Posted in Landscape Architect

All shades of green by Keith Baker

 

A Facebook post about a former house-mate of mine who now teaches at the Stockholm Resilience Centre (http://www.stockholmresilience.org) got me thinking about their area of interest, namely the complex challenges facing humanity and their belief that;

 In our globalized society, there are virtually no ecosystems that are not shaped by humans and no humans without the need for ecosystems and the services they provide.Read the rest

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Posted in Historical landscapes Landscape heritage Pre-historic landscape Terra Firma Team

How do you start to design elements of a Stone and Bronze Age landscape? – By Alice

As a practice we often get involved in a wide range of interesting projects that can sometimes be quite a challenge and take a turn in the most unexpected direction.… Read the rest

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Northward bound

A recent work visit has taken me to Scotland, where twice a year I visit the National Air Traffic Control Centre at Prestwick to see how the landscape management at one of the longest running projects in the terra firma portfolio is progressing nearly 13 years after completion.… Read the rest

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Posted in International Landscape Architecture Landscape Architects landscape architecture projects Lithuania Seasons Greetings Terra Firma Team

End of year blog from Lionel, Dec 2017

Final week before Christmas and we are fully ensconced in our new offices across the other side of Petersfield on the Business Park. Bit of a culture change from being in rather more characterful offices in the town centre but in many ways more convenient for the necessities of parking and access along with the room for expansion and a serious investment in new furniture, technology and streamlined systems.… Read the rest

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Hmm that looks nice I’ll think I’ll eat it! by Paul Strugnell

Looking through recent advice on plants suitable for schools you would think that children these days were intent on stuffing their faces with any available plant imaginable.… Read the rest

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Posted in Climate Construction Future Landscape Humanitarian Landscape Architecture Hydrology International Landscape Architecture Landscape Architects

A Humanitarian Role – Landscape Architecture’s New Direction

We were lucky enough to have a recent visit from Rhys Jones, a graduate of The University of Gloucester who has been investigating the role of landscape architects in humanitarian work.Read the rest

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Posted in Biodiversity Climate Ecosystems Innovative planting Soft landscape and planting design

Mind the (June….) gap (written by Gill)

‘If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe then man would only have four years of life left. No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more man.’ (Erroneously attributed to Einstein)

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“100 years ago there were around 1million bee hives; this had reduced to 400,000 in the 1950s and further reduced to the 274,000 today.Read the rest

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Landscape Architects -The Last Polymaths (by Niall Williams and edited by Garry Main)

I recently read an interesting article by the BBC which asked ‘Does the World Need Polymaths?’ and it got me thinking about the role that Landscape Architects play in a broader sense.Read the rest

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Posted in Future Landscape Landscape Architect Photography

A clash of landscape, photography and the distant future by Davon Bree

…three things I find myself pondering regularly. This is a bit of a long one but bear with me…

Let me start at the beginning…picture the scene.… Read the rest

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Posted in Awards & Competitions Biodiversity Environmental Protection green infrastructure Hydrology Landscape Architect Soft landscape and planting design

Landscape architects: worth our weight in gold! by Alison Galbraith

Keith and I were fortunate enough to be invited to this year’s ICE South East England Engineering Excellence Awards 2017 as guests of Peter Brett Associates.  We collaborated with their Water Management Team on the diversion and restoration of a stretch of the Hermitage Stream in Havant, Hampshire, which was short-listed in the Sustainability and Resilience category.… Read the rest

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