I am a trained architect and landscape architect by profession with twelve years of experience in practice. I run my own practice called Studio Karst Ltd. in Basel, with projects to date in Switzerland, England, Germany and the Netherlands. My work stems from an interest in how art and design processes can challenge and influence the inherent growth, decay and change of places to achieve coherent identities and structures. I continue to be influenced by a formative childhood exploring the Dartmoor and Yorkshire Dales National Parks. Walking, hand-drawing and model-making are integral to my working methods. In particular my practical research into ways in which walking can critically inform a landscape design process has been recognised by peers.
I hold a part time post at Kingston University, visiting monthly to teach. This teaching role is located within the academic framework that I co-developed for the School of Architecture in my former role as director of undergraduate landscape. I have lectured on my work and run practical landscape design workshops at various UK universities, to date the Architectural Association, Sheffield, London Met and Greenwich.
I have been based in Switzerland since 2003. Prior to setting up my own practice I was employed for eight years at Vogt Landscape Architects in Zurich, where I was responsible for co-developing and leading the research and development studio with Guenther Vogt. Key projects included Novartis Campus Park in Basel and the Tate Modern landscape extension. Foxley is Author of the Vogt Landscape Monograph Distance & Engagement: Walking, thinking and making landscape published by Lars Müller, 2010.