Blog – Staff profile: Sam Snaith

On the forefront of all Harrisons initiatives, is the panorama design, and extra importantly, how that design compliments the structure of the house and our shopper’s life-style.   We sit down with Sam Snaith, the Lead Designer at Harrisons to debate why he’s conserving issues easy and naturally, Missy Elliot.  


Who’s Sam Snaith and what’s your function at Harrisons?

I’m simply a median bloke with an above common life.  I stay in a fairly seaside facet suburb with my spouse and younger daughter.  I handle our design workforce which consists of panorama designers, panorama architects and an administrative workforce.  We deal with not solely the design but additionally the council approval course of.   

Why backyard design, and what do you take pleasure in about it most?

My mum requested me on the age of seven what I needed to be after I grew up and my response was “panorama architect”…..and right here we’re. I like the stability between shopper liaison all through the design course of and the solitude which comes with drafting/design.

As a designer a brand new mission, what’s your precedence?

I wish to know as a lot about my purchasers as doable.  It’s clearly essential that the design sits properly with the structure of the house, however extra importantly the design wants to go with the shopper’s persona and life-style. Design is a collaborative course of and along with our shopper we obtain a backyard that capabilities properly and ages gracefully.

What evokes you in design?

Different designers!!! Our business has so many inventive minds and other people appear to feed off one another.  I’ve all the time been an admirer of Indigenous artwork and I draw numerous inspiration concerning the scale and restraint the artists use.  

What makes a backyard nice?

A snug spatial format. Backyard areas must be completely proportioned for them to really feel proper.

For those who had been a plant, what wouldn’t it be?

Passiflora edulis, barely left of centre, nevertheless strikingly stunning with a tricky exterior however mushy inside. 

What’s particular about the place you reside?

The folks I stay with (my household) and a 10 minute stroll to the seaside.

What’s your philosophy on life?

Preserve it easy and be good to one another.

What’s the most performed track in your playlist?

Oh no… I promised myself I’d be sincere on this questionnaire….Presently it’s Missy Elliot. “Work It” 

What’s subsequent for Sam Snaith?

Hopefully one other abroad surf journey, nevertheless with one other child due in June, that’s extremely unlikely.

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