University of Greenwich

The University of Greenwich is a leading centre for Landscape Architecture education. It is the only university in London which offers a full portfolio of professional Landscape Architecture programmes, from Bachelors to Masters, accredited by the Landscape Institute (LI). The focus of all the programmes, which are taught by leading practitioners from practices including Arup, Gustafson Porter and Bowman and The Decorators, is on design, research, theory and technical innovation. You can see examples of student work here.

The Advanced Landscape and Urbanism research group at the University of Greenwich is a platform for design and research of cities and landscape. The group encourages new approaches to research and design experimentation, which investigate the everyday and the extraordinary spaces, environments and lives of our cities. Recent research initiatives are focused on landscape and agency, food, public space, urban trees, living walls, green roofs and aquaponics. The design research journal TESTING-GROUND was founded by the research group in 2015.


The University of Greenwich at the Old Royal Naval College

The Landscape programmes are based in the University of Greenwich’s Department of Architecture and Landscape, in the heart of Greenwich, London. It is located in Maritime Greenwich, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is home to: the 19th century clipper ship the Cutty Sark; the National Maritime Museum; the neoclassical buildings of the Royal Naval College by Christopher Wren; the Queen’s House, designed by Inigo Jones; the Royal Observatory and the Prime Meridian; and Royal Park’s Greenwich Park. Greenwich is less than 20 minutes from London’s bustling city centre and all its world-famous attractions.

The University of Greenwich is a UK public research university with over 20,000 students. It was founded in 1890 (formerly named Woolwich Polytechnic and Thames Polytechnic) and was ranked the greenest university in the UK in 2012 (The People & Planet Green League).


The University of Greenwich, Stockwell Street

The Creation/Reaction conference will be held in the Department’s brand new state of the art Stockwell Street building designed by the award winning architects Heneghan Peng. It is equipped with fourteen rooftop gardens, cutting edge digital workshops, extensive design studios, a world-class library and two gallery spaces. The building has won several awards, including being shortlisted for the 2015 RIBA Stirling Prize.

Directions to the conference venue at the University of Greenwich Stockwell Street building can be found here.


Issue 01 of Testing-Ground journal