"I chose to study landscape architecture in Scotland at the Edinburgh College of Art as it is the only art college in the world that offers a course of study …
"I chose to study landscape architecture in Scotland at the Edinburgh College of Art as it is the only art college in the world that offers a course of study in landscape architecture. I wanted my landscape studies to be based in a historical context. The history of art design in landscape is very important to me, from both a technical and inspiration standpoint. The knowledge I gained studying the historical English/European landscapes has left an indelible footprint on my design principles. I continue to be inspired by the landscape design movements from:
-17th century France's Andre Le Notre with the introduction of the Baroque Movement in landscape
-18th century England's Lancelot "Capability" Brown's notion of a green space
-19th century's Gertrude Jekyll and Sir Edwin Lutyen's arts and crafts movement
In the United States, I studied landscape architecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, CDP. There I furthered my knowledge of the American landscape beginning with Fredrick Law Olmsted the father of American landscape architecture, through more contemporary landscape architects such as Martha Schwartz."
Photography Credit: Jill Hunter