Landscape design and the future of the green belt
We are delighted that landscape architect Chris Churchman will be at our planning forum next week to talk about issues around building on the green belt.
Recently the practice that he founded in 1993, Churchman Landscape Architects, was successful in the Landscape Institute Awards, picking up the coveted Presidential Award and the Design for Small Scale Development Award for South Gardens, Elephant Park.
Adam White, President of the Landscape Institute said ' The scheme is an exemplary urban residential landscape, achieving through genuine place-making, environmentally sensitive planting and meticulous high landscape design'.
The practice also received a special Highly Commended Award in recognition for creativity and innovation in its design submission for Ebbsfleet Garden City in the Landscape for Healthy Living international competition. The judges commented saying that the proposal would lead to real engagement with the landscape and create a strong sense of civic pride and joy in the place.
Chris worked for HLM architects before setting up his own practice and became one of the youngest Fellows of the Landscape Institute in 1992. He has worked with Stanton Williams on the Millennium Seedbank and Tower of London, these experiences informing much of his own practice's work, including the award-winning Sammy Ofer Wing at the National Maritime Museum. He has carried out experimental work on living walls, using previously untried species and he has written a paper on new stadia as opportunities for regeneration.