What do landscape architects bring to multidisciplinary regeneration projects?
Relative to the size of our membership, the Landscape Institute is well-represented on the High Streets Task Force Experts Register.
‘Landscape architects are often the brokers, the collaborators, the binding agents. We hold multidisciplinary design teams closer together because we consider context and understand how people use space between built form and engineered elements.’
Landscape architects create places to endure and evolve, serving multiple uses and users. But far from being generalists, landscape architects are skilled specialists. They have the professional tools to decipher the often-complex interconnectivity of places. They envision, communicate, design, and ultimately deliver tangible benefits, not only for the people who inhabit or use a place, but for wildlife and the wider environment.
What’s more, a landscape-led vision is not immutable. Landscape architects are trained to not approach a project with a pre-conceived vision; they take inspiration from the site, the planning context, the local environment and the people.
Landscape architects work inclusively with communities to create places that not only meet people’s needs, but also enhance their spirits. They recognise that people, place and nature are interconnected, and that by empowering and improving all three, they deliver the best possible outcomes.
With their holistic, inclusive and equitable approach, from vision to delivery and ongoing management, landscape architects are a vital player throughout a project. They can shift dexterously from delivering singular, specialist interventions to broad strategic direction, creating discussion and bringing together the views of all stakeholders to help a place reach its fullest potential.