Dominic Cole is principal of Land Use Consultants (LUC) – one of the leading environmental planning and design consultancies in the UK.
He was the lead designer on the Eden Project, an environmental attraction which has now attracted more than eight million visitors, a scheme he describes as a “once in a lifetime opportunity.”
He says: “It was just the most incredible job to work on. It was the right job for me at that time.”
Dominic studied Landscape Architecture at Leeds Metropolitan University before joining LUC. He was also a consultant for the ‘Lost Gardens of Heligan’ in Cornwall.
He has worked on a wide range of projects including both historic landscapes and contemporary schemes. His particular skills are design work, planting design and implementation, project management and historic landscapes interpretation and restoration.
Dominic, who has won a string of awards throughout his career, describes landscape architecture as “everything that’s not a building. We consider space and how people deal with that sense of space. You need to understand topology, geography, the sciences of how eco-systems work. You need to understand how communities come together.”
"Landscape is everything outside the building. It can be urban, it can be rural. It can be on a beach or on top of a mountain"