FROM IDEA TO SITE

A project guide to creating better landscapes

From Idea to Site explores how to improve the working practices of landscape architects and therefore the quality of the design and management of our external environment. Based around the life of a project, this book puts innovation and technology at the forefront: looking at how they are changing the profession, and how these innovations might be used in the professional arena.

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Iconic Landscapes – Copacabana Promenade

Iconic Landscapes – Copacabana Promenade

I love the Olympics.  Every four years I watch the eccentric Opening Ceremony, the hard to follow sports, (omnium - you are the main culprit here) and the tearful medal ceremonies. Watching athletes, the best in the world, is a privilege.   I was lucky enough to...

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Twenty

Twenty

I'm in celebratory mood today, as twenty years ago I set up my practice Thirlwall Associates. Back in 1996 Facebook, Twitter and Google were yet to exist.  I was proud of my dial-up connection, choosing between using the phone or the internet. I had my pick of just...

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The Rising Star Award – Remembering Mel Starrs

The Rising Star Award – Remembering Mel Starrs

Yesterday I was lucky enough to attend the fourth annual award of the Rising Star Award for Sustainability, presented in memory of the wonderful and much missed Mel Starrs who died suddenly in 2012 aged just 38. The award was set up by Mel's employers PRP and the UK...

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