Senior Lecturer in landscape architecture, Writtle College

Tim Waterman lives in London and lectures in landscape architecture at the Writtle School of Design in Essex, and is a thesis tutor at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London. He is the honorary editor of Landscape: The Journal of the Landscape Institute, for which he writes the regular column ‘A Word …’. He am also Research Associate for Landscape and Commons at the arts organisation Furtherfield. He may also be found, from time to time, in the pages of Landscape Architecture Magazine (LAM) and The Architects’ Journal. He is the author of Fundamentals of Landscape Architecture and, with Ed Wall, Basics Landscape Architecture: Urban Design, both published by Bloomsbury. These have been translated into seven languages.

Tim's research interests are wide-ranging. He is interested in how people form imaginative understandings of urban cultural landscapes in everyday life. This forms the basis for other explorations of power and democracy and their shaping of public space and public life; taste, etiquette, belief and ritual; and foodways in community and civic life and landscape.


  • 2008–2014
    Senior Lecturer in landscape architecture, Writtle College


Fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of the Arts, Manufactures, and Commerce; Academic Member of the Landscape Institute