I wanted to share some of the exciting Landscape Architecture and Urbanism events which we have hosted at the University of Greenwich this year, as well as highlighting some of the amazing achievements of the students and staff.
[Image: FFLO Landscape Architects]
So far this year we have hosted an international lecture series, including lectures from James Corner (Field Operations), who designed New York’s High Line, and Martin Rein-Cano director of Topotek1. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Landscape Architecture programmes at Greenwich we also organised a conference titled, The Dark Side of Landscape, featuring award-winning Greenwich alumni, such as: Marti Franch (EMF), Arlene Decker, Bethany Gale, Sarah Tolley, and Ed Gant.
In September our graduating students presented their work in the Advanced Landscape Studio exhibition. Some of the student design work can be seen here. Graduating students from last year joined leading firms in London and around the world, including AECOM, Arup, Gillespies and Kinnear Landscape Architects.
At the beginning of the year Tim Waterman, Honorary Editor of Landscape: The Journal of the Landscape Institute, joined us to teach History and Theory. Meaghan Kombol also joined us to teach design to our BA (Hons) Landscape Architecture students. Meaghan has worked in leading design practices, such as Gustafson Porter and Martha Schwartz and Partners, and recently authored a book 30:30 Landscape Architecture, published by Phaidon. More recently we have been delighted to welcome Neil Bancroft, from Foster and Partners, to teach planting design. To see the full list of staff teaching at Greenwich see our staff page. Among the many successes, congratulations to James Fox whose practice FFLO won an international competition to design a transparent sauna in Toronto.
Finally, two events for your calendars: on May 24th landscape theorist Charles Waldheim, John E. Irving Professor of Landscape Architecture at Harvard Graduate School of Design, will deliver a lecture, Landscape as Urbanism; also, on June 15th our end-of-year exhibition will open. As always, we would be delighted for you to join us for both these events.