In a series of interviews we chat quickly with the latest member of the Liz Lake Associates team, Senior Chartered Landscape architect Oliver Chapman.
Brief introduction, name, job title, location.
Oliver Chapman, Senior Chartered Landscape Architect, Nottingham Office. I joined Liz Lake in November 2017.
When you were at school what did you want to be and why?
I don’t think I knew! It was always going to be something design related and I was always good at geography, so I suppose becoming a Landscape Architect was a hidden destiny!
Or a rock star…
How did you get to be where you are today?
On the bus… That and hard work.
What aspects of your job do you enjoy the most, and why?
Difficult to say really. You get different satisfactions from different aspects of the job which is the joy of it, every day is different!
What is your proudest achievement?
That’s a toss up between getting my chartership or being there when one of your projects is officially completed. We’re privileged to design and build the environment that we all live in so when you feel like you have got it right it’s a great feeling.
What is the best advice you’ve been given in life?
Work will always be there tomorrow.
What is your next adventure / goal?
Looking to buy my first house in 2018