Louise Wyman MLA '98

Louise Wyman is a Chartered Surveyor and Landscape Architect with 20 years of experience working on complex land use planning, design, development and regeneration projects. Ms. Wyman began her career as a Development Surveyor working for Cushman & Wakefield on large scale commercial development projects in the UK and Eastern Europe. She was responsible for project managing the first technology park built in the Czech Republic since the fall of communism in Brno.  After graduating from Harvard’s MLA program, she worked briefly for Michael Van Valkenberg Associates and then as a Masterplanner for Hart Howerton in San Francisco.

Ms. Wyman returned to England in 2000 initially lecturing in Landscape Architecture at Worcester University before joining English Partnerships, the National Regeneration Agency for England. She was responsible for leading initiatives focused on the creative redevelopment of former coalfield sites across England, directing the work of artists, landscape architects and masterplanners. She also led a program of masterplanning work examining how 190 former Victorian mental hospitals and their associated parkland could be regenerated to provide housing, community and recreational facilities.

Ms. Wyman is currently Area Manager in the Homes and Communities Agency, based in Birmingham.  Louise provides strategic direction on sustainable development, masterplanning and urban design across the Midlands region.  Ms. Wyman leads a Delivering Quality Places training program and the Midlands Design Team.

Ms. Wyman is activity involved in the exchange of ideas and innovative practice between the US and Europe and lectures widely.  She is a Built Environment Expert for Design Council Cabe and a Board Member of OPUN – the East Midlands Architecture Centre.