News from some of the garden design graduates Ruth Lewis loves her new job with Jo Swift and is extremely busy designing gardens for his Modular garden range. This is down to earth no-nonsense garden design with a high turnover of jobs and strict budgets – an excellent way to consolidate everything she learnt on the Diploma course.
Janet Lynam and Lorna Walker have decided to work together on various projects. They have been asked to design a bee-lovers’ garden for the 2006 Chelsea Flower Show for the Hampstead Garden Suburb Horticultural Association (the lead for this came from Peter Darty Head of History). They have been challenged by this project as the garden measures only 4 x 4.5m. However they have come up with a stunning contemporary design that the committee thinks is just wonderful. Now they have to pass muster at the RHS and raise funds for the design. They have also been given the go-ahead for a garden for a special needs school in North London . This is very exciting and they will find that the school project they did as part of their Diploma course will be of great benefit. The school caters for children that are mildly to severely handicapped and also range in age from four years upwards. They have had such a busy summer that Lorna has not been able to do any planning for her forthcoming wedding.
Ben has applied to go on and study further as has Soraya who has decided to do an MA in Landscape Design even though she was offered a job with a garden designer she greatly admires in the Lebanon.
Recent Interior Design placements from last year’s Diploma Course include the following practices:-
Sarah Molinia speaks of her Work Experience at Urban Productions
I had a really great time at Urban Productions the whole team where very friendly and welcoming. Throwing me straight in at the deep end was great, I learnt a lot within this week and enjoyed the fast moving and exciting environment. I have been welcomed back to work over the summer, and hopefully that is where I will be for a while. Thank you KLC for placing me there.
Christian Adams philosophy – “to think spaces forward”
A superb five page article about Christian Adams' work can be found in the July 2005 issue of NZ House & Garden Magazine. Christian studied at KLC 15 years ago and happily said "Fame at Last"! Well deserved, congratulations!
Designers Who Mean Business
Claire Langton and Helen Pond joined forces after studying the Certificate and Diploma course at KLC, to create Clearwater Interiors you can view the website for information of their current and completed projects - www.clearwaterinteriors.co.uk Clearwater Interiors offer a competitively priced bespoke interior design service covering all aspects including space planning, furniture, lighting and colour.
How to Build a Show Garden
Diana Bellerby who graduated from KLC’s Garden Design Diploma course recently participated in a Charity Show Garden competition. With patience and meticulous planning the result honoured her with a bronze medal for the design. “Very well done Diana!”
Dedication to Design
Karen Kane is enrolled on our Interior Design and Decoration Open Learning course and has had the fantastic opportunity to design the interior of a park home, designed to mark the 40th Anniversary of one of the largest park home manufactures in the UK Omar. Karen works for Omar as their computer-aided design technician, and has creative freedom and great support from the company to assist with her studies. “A great first project well done”.
Joanna Wild who studied with KLC on our Interior Diploma has had great success and has been featured in various publications giving style advice in Homes and Gardens and allowing her stylish home to be featured in Real Homes and Beautiful Homes magazines.
Feature in Kitchens, Bedrooms and Bathrooms July 2005
David Wells of Aura Designworks and former KLC Diploma student had a three page, feature of his recent project transforming the office space for an Italian TV correspondent. “Excellent work.”