Ari Anderson, GML Heritage Special Adviser, is a registered landscape architect who specialises in heritage and cultural landscape matters. He has more than 20 years’ experience in providing advice to public and private sector clients regarding landscape conservation and landscape masterplanning, often for complex and iconic sites.
Often working in the context of development, subdivision and rezoning, Ari keenly promotes the values and fabric of landscapes and more specifically their heritage attributes to assist land managers and the community at large to better understand and appreciate the qualities of their environment.
In his conservation work, Ari specialises in documenting historic patterns of land use. He also catalogues and assesses fabric which remains valuable as part of a place’s story. Ari has prepared heritage and landscape masterplanning advice for a range of prominent urban and regional landscapes including HMAS Creswell (Jervis Bay), the Illawarra Escarpment, the Bondi Beach Cultural Landscape and the State Library of NSW.
Landscape places, in their own right, have value as artefact, habitat and aesthetic. However, landscape is often read in a development context as problem and hindrance. This is particularly the case with heritage landscapes. Their attributes are often overlooked. There’s great satisfaction in helping people to look and also see their value.
Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (Honours), University of NSW
Graduate Diploma in Heritage Conservation, University of Sydney
Diploma of Freelance Photography, Australia College of Journalism
Registered Landscape Architect – AILA
Australian Institute of Landscape Architects.
Australian Garden History Society.