Chris Rankin Co-founder

Chris Rankin

Chris is a chartered Member of the Landscape Institute and has 15 years experience as a Landscape Architect. He studied Landscape Architecture at Edinburgh College of Art, the University of Guelph, Canada, and Rhode Island School of Design. Chris completed postgraduate studies at the Berlage Institute, Amsterdam in 1997. He has worked in private practice in Scotland since 1993 and was a Director of City Design Co-operative in Glasgow from 1998 – 2008. Chris’ work ranges from strategic landscape planning through housing related masterplans to site specific parks, gardens and artworks in both urban and rural environments.



  • 2001 Chartered Member of the Landscape Institute (CMLI)
  • 1997 M. Arch The Berlage Institute, Amsterdam
  • 1993 BA Hons (1st Class) Landscape Architecture, Edinburgh College of Art


Current Positions

  • 2010 Member of Fife Design Review Panel
  • 2009 Design reviewer for Architecture +¬†Design Scotland
  • 2008 co-founder rankinfraser landscape architecture llp
  • 2006 Member of the Enabling Panel, Architecture + Design Scotland
  • 1998 Part-time Lecturer in Landscape Architecture at Edinburgh College of Art


Teaching Experience

  • 2007/8 Visiting Tutor Ecole Nationale Superiore du Paysage, Versailles
  • 2000/1 Visiting Tutor at Kingston University, London