Grant Associates’ Peter Chmiel appointed as Landscape Institute Fellow
Peter Chmiel, Director at pioneering international landscape architecture practice Grant Associates, has been appointed as one of just six new Fellow members to the Landscape Institute (LI).
Fellowship of the Landscape Institute is the highest form of Chartered Membership and is awarded to the foremost innovators, leaders and ambassadors across the landscape architecture profession.
Fellowship recognises the top experts in landscape, as well as those who have made a special contribution to the development and promotion of the profession. The announcement of Peter’s appointment has been officially made on the Landscape Institute’s communications channels this week, with the LI describing the following six newest Fellows as “leaders and innovators in the field.”
- Peter Chmiel - Grant Associates
- Alister Kratt - LDA Design
- Jennette Emery-Wallis - LUC
- Martin Bhatia - Colvin and Moggridge Limited
- Alexandra Steed - Alexandra Steed URBAN
- Michelle Bolger - Michelle Bolger Expert Landscape Consultancy
In his senior strategic role at Grant Associates, Peter leads teams on a diverse range of UK and international projects, with a keen interest in the promotion of design quality and technical innovation through the synergy of landscape, architecture, nature, community and place.
He is actively involved in research and environmental design and has led a number of award-winning residential developments, educational schemes, cultural and heritage projects incorporating exemplary placemaking and green infrastructure strategies.
In 2021, alongside Grant Associates’ Chin-Jung Chen, Peter was awarded the Gold Medal and Best in Show at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show for the Guangzhou Garden, which explored how our future sustainable “landscape cities” can balance the needs of people and wildlife, based on Guangzhou’s approach to environmental planning and the concept of ‘ecological civilisation.’
I am thrilled and delighted to be invited to join the College of Fellows of the Landscape Institute and to now have the opportunity to collaborate with such a distinguished group of LI members. I look forward to both utilising and building on my 35 years’ work experience to help promote, support and inform the core values of the Institute. I shall use this Fellowship to continue to promote the vital role that landscape architecture can play for all life on the planet and demonstrate how, via creative collaboration across all environmental disciplines, we can have a positive impact and mitigate the modern twin crises of climate change and biodiversity loss.
Celebrating 25 years in practice this year, Grant Associates’ work reconnects people with nature in insightful, delightful and distinctive ways whilst addressing the global challenges of urbanisation, the climate crisis and biodiversity extinction. Its varied varied portfolio includes ambitious large-scale, landmark projects such as the world-renowned Gardens by the Bay in Singapore through to small, local ventures.