Student profiles

Our current and former students share their experiences of studying in the Department of Landscape Architecture.

Landmark President Ella Marsh

We try and have something to suit everyone, so hopefully people feel welcome and able to get involved

Ella Marsh President of Landmark 2022-23

MLA Landscape Architecture student Ella Marsh is the 2022-23 President of student society Landmark. We caught up with her about Landmark’s packed series of events and socials in Semester 1.

Alex Clarke exhibiting at RHS Chatsworth

The course combined my enthusiasm for nature, with a desire to shape the world around me

Alex Clarke Landscape Architecture BSc, MLA

Alex quickly realised how Landscape Architecture combined his creative and academic knowledge as well as providing the opportunity to build a fantastic community of people around him.

Ruby Ukairo Shaw

Studying how people interact with their environment has always fascinated me

Ruby Ukairo Shaw Class of 2021

At school Ruby loved human geography and set design. She chose to study BA Landscape Architecture as a way to combine the two.

Abel McLinden

You can come at Landscape Architecture from so many angles; that's what makes it such an interesting profession

Abel McLinden Landscape Architecture BSc

Abel was torn between studying Geography or Architecture at university. He found Landscape Architecture to be the perfect middle ground.

Christopher Young

Not one day in the studio is the same

Christopher Young Landscape Architecture BSc

Christopher spent his first year on BA Landscape Architecture. But having been encouraged by his lectures to follow his interests, he switched to the BSc with no regrets.

Amy Lagnado

You feel like you can have a lasting impact on an area and the people who live there

Amy Lagnado Landscape Architecture BA

Amy didn't see herself as a creative person, but her degree taught her that everyone has an artistic streak in them.

James Earp

The course allows me to reflect my passions through my designs

James Earp Landscape Architecture BSc

Having worked as a landscaper, James chose landscape architecture to pursue his passion for the outdoors

Martin Lee

The Arts Tower studio gives a real buzz to the course

Martin Lee Landscape Architecture BA, MLA

In school, Martin was always encouraged to push and pursue creative boundaries. While studying at Sheffield, he has gained invaluable experience of sharing his own ideas with clients and staff.

Kirsty Dougall

I get to be creative with a purpose

Kirsty Dougall Landscape Architecture BSc, MLA

Kirsty was drawn to landscape architecture because of her background in art and science. While studying, she has been impressed by the knowledge and expertise of the department staff.

Emily James

The course combines my love of art and geography

Emily James Landscape Architecture BA, MLA

Emily combined her favourite subjects when she chose to study landscape architecture. While studying she has applied this passion to work with clients.

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