Kate Richards appointed new Chair of Landscape Institute Wales
A Chester landscape architect has been appointed as the new Chair of Landscape Institute Wales
Kate Richards, an associate landscape architect at Land Studio will officially take up her post with the organisation this month.
Land Studio is an innovative architectural and environmental design company, delivering nature led design and engineering solutions. Based in Chester, the company specialises in historic landscape, masterplanning, public realm design and regeneration projects both in the UK and international.
Last year the company brought the delivery of sustainable drainage designs and water management solutions in-house with the appointment of a civil engineering team.
Assistant landscape architect, Sian Rossiter also of Land Studio will be joining Richards to run the organisations social media platforms.
The Landscape Institute was founded in 1929 and is a professional organisation working to improve the planning and design of the urban and rural landscape. It also accredits university courses and promotes the professional development of landscape architects.
Its aim is to work with its members to protect, conserve and enhance the natural and built environment for the public benefit.
It also provides a professional home for all landscape practitioners including landscape architects, scientists and planners, landscape managers and urban designers.
Richards, who is situated in Mold, North Wales, and has been involved with the committee for two years says: “I’m delighted to be taking up this position. When it comes to the environment and its landscape, Wales is very forward thinking with its policies, so this is an exciting time to become Chair. There’s a lot we can do.”
Outgoing chair Louise Ball says: “Kate is ideally placed for taking on the role as Chair for the Landscape Institute Wales branch.
“She has been at the forefront of the committee meetings with ideas and suggestions, helping to keep the momentum of the branch going during her previous role as Social Media Co-ordinator.
“Kate is enthusiastic and gets the job done. They are perfect qualities to take over as Chair to help guide the committee over the coming year.”
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