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Nic McEwan | Landscape Architect

Nic seeks to create playful, accessible and meaningful spaces with and for everybody.

 
Portrait by Clare Elliott.

Portrait by Clare Elliott.

 

Nic McEwan

Landscape Architect

Nic seeks to create playful, accessible and meaningful spaces with and for everybody.

She shifted focus from education to landscape following her MA in Education. Increasingly interested in the impact of the school environment on student learning and wellbeing, her thesis evidenced the personal, social and academic value of genuinely involving children, young people and staff in the design of their spaces.

Inspired by the inclusive, autonomous and joyful effects of landscapes that are shaped by the needs of those who will use them, Nic undertook her MA in Landscape Architecture in order to bring these values to a wider audience.

Previously the Lead Researcher for London Play, Nic empowered a number of adventure playgrounds with a range of tools for consulting with children and young people, including those with profound and multiple learning difficulties. Working closely with mainstream playgrounds and those for disabled children illustrated first-hand the therapeutic, communal and physical benefits of nature and play.

Nic enjoys travelling, yoga, and swimming in Brockwell Lido (whatever the weather!)


2016-2018
MA - Landscape Architecture, University of East London (Distinction)

2012-2014
MA - Education, University of Manchester (Distinction)

2011-2012
Qualified Teacher Status (Secondary English) - University of Manchester

2005-2009
BA (Double Hons) - English and Drama, University of Manchester