The Arts Tower studio gives a real buzz to the course

Martin Lee
Martin Lee
Undergraduate student
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.
Martin Lee

What was your favourite subject at school?

Art was my favourite subject because I was free to explore various mediums of expression.

I was also encouraged to try different techniques and approaches, which pushed me out of my comfort zone admittedly, but produced great results!

Why did you decide to study landscape architecture at Sheffield?

I wanted to do something which combined creativity and design, whilst utilising the principles from the A Levels I had chosen.

Growing up in Coventry also exposed me to some questionable public spaces, which left me wondering how they could be improved.


The course is a lot broader and more technical than I had expected. It touches on so many different aspects of things happening around us, which broadens our understanding of the role that landscape architects play in towns and cities.

Martin Lee

Landscape Architecture BA, MLA


What’s the best thing about your course?

The 11th-floor studio located in the Arts Tower is the best thing about the department. It provides a platform where all students can work together, intermingle with other year groups and explore ideas.

The views out are inspiring and the working environment is refreshing. The studio gives a real buzz to the course.

What do you hope to do once you graduate?

I would like to broaden my horizons by working as a landscape architect somewhere abroad.

I would happily go anywhere from Northern Europe, to China, to Australia. Personally, nothing compares to having the opportunity to work abroad whilst being able to enjoy the fruits of another culture.

Have you done anything on your course that was unexpected?

We had the opportunity to redesign a garden for a hospice based in Sheffield.

Presenting my own graphics, narrative and ideas to the hospice owner and members of staff was a little unnerving, but was of invaluable experience.

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