Course Manager, Landscape and Garden Design Scheme
Senior Lecturer in Design
Co-Manager, Centre for the Arts and Design in The Environment (CADE)
WSD Governance Commitee
Steve currently teaches at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels and has a particular interest in garden design and art. Steve adopts learning and teaching methodologies that promote the understanding of art, design and landscape theory, and the application of these theories to both public and private open space and their connection to interior space.Steve’s role as Co-manager of CADE includes engaging art and design professionals with Writtle College to directly and indirectly enhance the opportunities for learning. He believes design as a discipline can encompass the roles of art in today’s society as an approach to environmental issues and this synthesis of ideas can to bring a more holistic approach to landscape design. CADE’s research, consultancy and outreach projects bring new knowledge directly into the classroom providing opportunities for students to engage in these processes and learn from the outcomes.
2001 - 2003 Institute of Education, University of London, MA in Art & Design in Education
1995 - 1998 Essex University, BSc Honours Landscape & Garden Design, First Class
1992 – 1995 Writtle College, National Diploma Amenity Horticulture, Distinction
Visual design and communication
Landscapes, gardens and the arts
2008 onwards, Development of The CORE at Writtle College2007 onwards ‘Mapping the Terrain’ The use of Global Positioning Satellite enabled technologies in Personal Digital Applications in Teaching and Learning. 2005 Contributor CADE consultancy, Broomfield hospital courtyard consultancy2003 Exhibition; ‘Multimodal Learning’ (Writtle College)2003 Dissertation – Visual Representation and Multimodal Communication Learning through Community Interactions. Collaboration with Photographer, Mark Winwood2003 Research, and artwork exhibited; ‘A Personal Investigation into the Creative Process and its Potential Applications to Teaching and Learning (Institute of Education University of London)2003 Contributor Feasibility Report; The Centre for the Arts & Design in the Environment, collaboration with Jill Raggett and Tim Ward2003 Dissertation – Visual Representation and Multimodal Communication Learning through Community Interactions. Collaboration with Photographer, Mark Winwood2003 The Semiotic Analysis of Fulcrum by Richard Serra as an Understanding of Multimodal Discourse for the Garden Design Tutor and the Higher Education Student2003 Collaboration with Artist Marie Claude Quignon, The Work of Memory2002 Collaboration with Jim Buchanan, Ice sculpture, Knockan Crag2002 A Personal Investigation into the Creative Process and its Potential Application to Teaching and Learning2002 The Living Plant Collections as a Discourse Between Art and Science at Writtle College2002 The Environmental Consequence of Artists and Working within Exterior Space1998 The Role of Naturalistic Planting in Zoological Design with Application to the Mountain Gorilla (Gorilla gorilla beringei).