Before setting up naganjohnson architects in 1999 with Michael Johnson, Deborah trained as a theatre designer (partly at the National Theatre) before moving to interiors, initially setting up her own studio in Cumbria.
Deborah passed her Masters in landscape architecture in 2003. Her design, The Cement Garden was selected for the Westonbirt International Garden Festival and she was the designer of The Fritillus Garden for 'Jardins a Suivre', Heinerscheid, as part of the Luxembourg City of Culture, 2007. An interest in temporary schemes and installations remain a focus of her practice.
She has since worked for EDAW and Martha Schwartz Partners, before returning to naganjohnson. She also heads up (uncommon), a design-led landscape consultancy who make ‘narrative landscape’. Their projects aim to bring the underlying and imposed stories of places to life in their new landscape. Making places memorable, as well as interesting, greener, robust and more sustainable.
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