Staff Profiles: Dr. David Buck

Dr. David Buck

Staff Profile: Dr. David Buck
Senior Lecturer in Landscape Architecture

Dr. David Buck

Dr. David Buck

Senior Lecturer in Landscape Architecture


I am Academic Course Leader for Postgraduate Landscape Architecture and combine an academic career and extensive publication history with 20 years practice experience in the UK and Asia.


I have studied Forestry, Urban Design and Landscape Architecture and has worked internationally in landscape practice. My doctorate, the first practice based doctorate in landscape architecture in the UK, drew conceptually and directly on music notation in its investigation of the temporality of landscape architecture. I was a member of the Landscape Journal Editorial Advisory Panel, a board member of the Landscape Foundation and the Southwalk Design Review Panel.


Award Title Institution Date
PhD Architectural Design and Landscape UCL, The Bartlett School of Architecture 2015
MA Landscape Design University of Manchester 1993
BSc Forestry University of Aberdeen


Academic Member of the Landscape Institute


PhD nominated for the RIBA President's Research Award 2015

Membership of professional bodies

Past member of the Editorial Advisory Panel Landscape Journal

Member of the Landscape Foundation

Past member of the Southwalk Design Review Panel

Past member of R/E/D Research into Environmental Design

Teaching and research


David is a senior lecturer in Landscape Architecture and runs the Planning Studio and Masters Disseratation, also contributing to Sustainable Technology, Professional Practice and Landscape Urbanism.




My research focuses on four areas: the relationship between music and landscape; alternative methods of representation for landscape architecture; sound as a component of landscape; and augmented aurality and digital tools for sound representation.


External responsibilities

Subjects for media interviews

Music and landscape

Japanese architecture and landscape

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