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Ms. Lisa MacKenzie

Senior Lecturer - Landscape Architecture

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Willingness to take PhD students: Yes

Projects that address inter-disciplinary boundaries, between Landscape Architecture, Art, Architecture and Place. I am particularly interested in Research by Design projects

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Arts, Edinburgh College of Art
Landscape Architecture

Professional Qualifications

Chartered Member of the Landscape Institute, CMLI

Area of Expertise

Research expertiseLandscape Architecture

Current Research Interests

Investigating the interrelationships between art, architecture, landscape and place to frame new insights in Landscape Architectural practice

Landscape Architecture by its very nature is a practice that relies on strong inter-disciplinary teaching, practice and research in order to respond to the challenges of climate change and the associated demand for sustainable solutions to development. My aim is and has been to promote Landscape Architecture as a discipline concerned with creative and sustainable design for the whole human environment. 

I was commissioned to author and implement The Public Realm – Public Art strategy for Inverness Campus and as a consequence I have been engaged to design an external gallery in the heart of the Campus Landscape.  This single commission entitled An t-Eilean (The Island) has allowed me to merge and distil my many research interests and translate my investigative priorities into the fabric of a public space for experimentation and engaged action.

Research Interests

Investigating the interrelationships between art, architecture, landscape and place to frame new insights in Landscape Architectural practice

Masterplanning (Ecological and time based Masterplanning)

‘Timescaping’

Design and Policy:  Educational Landscapes

External Space and Public Art. 

Landscape Architecture at a Regional Scale.

The role of Landscape Architecture in Planning and Landscape Policy in Europe

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