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Interviews with 12 UK landscape architects

Twelve UK-based landscape architects explain how they see the landscape profession and why they enjoy being landscape architects. Dominic Cole, in the first interview, explains that ‘A landscape architect is the equivalent of an architect but for the outdoors. In

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Kathryn Gustafson lecture on landscape architecture

Kathryn Gustafson (1951-) is an American landscape architect. She studied at the the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York and worked as a fashion designer in Paris before studying landscape architecture at the L’École nationale supérieure de paysage  in

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Eelco Hooftman landscape architect GROSS. MAX Edinburgh

Eelco Hooftman studied landscape architecture at Wageningen and runs his practice GROSS. MAX from Edinburgh. Eelco is said to combine a Dutch sense of experimentation with a British sense of humour and German rigour.  This lecture, delivered at the Walker Art Center

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Kim Wilkie lectures on his approach to landscape architecture

Kim Wilkie studied history at Oxford and landscape architecture at the University of California, Berkeley. After returning to the UK he set up a  landscape studio in London, in 1989. Publications Led by the Land Frances Lincoln, 2012 – ISBN

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Peter Walker explains his design for the 9/11 Memorial

Peter Walker is an American landscape architect. He graduated from Harvard University Graduate School of Design in 1957 and went into partnership with Hideo Sasaki in 1972 and then with Martha Schwartz in 1983. Walker co-designed the World Trade Center Memorial

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Interview with Noel Farrer, President of the Landscape Institute 2014-16

Noel Farrer,  principal of Huxley Farrer, is interviewed by  interviewed by Lalla Hussain (BA Landscape Architecture student at the University of Greenwich in London) in 2015.  Farrer is says it is easier to explain garden design, urban design, master planner etc than it

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Geoffrey Jellicoe landscape architect: interview and review of his work

Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe (1900 -1996) was an English architect, town planner, landscape architect, garden designer and author. Jellicoe was a founder member of the Institute of Landscape architects (now the Landscape Institute), in 1929, and its President from 1939-1949.  In 1948,

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History and theory of landscape architecture – Tom Turner interviewed

Tom Turner answers questions from University of Greenwich BA landscape architecture students about: the definition of landscape architecture international influences on British landscape architecture favourite landscape projects from the 3000 year history of landscape architecture how climate change might affect landscape

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Lawrence Halprin interview: ‘I’ve been a landscape architect, thank God’

Lawrence Halprin tells how a visit to Frank Lloyd Wright at Taliesin led him to become a designer. ‘Ever since then, I’ve been a landscape architect, thank God’, he says on this video. Halprin studied at Harvard and, like many American

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James Corner interview: the High Line and Intimate Immensity

James Corner was born in Preston and began his study of landscape architecture at Manchester Metropolitan University in the UK. The Time Magazine interview with Corner was published in 2012 under the title: Game Changer: James Corner, Urban Dreamscaper. Corner defines landscape

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