westley design | inclusive landscape architecture

University of Plymouth School of Architecture and Design

Senior Lecturer

The challenge

Roles have included:

Course Director of Post Graduate Diploma Landscape Design, Project Manager for the R.A.T.I.O. Community Empowerment Telematics project, design studio tuition. Visiting Tutor Appointments: Cambridge University, Queens University Belfast, Cardiff University, Falmouth School of Art / University College Falmouth and Rhode Island School of Design. Research / teaching practice focus: Landscape Architecture and planning, inclusive design, trans-disciplinary teaching/ learning projects for public, private and voluntary sector clients

What we did

Research activities (since 2002): Publications, Papers, Exhibitions, Awards, Competitions, Prizes:

  • Paper - Building Bridges: Interdisciplinary Design Based Education Projects (Shared Visions Conference September 2002, University of Brighton)
  • Workshop – Creating Connections; People and Place and Lecture – The Eden Project As Rural Regeneration Mechanism (Mark Harrison Fund Series April / May 2003, Rhode Island School of Design)
  • Paper – Inclusive Healing Environments – Sensory Trust Case Studies (Critical Connections Health Care Arts Conference December 2002,  Leeds General Hospital)
  • Article – Sensory Rich Education (Landscape Design Magazine – February 2003 Issue 317)
  • Paper - Lessons taken from Health Sector Inclusive Consultation / Landscape Design Projects (Public Parks Keep Out! Conference – Greenspace and Sensory Trust Nov 2003 )
  • Conference Partner Organisation ‘Projects’ Session – ‘Making Sense’ Inclusive environmental design and management; developing links between the environment and people’s health and well-being (D21 Design Agenda for the 21st Century, December 2004, Rio de Janeiro)
  • Publication – English Heritage Access Guidance for Historic Landscapes, Sensory Trust, October 2004 (Landscape Institute Awards winner 2006
  • Newlyn Gallery Landscape, Cornwall – Shortlisted.
  • CABESpace – Spaceshaper development and training 2005 –
  • Play England / CABESpace – Training Materials Design and Training Delivery 2006 -
  • CABE Healthy Environments Conference Week – paper – Case Studies
  • CABE Green Space Leaders Program – Inclusive Access to the Public Realm 2007 –
  • NHS Design Review Panel - Therapeutic Place-making, Quality of Place through Landscape Design- March 2008

The result

Michael continues both teaching and research activity complementary to his practice.

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