Academic and professional qualifications



BLA (Hons)

BA (Hons) Landscape Architecture

Previous Employment

Research Fellow, Future Cities, Queens University Belfast

Writing Fellow, Ecole Nationale Superieure de Paysage, Versailles

Travel Fellow, Landscape Institute Scotland, Edinburgh

Lecturer, WTU, Wuhan, China

Landscape Architect & Innovation Leader, Atkins Global, Glasgow

Landscape Architect, Grant Associates, Bath

Associate Lecturer, MSA, Manchester

Landscape Architect, SMLA


'The Legacy of Ian McHarg in Scotland', Landscape Institute Scotland, Edinburgh School of Art 2019, Glasgow Mitchel Library 2021, Dundee 2021, Highlands & Islands 2021. 



Paul Mellon Research Support Grant 2019.

Villa Le Notre, Ecole Nationale Superieure de Paysage 2019.

Mark Turnbull Travel Award 2019.

Dumbarton Oaks Research Residency 2018.

Mark Turnbull Travel Award 2018.

MERL Archival Research Grant.


Roberts, A., 2019. 'The Trans-Atlantic Legacy of 'Design With Nature' and Ian McHarg in Scotland', Edinburgh School of Art, 1/10/2019 - 31/12/2021.

Journal Articles

Roberts, A., 2019. 'The Continued Relevance of Design with Nature', Landscapes.

Csepely-Knorr, L., Roberts, A., 2017. 'Urban landscape approaches for a deindustrialized town: City Beautiful and modernist restructure in the case study of Bolton, Manchester', Journal of Landscape Architecture, 12 (3), pp. 32-45.

Non-Peer Reviewed Articles

Roberts, A., 2021. 'Age-Friendly Urban Policy and City Design in a Japanese City', Journal of Urban Design, 158, pp. 22-25.

Csepely-Knorr, L., Roberts, A., 2017. 'The Lost Glory of the Royal Northern College of Music Roof Garden', The Modernist, 24/Gone.

Conference Papers

Roberts, A., 2022. 'From Courtyards to Coastlines: The Diversity of Scale and Breadth of Impact of Ian McHarg in Scotland', European Council of Landscape Architecture Schools, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, 12/9/2022 - 15/9/2022.

Roberts, A., 2022. 'Lily among the weeds: Darbourne and Darke's Humane High Density Estate', Landscape Institute Archive; Postwar Housing Landscapes, University of Reading, 12/11/2022 - 12/11/2022.

Roberts, A., 2021. 'Food and flood resilience: climate change innovations - learning from Europe', Royal Incorperation of Architects in Scotland Convention, RIAS Edinburgh, 26/9/2021.

Csepely-Knorr, L., Roberts, A., 2019. 'Towards a 'total environment' for children. Michael Brown's landscapes for play', LANDSCAPE OF PLAY: DESIGN FOR CHILDREN'S PLAY, Museum of English Rural Life, University of Reading, 16/3/2019 - 16/3/2019.

Csepely-Knorr, L., Roberts, A., 2017. 'Bridging the Gap: Theory and Practice, Architecture and Landscape', Society of Architectural Historians 2017 Annual International Conference, Glasgow, 7/6/2017 - 11/6/2017.

Csepely-Knorr, L., Roberts, A., 2015. 'Changes to Urban Landscape Approaches. Case Study of an Industrial Town', Landscape in Flux, Estonian University of Life Sciences, 20/9/2015 - 23/9/2015, in Niin, G. & Mishra S. H. (ed), Landscapes Flux: Book of Proceedings; Tartu: Department of Landscape Architecture Estonian University of Life Sciences, 2015, pp. 373-378.