Professor Mohammad Shaheer, former student and influential Landscape Architect, dies

Professor Mohammad Shaheer

The Department of Landscape regrets to hear of the death of Mohammad Shaheer, former student of the department and latterly Professor at the School of Planning and Architecture in New Delhi.

Mohammad Shaheer commenced his MA in Landscape Architecture in Sheffield in 1972 after completing a degree at School of Planning and Architecture (SPA) in New Delhi. After graduating in 1974 he worked for two years in Northern Ireland before returning to SPA where he taught for 26 years and became head of the Department of Landscape Architecture. He simultaneously continued in practice concentrating primarily on large-scale public projects and conservation work, and in this was one of the most respected landscape architects in the country.

After 1997 his work included a landscape scheme for Humayun’s Tomb thereby pioneering conservation work at a protected monument in India. He was also the initiator and co-editor of a popular textbook Landscape Architecture in India: A reader, published in 2013, a copy of which he donated to the University library in Sheffield to affirm the enjoyable experience he here received. A memorial meeting was held on 3 December.