Category: Course Visits and Trips

Landscape and Urban Design Field Trip to Cardiff

Landscape and Urban Design Field Trip to Cardiff New students were welcomed to the course with a trip to Cardiff including a lecture by Peter McComiskey, Director of TACP Landscapes (founded in 1906). The lecture was called Past,…

Urban Futures Student Trip: The Changing Face of Birmingham

Does planning the future always involve destroying the past? How do we enact change at a human scale in cities? What are the critical issues facing cities today? What are the potential solutions of these issues? How can…

Cirencester practice visits

We met Jane Fitzgerald White and David Bailey from PortusWhitton in Cirencester market square. They gave us a potted history of the place from the Roman days, through the Dark Ages to the time of the medieval abbey,…

An inspiring talk about landscape inspiration

Jane Fitzgerald White, with the Portus Whitton practice in Cirencester, explained, indeed emphasised, the importance of the why and not just the how of landscape architecture. She herself has always taken delight in gardens and plants and has…

LVIA is more interesting than design. Discuss.

The last session of the Professional Practice module comprised a double act from Kathryn Ball and Radek Chanas who both work as landscape architects at Pegasus in Cirencester. Initially they revealed how they got into the profession themselves…

A STRANGE AND BEAUTIFUL PLACE

“A STRANGE AND BEAUTIFUL PLACE” These were the words that Dennis Potter, British dramatist born in the FOREST of DEAN, chose to describe his home area. He went on to say it contained “rather ugly villages in a…

Landscape Institute: Launch of Student Travel Award 2019

We’re pleased to announce that we have officially launched the LI Student Travel Awards 2019! For those of you who may not be familiar with the competition, we enable students on our accredited courses are eligible to apply…

ROCK ON!

The Appraising Landscapes session last week (18th October) consisted of laboratory work investigating the qualities of natural rocks from Britain and Europe then some local soil samples which were tested for texture and pH values. A basic knowledge…

DERIVE DELIGHTS

New students to the landscape architecture course in Cheltenham have been introduced to the delights of the dérive. From the French and literally meaning ‘drifting’, the dérives we have undertaken have included wandering around the town centre during…