How many of us, landscape architects, endured the battle of explaining what we do? What is landscape architecture? What does a landscape architect do? The most common response to “Hi! My name is… I am a landscape architect.” is: “oh an architect” or a raised eyebrow “?” Many people tend to hear only ‘architecture‘ and because they understand the word, they focus on it, somehow omitting the ‘landscape‘ bit. The cluster of words ‘landscape architecture‘ has no common understanding in […]
Winning entry to OPUN (the architecture and design center for East Midlands) national competition to design a new square in the town of Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire. Teamed up with Patricia Paegle, we created an innovative proposal showing how the town center could be transformed, starting wider regeneration of the area and contributing to the Council’s strategy of improving the prosperity and shaping the future of the town. Elements from the design were used by Ashfield District Council to develop a final plan […]
“There is no such thing as weeds in our garden” – a case of two community spaces in London that take environmentally responsible gardening into next level. Low maintenance, and drought-tolerant planting, with food growing and organic, permaculture elements, ecological, wildlife, climate change gardens.