Mark McDowall


Tel: 057 9122856


Address: Design House Emmet Street, Birr


Originally from Australia, Mark has been designing gardens and landscapes for over 20 years.  Working from the Hoctor Smyth Design studio in Birr, County Offaly, his experience includes the design of both small and large scale gardens, in a variety of countries.  Prior to joining Hoctor Smyth in 2016, Mark was the Regional Director at ParkHood Landscape Architects in Belfast where he was responsible for work throughout Ireland, Northern Ireland and London.  He was also a Senior Landscape Architect at Taylor Cullity Lethlean, Australia’s most highly awarded Landscape Architectural Design Practice.

In addition to residential gardens, Mark’s landscape design portfolio includes botanic gardens, waterfront projects, public parks, educational facilities and urban streetscapes, some of which have received International award for Landscape Architectural excellence.


  • Bachelor of Landscape Architecture May 1997 – RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Registered Landscape Architect July 2003 with the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA)
  • Member of the Garden & Landscape Designers Association (MGLDA) October 2019
  • Member of the Irish Landscape Institute (MILI) February 2020


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