Farrer Huxley

Noel Farrer | Director

Noel has practised as a landscape architect for 30 years, with extensive experience in both the public and private sectors. His work is founded upon the belief that landscape makes an essential contribution to socially cohesive and sustainable communities.

 
Portrait by Clare Elliott.

Portrait by Clare Elliott.

 

Noel Farrer

Director

Noel has practised as a landscape architect for 30 years, with extensive experience in both the public and private sectors. His work is founded upon the belief that landscape makes an essential contribution to socially cohesive and sustainable communities.

He is an accomplished masterplanner and strategist, who has an in-depth understanding of the people, diverse communities and politics that drive change in London. He is a passionate advocate for the social and environmental value of landscape - continuously asserting the importance of high-quality landscape for all.

Alongside his work at Farrer Huxley, Noel is past President of the Landscape Institute (LI), where he is also a fellow and past Chair of Policy. He is a Board Member of the Construction Industry Council (CIC) and Chair of DC CABE’s Design Review Panel. Noel is a regular columnist, speaker and thought leader on current landscape issues. He also has been a visiting lecturer to many schools of landscape architecture nationally.

Outside landscape architecture, Noel’s main passions are cooking & beer.


BOARD POSITIONS

Ongoing
Trustee and Board Member for the Landscape Institute 

2017- present
CIC Board Member 

2014–2016
President of the Landscape Institute (Conferred PPLI)


DESIGN REVIEW

2019
Essex Quality Review Panel (Chair)

2017– present
DC CABE National Design Review (Chair)

2016– present
Wandsworth Design Review Panel (Chair)

2015– present
Lewisham Design Review Panel

2015– present
Highways England Strategic Panel Member

2014– present
Hackney Estate Regeneration Design Advice

2014– present
ODRP CABE - Design Review Panel Member for Oxford

2013– present
PlacesMatter/ RIBA North West DRP


EDUCATION

2013
Fellow of the Landscape Institute (FLI)

1991
Chartered Member of the Landscape Institute (CMLI)

1982–1985
BA(Hons) - Landscape Design, Manchester Polytechnic

1986 -1987
PG Dip LA - Landscape Architecture, Manchester Polytechnic