Ross Schaffer

BA (Hons) + MA Landscape Architecture

Ross is a Landscape architect who has recently graduated from Greenwich University. He has worked on a range of schemes including  large scale public realm projects such as Battersea power station, where he was a key member of the technical detail design team. He has also worked on smaller heritage landscapes, such as the masterplan of Sydney gardens in bath.

Over the past year at Greenwich Ross has been challenging the role of the landscape architect. How can we make more ethically robust public spaces? This has allowed him to look closely at a more local approach to placemaking, design and material development. In recent months he has been developing a terrazzo paving slab that is made from materials from Thames foreshore that will then be placed  back within the landscape from which it came.

During covid-19 he has also started a small community garden called “On The Verge” which aims to improve the biodiversity of the boring grass verge and encourage local children of the area to participate in learning about nature.