Congratulations to the four LIS members, Sue Evans, Nigel Hackett, Marc van Grieken and James Welch who were elected Fellows of the Landscape Institute in August and collected their certificates at the LI awards in November. This brings the total number of LIS members who are Fellows to ten.
The designation Fellow of the Landscape Institute (FLI) is conferred upon senior Members of the profession, recognising their talent, expertise and particular contribution to landscape architecture.
Through its award of Fellowship, the LI recognises landscape architecture’s leaders, innovators and ambassadors and those who have made a special contribution to the development and promotion of the profession.
Sue Evans is head of development at Central Scotland Green Network Support Unit, having worked at a wide range of organisations in Scotland. In 2008 she was awarded an MBE for services to forestry. She has played a major role in setting the context for the Central Scotland Forest Strategy.
Nigel Hacket has more than 40 years’ experience at senior level in landscape planning and design, environmental assessment, urban and new town planning and consultancy business development in the UK, Sweden, Hong Kong, China and East Asia. He is currently technical director of URS Infrastructure & Environment UK.
Marc van Grieken
Marc van Grieken is a principal at LUC. He has wide experience, including landscape and visual impact assessment, expert witness work, landscape and planning advice, and urban design. He acts as an enabler for Architecture and Design Scotland, and was a member of the advisory panel for the third edition of Guidelines for Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment.
James Welch is director of Optimised Environments Limited (OPEN) having previously been managing principal and vice president of EDAW/ AECOM. He has specialised in landscape and visual impact assessment, and has given evidence at more than 60 planning enquiries and appeals. Although only in its fourth year, OPEN now has 32 employees.
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