Landscape Architects Knowledge Exchange and design charette 2019

In conjunction with the Landscape Institute Scotland’s 50th Anniversary Celebrations of Ian McHarg’s ‘Design with Nature’


The Landscape Institute Scotland are proud to present the Landscape Architects Knowledge Exchange for 2019 that forms part of the celebration of the life and works of Ian McHarg, 50 years on from his seminal work Design with Nature that has and continues to inspire the profession of landscape architecture today.


This event provides an introduction to the exciting world and career opportunities for young people in the profession of landscape architecture. The day will provide a relaxed environment for prospective students, current students and graduates to meet, learn about and discuss the practice of landscape architecture. There will be an opportunity to collaborate on a real design project in Edinburgh with a site visit using McHarg’s design principles. Graduate landscape architects and experienced practitioners will be on hand to guide students through the design process and provide support and insight on the day. There will advice at the closing part of the day about how to enter the profession and courses that are available for aspiring landscape architects.


Evolution House Boardroom, 78 West Port, Edinburgh College of Art


19th October 2019: 9.30-17.00


Anyone under aged 16-25 who is interested in landscape architecture – recent landscape graduates, current landscape students, and S4-S6 high schoolers (ideally before they apply for university)

Programme for the day

  • 09:30 – Registration (Evolution House) and team building
  • 10:00 – An introduction to landscape architecture and a day in the life of a landscape architect
  • 10:30 – Introduction to McHarg’s design principles and the Place Standard Tool
  • 11:00 – Introduction by Central Scotland Green Network Trust, site visit (Little France Park, Craigmiller, Edinburgh) and supported on site analysis
  • 13:15 – Lunch back at Evolution House
  • 13:45 – Assisted design session
  • 15:45 – Presentations of ideas
  • 16:30 – Discussion/ Q&A and opening event of the McHarg Exhibition
  • 16:45 – Landscape university courses
  • 17:00 – End (followed by drinks for over 18s and refreshments for others)

Tickets can be booked through EventBrite

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