Noel is a landscape architect and urban designer who has run his own award winning practice for 19 years. He is President of the Landscape Institute where he campaigns for landscape led place making. He sits on the Government’s design advisory panel for housing, DC CABE’s infrastructure and design panels as well as other regional panels. Noel is a regular columnist and visiting lecturer on landscape architecture. He designs for clients including GPE, Cathedral Group, Peabody Trust and the public sector on projects ranging from residential, education, parks and public realm.
Claire Bennie’s recent departure from Peabody Housing Trust is a great loss for the charity as she has played an instrumental role in raising its profile through her approach to design quality. Claire has been one of the most forward thinking clients I have known - she has always been committed to creating beautiful places where people want to live and has recognised the role that landscape can offer in this process. I will miss working with her, but wish her well with whatever the future holds.