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 environments 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 at many schools of landscape architecture nationally.
Outside landscape architecture Noel’s main passions are cooking & beer.
Trustee and Board Member for the Landscape Institute
CIC Board Member
President of the Landscape Institute (Conferred PPLI)
Essex Quality Review Panel (Chair)
DC CABE National Design Review (Chair)
Wandsworth Design Review Panel (Chair)
Lewisham Design Review Panel
Highways England Strategic Panel Member
Hackney Estate Regeneration Design Advice
ODRP CABE - Design Review Panel Member for Oxford
PlacesMatter/ RIBA North West DRP
Fellow of the Landscape Institute (FLI)
Chartered Member of the Landscape Institute (CMLI)
BA(Hons) - Landscape Design, Manchester Polytechnic
PG Dip LA - Landscape Architecture, Manchester Polytechnic