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Hi My name is Jennifer, I am a Graduate Landscape Architect, thank you for viewing my profile.
I am interested in artful, socially engaging work which is ecologically correct; I hope to work on a broad range of projects in the future with a unique approach to each site & scheme.
In 2005 I began studying Landscape Architecture at Kingston University which combined my greatest interests, the arts and the environment. With the help of tutors and peers I developed a way of thinking about landscape; I learned the skills needed to communicate my ideas; through written & spoken language, drawing & modelling. I also built up a broad knowledge base of hard and soft materials. I graduated from Kingston in 2008 with BA (First class Honours) degree. Since then I have worked for two Landscape Architecture Practices: Bell Fischer Landscape Architects based in London, and Coe Design Landscape Architects in Weymouth. At both practices I have thrived with the responsibility of small scale projects under the supervision of principle landscape architects. I have also contributed to numerous larger scale team projects from concept design through to detailed design. In addition I have worked in Landscape Maintenance and in garden centers to build up my knowledge of plants.
I have traveled, worked and lived abroad; in France, Canada and America. This past year I have been studying at Sheffield University for a Masters in Landscape Architecture which I have recently successfully completed. At Sheffield University I found that my experience of different cultural and ecological landscapes has strongly informed my approach to design. For example my concept for an initial environmental art project was inspired by the sense of ‘the ecstasy of play’ which I felt whilst exploring Rialto Beach, USA. I aimed to recreate this feeling for people in Sheffield, by turning a disused car park and derelict building into a wild exhibition space which was to be managed as a playground. This involved filling available space with landscape objects reminiscent to Rialto Beach which were selected, arranged and managed to create an ecstasy of play, in time the playground would develop into its own unique ecosystem. Go to: http://youtu.be/ypafQ1dul4I
Other modules at Sheffield included: Green Space Management, Sustainable Development, Professional Practice, and the year concluded in one final major project of my choosing. For this I specialized in Design and I selected a site which interested me in terms of landscape management; for function, recreation and conservation. I explored how design can be used sensitively to aid the relationship between conflicting priorities of land use. My proposals aimed to provide sensory interpretation of the pre-existing place for visitors; for knowledge transfer with minimal interference to existing land uses. For this project I largely designed on site, allowing it to speak for itself, the proposals were site determined and sensitive to existing users and their values. Go to : http://goo.gl/maps/yRzR
Currently Seeking Next Career Opportunity, Graduate Landscape Architect or similar
The University of Sheffield, Sheffield, GB, Masters, Landscape Architecture (Distinction)
Kingston University London, Kingston upon Thames, GB, BA (First Class Honours) Landscape Architecture
Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU), Manchester, GB, BTEC National Diploma - 3D Design (Distinction)