Three Landscape Architecture graduates have been shortlisted across two categories in the 2016 Landscape Institute Awards. The nominations mean an Edinburgh College of Art (ECA) alumnus is guaranteed to pick up two of the awards available.

Peter Kennedy (who graduated in 2016) and Callum Watson (who graduated in 2015) make up the shortlist in the Student Portfolio Award. Callum has also been nominated for the Student Dissertation Award, along with James Trevers (who graduated in 2016).

The Landscape Institute Awards are one of the biggest events in the landscape profession. They celebrate the scale and scope of UK and international landscape practice.

2016 Student portfolio award nominations

Callum Watson’s portfolio considers ecological designs that examine the role of the landscape architect within urban development and how landscape professionals can influence the urban development agenda to incorporate conservation, social integration and sustainability.

Peter Kennedy’s is an application of artistic composition learnt through drafting, model-making, multimedia and sketching to the composite nature of landscape architecture, examining whether composite imagery can provide an alternative to traditional planning.

2016 Student dissertation award nominations

James Trevers’ dissertation is a landscape architect’s account of the landscape of Plaszow, Krakow, the site of a former Nazi concentration camp, and their attempts to combine the key principles of landscape phenomenology to landscape architecture.

Callum’s is a study defining measures by which members of the public may access vacant space within the city of Dublin, address the role of the landscape architect within top-down urban policy.

Previous successes

ECA has an excellent track record, spanning over ten years, at the Landscape Institute Awards.

Previous Student Portfolio winners include Fraser Haliday (2015), Paloma Stott (2014), Oliver Barden (2011), Ruth Olden (2010) and Claire Katherine Butlin (2009).

Previous Student Dissertation winners include Stuart Malcolm (2015), Jono Burgess (2013), Amy Harley-Jepson (2011) and Bianca Soares Mouria (2009).

Leo Taylor (Landscape Architecture – BA [Hons]) and Naomi Rubbra (Architecture – BA/MA) also picked up the Capability Brown Festival Design Ideas Competition award in 2016.

Professor of Landscape Architecture, Catharine Ward Thompson, has twice won the Research Award: once in 2004; and again - with Penny Travlou - in 2008.

The 2016 awards ceremony will take place on Thursday 24th November at The Brewery in Central London.