We are experienced in landscape architecture, urban design, green & blue infrastructure, place making, housing, engagement and publications. We work in all scale from masterplanning to private gardens and deliver projects from inception to completion on site.

In addition to our more traditional work we are experienced in curating of art projects, exhibitions, events and architecture festivals.

We offer the following services:

Landscape Design (incl. administrative and post contract services)

Masterplanning/ Local Place Plans

LVIA Services

Landscape Planning (incl. landscape, townscape, seascape character assessments)

Landscape Management Plan

Community & Stakeholder Engagement

Landscape Maintenance (Preparation & contract administration)

Registered with the Landscape Institute

Registered SSIP member

Members of Construction Skills Certification Scheme


UrbanPioneers was founded in 2010 by directors Liane Bauer and Marion Preez. Natives of Germany both have worked in lived in Europe and Overseas before finally settling in Scotland. They have both worked in Landscape Architecture for over 16 years and greatly enjoy working in Scotland as well as internationally.

UrbanPioneers designs are based on research of the local context and a thorough understanding of the wider surroundings. Successful place-making grows out of local context and a good understanding of the brief. Through this approach they have developed expertise in providing bespoke designs tailored to the requirement of each site and community. The aim is to create resilient and sustainable landscapes and spaces, which engage and empower the local community.

Their designs aim to be inclusive and whilst Marion has developed specialist knowledge in age-related design due to her Associate position at the Dementia Services Development Centre, University of Stirling, Liane is on the Board of Play Scotland and campaigning for children and young people’s right to play. Through these positions they have the knowledge and are up-to-date on age and play related policies, research and vision for age-related/ dementia/ play in Scotland as well as further afield. Both Liane and Marion are members of Spokes (The Lothian Cycle Campaign) and advocate active travel. 


UrbanPioneers Ltd
3 Tweeddale Court, 14 High Street
Edinburgh, EH1 1TE

tel: 07910049357 (Marion)
tel: 07804132338 (Liane)

Company No 428095
Registered in Scotland