Three new LI Fellows have been announced
The LI has appointed Paul Best CMLI and Rob Branson CMLI as Fellows. The director of CABE space, Sarah Gaventa, has been awarded an honorary fellowship.
Fellowship of the Landscape Institute is conferred on senior and influential Members of the Landscape Institute, recognising their talent, expertise and particular contribution to landscape architecture.
Paul Best CMLI has been principal landscape architect at Hampshire Country Council since 2004. He maintained a track record of innovative practice within local government, leading a number of award winning projects, including the Renaissance of Portsmouth Harbour Millennium Project which received the LI design award in 2002, and Everest Community College, which received a Civic Trust Design Award in 2008. His work at Hampshire County Council Design Services was recognised by the Peter Youngman award in 2008.
Rob Branson CMLI has an extensive and sustained practice profile in a wide variety of landscape scales and contexts. His work has won a number of prizes and impressed all members of the Fellowship Board with its insight and sensitivity.
At the ceremony CEO Alastair McCapra said:
“Occasionally the LI elects honorary fellows. An honorary fellowship is awarded to someone who has demonstrated a high level of commitment to the values and vision of the Institute. Our mission is to build the professional community of landscape architects in the service of the public interest and our vision is to create a thriving society and environment through inspirational places.
“This year in recognition of her contribution to this work and in recognition of the contribution made by the whole of her organisation over the past decade we are delighted to award an honorary fellowship to Sarah Gaventa, Director of CABE Space.”