Renowned landscape architect and Greenwich graduate, Marti Franch Batllori, was honoured by the University of Greenwich yesterday.
He received an honorary doctorate in graduation ceremonies taking place at the Greenwich Campus. The university awards honorary degrees to individuals of distinction who have made an outstanding contribution to activities related to their field.
Marti, described by Harvard Design Magazine as one of the most influential contemporary landscape architects of his generation, received the degree of Honorary Doctor of Design (HonDDes). He established his practice, Estudi Marti Franch (EMF Landscape Architecture) in 1999, and his many awards include the Rosa Barba Prize (2012), the highest award in his profession, and the Honor Award from the American Society of Landscape Architects, which described his work as ‘cutting edge’.
Marti is advisor to the landscape journal Paisea, is regularly featured in a number of acclaimed architecture magazines, and is a visiting teacher at several institutions around the globe. In September 2015, Marti presented at the Department of Architecture and Landscape annual conference, The Dark Side of Architecture and Landscape.
Marti’s honorary award, marking the 50th anniversary of the Landscape programmes at Greenwich, recognises Marti’s outstanding achievements at a relatively young age, and acknowledges his inspiration to the university’s students who are setting out in their own landscape architecture careers.