Improving the Landscape Architecture industry through better practices

Landscape architects learn standard processes and approaches taught at universities and institutions and is the level of design expected by clients and the other designers. These processes are the minimum for a landscape designer to meet the expected industry standard. Of course, expectations differ depending on the place, country, and industry maturity in the project …

The increasing importance of outdoor space

During COVID, whether in lockdown or restrictions, people have become more aware of the importance of the outdoor spaces, whether it is their own garden, local or regional park and the wider landscape. Residential GardensThroughout 2020 people have gained a greater appreciation for the home gardens and nurseries have seen an increase in outdoor and …

Understanding the pandemic | Is density to blame?

Over the past few weeks, we have watched the cities go into lockdown as the Coronavirus (COVID-19) impacts across the world showing them at their barest with no people and resembling a scene out of Hollywood blockbuster (Vanilla Sky or I am Legend). There is a sense of angst, trepidation, fear and at times humour …

Be open to ideas and move beyond “the right way” or “this is how we do it”

When you have worked for various companies and clients in different countries and cultures you soon realise that there is not one way to do something. Never get lost in the pushing what you think is the “right way of doing it” on to others.  You may have learnt the “right way” at school or …

How do you read?

I know some people read one book at a time cover to cover as they want to keep the same train of thought. I read multiple books at the same time, I feel that reading books at the same time in the same or different areas allows for a crossflow of ideas and then possibly germination …