This ground-breaking two volume set celebrates South Africa's outstanding landscape architecture projects. Spanning more than 25 years, environmental, cultural, and scientific professional practice projects are documented in full colour. Since 1985, the Institute for Landscape Architects of South Africa (ILASA) has recognised landscape architecture projects worthy of merit awards. The merit award projects are collected here to preserve them as a set of historically significant (and landmark) projects in one consolidated publication, while showcasing the best professional work of South Africa's prominent landscape architects. South African Landscape Architecture: A Compendium presents these key projects which led to the profession becoming a cornerstone of the creation of outdoor space. Moreover, the inspired leadership reflected in these projects has contributed towards cultural and environmental stewardship in South Africa. This retrospective study advances the knowledge of rigourous local practice on an international level and confirms the vital role of quality outdoor public and private spaces. The Compendium publicises the great achievements of South African landscape architects and assists in creating a detailed and comprehensive understanding of the discipline of landscape architecture. It serves as a benchmark for peers and multi-disciplinary design and environmental teams. South African Landscape Architecture: A Reader consists of lengthy theoretical research papers, as well as shorter, focused, and applied research articles presented with full colour illustrations. It is a publication of definitive works by leading researchers in a contemporary method. The academic writings are diverse, supporting the expression of sub-disciplines within a larger context, based on the latest research within the fields of theory, culture, heritage, science, and design.
Hennie Stoffberg Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Sciences, College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, University of South Africa. Hennie was a senior lecturer in Landscape Architecture and sustainability at the University of Pretoria until 2010. His academic qualifications and interests include sustainable design, green architecture, climate change commerce, the clean development mechanism (CDM), corporate citizenship, environmental education, phyto carbon sequestration, phyto carbon footprints, urban ecology and landscape architecture. He also consults in the field of carbon commerce. He held the position as the Programme Manager for the Exxaro Chair in Business and Climate Change at the Centre for Corporate Citizenship of the University of South Africa during 2008. Hennie publishes and often read papers internationally and locally. Hennie co-authored a book with Dr Paul Prinsloo entitled Climate Change: A Guide For Corporates (Unisa Press) in 2009. Hennie holds a PhD Botany (UP) specialising in Urban Forestry, MPhil Environmental Sciences (UCT) and BL Landscape Architecture (UP). Mr Clinton Hindes School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics, University of Cape Town, South Africa Clinton Hindes is the Convenor of the two-year Master of Landscape Architecture degree programme. His teaching focus is primarily design studio and the history and theory of landscape architecture. He graduated with a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture and a Master of Landscape Architecture (by research) from the University of Pretoria. His Masters degree focused on teaching in landscape architecture. Clinton taught landscape architecture and architecture at the University of Pretoria where he ran the second year combined design studio for a number of years before taking up his current position. His research interests lie in developing the theoretical foundations of the discipline of landscape architecture. He is currently working on his PhD entitled; 'The application of an organisational framework to the body of theory in landscape architecture for improved critical engagement'. Ms Liana MullerSchool of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics, University of Cape Town, South Africa Liana Muller is a practising professional landscape architect with a Masters Degree in Anthropology. After lecturing in the Department of Architecture at the University of Pretoria, she took up a position as lecturer in the Master of Landscape Architecture programme at the School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics of the University of Cape Town. Liana is actively involved in the landscape architecture and heritage field, completing heritage audits, management plans and designs for cultural landscapes across Southern Africa and internationally. She also completed numerous visual impact assessments for national scale projects. Her academic research and publications revolve around the representation and mapping of cultural landscapes, specifically focusing on people's present and past connection with the environment and landscape acting as anchoring point for memory and meaning.