Michael Oldham

Michael Oldham Michael Oldham



Diploma in Architecture (Distinction) Plymouth Polytechnic 1972

MA in Landscape Design - Sheffield University 1974

Member of the Royal Institute of British Architects 1975 (resigned 2003)

Associate of the Landscape Institute 1977- 1988

Fellow of Landscape Institute 1988

Member of the Association of Planning Supervisors 1996

Honorary posts

Chairman Plymouth Architectural Students Association 1970 - 1972

Student Representative RIBA Student Relations Committee 1972

Secretary and then Chairman Landscape Institute South West Chapter 1977 - 1981

Member of LI Council 1981 - 1996

Organising Chairman Landscape Institute Conference Exeter 1980

Secretary and then Chairman Landscape Institute Education Committee 1981 - 1988

Chairman Visiting Panel - Landscape Management Courses 1985 - 1986

Founding President of the European Foundation for Landscape Architecture -EFLA 1988 – 1991

Vice President of the Landscape Institute - 1993 - 1995

External Examiner - Gloucester College of Art and Sheffield University

Professional Practice Examiner - Landscape Institute 1988 - 2003

Honorary Member of IFLA Europe – October 2014

Jury Member - Council of Europe - European Landscape Convention Awards 2017

Rapporteur - Council of Europe - Brno Conference 2017

Expert to the Council of Europe - Conference of the European Landscape Convention

Represented the Landscape Institute on consultations with UK Government on the enactment into highway and planning law of the EU Directives concerning Environmental Assessment and assisted in the preliminary consultations for the Princess Diana Commemorative Garden, London.

Represented European Foundation for Landscape Architecture at meetings with officials of the European Union and assisted in the presentation of the EU Green Paper on the Urban Environment in Madrid 1990.

Since 2014, representing either IFLA Europe or the Council of Europe ELC. He presented papers at national and international conferences in the Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Greece, Latvia, and Turkey.

Professional experience

Public and private practice, wide range of projects and clients including the Duchy of Cornwall, the Nuclear Power Industry, marina developments, conservation and urban renewal projects.


He has contributed articles to professional journals, illustrations for technical publications and given lectures and presentations at home and abroad for over thirty years. In addition to practicing as an architect and a landscape architect he is also a jeweler, with assay marks registered in Birmingham, a watercolour artist, a potter, a jazz musician, and an author. He has currently completed ten novels with a screenplay for the first novel.

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