintained by our in-house landscape architects.

The NBS BIM Toolkit is a free-to-use BIM project management tool that provides step-by-step help to define, manage and validate responsibility for information development and delivery at each stage of the asset lifecycle in Level 2 BIM projects.

More NBS Services

Working with the government, institutes, and construction professionals we provide the research, knowledge, processes and tools you need to reap the benefits of BIM.


Many local authorities rely on NBS to produce efficient, best value projects on time and within budget. Contact us to discuss your requirements.


01 June 2014 | by

Following flooding at the start of 2014 we consider what level of investment will be needed to ensure better flood defences.

16 July 2015 | by

A reinterpreted farmstead has become the first Certified Passivhaus in Northumberland and winner of the Small Projects Category at the 2015 Passivhaus Awards organised by the Passivhaus Trust.

12 June 2014 | by

We examine some of the key concepts behind SuDS and a variety of techniques used to control surface water run-off locally.

01 February 2015 | by

We love to hear about how our customers use our products across their projects. Here, as part of our series of case studies, we look at how Sheffield City Council used our specification product NBS Building on the multi-million pound redevelopment of the city's Botanical Gardens and its plans to implement NBS Create.

11 June 2015 | by

We venture outdoors to explore two rather impressive 'green walls' in the heart of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne.