From Idea to Site : A project guide to creating better landscapes book cover
1st Edition

From Idea to Site
A project guide to creating better landscapes

ISBN 9781859468432
Published February 17, 2020 by RIBA Publishing
240 Pages

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Book Description

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.

The book also shows how landscape architecture can add to the quality and sustainability of varying construction projects, and how to make the best use of a landscape architect’s skills. Including in-depth illustrated case studies from UK and international landscape schemes, the book looks at the often challenging process of getting projects to completion – ‘from idea to site’.

Table of Contents

1. What sort of landscape architect am I?  2. Briefing and Project Planning  3. Designing the Scheme  4. Project Managing the Site  5. Maintaining the Site  6. Feedback and Evaluation

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Claire Thirlwall is a Landscape Architect with over twenty years’ experience. Having worked in the charitable and public sectors and now running her own successful practice, Claire is keen advocate of collaborative working and innovation, and is involved in the promotion of BIM and other technologies in construction.