Bill Blackledge, BA DipLA CMLI
Bill has been a Chartered Member of the Landscape Institute since 1988 and has a broad range of experience within both public and private sector. Public sector work has included community landscapes, housing, and public open space design. Private sector work has been for clients from local and government authorities, to private developers and utilities; including housing, retail developments, transport planning, transmission line routeing, reclamation, and landscape and environmental assessment. Since 1983, he has worked for: Leeds City Council; Hull City Council; and as a landscape architect and then a partner of a regional landscape practice. He is particularly interested in Sustainable Drainage and landscape applications of CAD, 3D modelling and GIS.
Bill has served on the Landscape Institute Yorkshire+Humber Branch as both Chair and Branch Rep to the LI Advisory Council. Having completed a term as Chair of the LI Professional Review Group for Leeds Metropolitan University's accredited landscape courses, Bill now serves as vice-chair of the LI's Technical Committee and as the Committee's representative to Advisory Council. He is taking a leading role in the production of LI visualisation guidance.
Elizabeth Blackledge, BA(Hons) DipLA CMLI
Elizabeth has been a Chartered Member of the Landscape Institute since 2012. Work experience with Kirklees Metropolitan Council included leisure, industrial and environmental improvement work. Whilst raising a family, Elizabeth completed some twenty varied garden design commissions. Since the inception of 2B Landscape Consultancy, she has been involved in the design and implementation of a range of landscape projects including hard and soft landscape design, specification and contract management. She has managed numerous landscape and visual impact assessments and tends to take the lead on garden, school and historic landscape design projects.
Elizabeth served LI Yorkshire+Humber Branch from 2000 to 2010; from 2005 as Honorary Secretary and webmaster. She allows Bill and Amanda to spend far too much on LI business.
Amanda McDermott, BA(Hons) MLA CMLI
Amanda has been a Chartered Member of the Landscape Institute since 2014 and is a creative and committed landscape architect. Throughout her time at university, she was a leading light in the Student Landscape Institute Council (SLIC) and the Landscape Institute Yorkshire & Humber Branch (LIYHB). Having served as a Student Representative and then a Licentiate Representative to the Landscape Institute Advisory Council, she was then successful in being elected to Council (without portfolio, but always with something to say :). She also serves on the Landscape Journal editorial panel.
Her qualifications and work experience include architecture and landscape, and her landscape studies and subsequent work experience include landscape character and landscape and visual assessment, as well as landscape design at all scales. Her software abilities include advanced CAD, Graphics, Office and GIS.
Sani Lama, BA Dual Honours - Architecture & Landscape Architecture
Sani (pr. 'Sarni') is passionate about urban and community design, as well as sustainable residential design.
She joined 2B with a specific brief, to use the perspective of her dual qualification to help us look in more detail at sustainable residential master planning. She has identified best UK and European practice, tempered by practical issues such as unit density, services, adoption, and the planning process generally. She makes valuable contributions to a wide range of landscape design and assessment projects.
Her software abilities include CAD, Graphics and Office.