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 the same way that an architect will manipulate internal space and create an envelope for a building, a landscape architect has the ability to create spaces outside – but not necessarily using building materials as such. Our building materials might be growing, they might be trees, they might be plants they might be soil – to create those spaces. So at its simplest (a landscape architect) is somebody who is able trained to manipulate space out of doors’.

Tom Turner