Kathryn Jane Moore


Kathryn Moore’s radical proposal for the West Midlands National Park, based on 25 years research, applauded in the 2019 UK Government Review of Landscapes, is attracting considerable support nationally, from UN Agencies and regional institutions.  Formally endorsed by the West Midlands Combined Authority in June 2020 and Birmingham City Council in October 2020. Her ongoing research is developing new insights into the connection between philosophy, theory and practice


A member of the national HS2 Ltd Independent Design Panel she has unrivalled expertise in recognising the importance of good design in infrastructure projects. Immediate Past President of the International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA) she is founding partner of the 2017 World Design Summit, the 2014 Arnold Weddle Visiting Chair, University of Sheffield and the 2008 Thomas Jefferson Visiting Chair, University Virginia, Charlottesville. 


Moore has published extensively on design quality, theory, education and practice. Her book Overlooking the Visual: Demystifying the Art of Design (2010), providing the basis for critical, artistic discourse and practice, sets landscape at the heart of the design of the built environment and in recognition of the impact she is having on the nature of pedagogy, research and practice. She was celebrated by the LI in August 2019 as one of the most inspiring women landscape architects this century.



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