Martin Douglas

Martin has worked as an urban design consultant for almost two decades, begining with the the former Colin Buchanan and Partners, before spells at Mason Richards Partnership/RPS and Barton Willmore.

Martin has spent the last seven years at Pad Design, a Bristol based design practice which is engaged in a wide portfolio of projects that draw on the integration of masterplanning, architecture and urban design. Martin is a panellist on the South West Design Review Panel.

Martin has a wide range of development experience: from concept design and site promotion; through illustrative masterplans and outline applications; to detailed proposals, tenders and town centre regeneration projects. He is skilled in putting together a variety of design documents and has helped to run training courses on Design and Access Statements and Manual for Streets to Welsh local authorities.

Martin has a strong graphic ability, and a number of his drawings have featured in Build magazine's Sketch of the Week feature. Examples can be seen on his Instagram page (

Prior to working as an Urban Designer, Martin undertook a wide variety of roles, including being employed as a marketing designer and community artist. He wrote the dissertation for his Urban Design masters degree on the public perception of public art. 

 Urban Design Group Recognised Practitioner
Job Title
pad Design Ltd

BA(Hons) Landscape Architecture
MA Urban Design


South West