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Richard Heath

Who are you?  My name is Richard Heath, I am a Landscape Consultant with the Landscape and Green Infrastructure Business Unit.  I graduated from Northampton University with a BSc in Conservation Land Management in 2012, and I am currently in the final year of my Post Graduate Diploma in Landscape Architecture at Birmingham City University.

What do you do?  My role centers on supporting clients with planning applications and discharging conditions relating to landscape assessment and design.  My particular field of interest is the detailed design of spaces, developing planting schemes and hard landscaping solutions to respond to the particular way that people will interact with the landscape at a human scale.

What project have you found particularly interesting to be involved in?  Little Stanion, on the outskirts of Corby.  This project is local to our office, and we have been involved for many years as a company.  I was tasked with designing the large public open space area that focuses on the SuDS system.  The site has poor soils and a lot of public pressure to deliver a high quality, usable space for the residents.  It was an opportunity to work at all scales, to bring forward a design that will mature with the community; it will provide people with a great setting for their homes, and at the same time encourage healthy lifestyles.

What has been your favourite Lockhart Garratt moment to date?  We have a wide geographic base, and I often find myself staying away from home to undertake LVIAs in far-flung locations.  It gives me the opportunity to experience some beautiful areas of the country for the first time, and as part of my role, I have to scrutinise and understand the character of the landscape.  I really love the investigative elements of these projects, trying to understand how nature and man have influenced the land, and how the landscape will change in the future.

Richard with his 7 year old son, Jasper

What are your interests and hobbies?  Nearing the end of my Post Grad means I have very little time of my own!  My spare time is divided between my wife, my son, and my dog, in pretty much equal measure.  I love live music, long walks, visiting country parks, pottering in the garden, and playing with Photoshop, although right now none of these things are taking priority I’m afraid.  Once my course is out of the way I will delight in having weekends again – until I start working towards my Chartership, anyway.

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