Farrer Huxley Associates

Noel Farrer


Noel Farrer

Founder & Director


Noel has successfully practiced as a landscape architect for 30 years, with extensive experience in both the public and private sectors. His work is founded upon the belief that landscapes make an essential contribution to the creation of socially cohesive and sustainable communities.
As an accomplished masterplanner and strategist, who delivers award-winning schemes, Noel has developed an in-depth understanding of the people, diverse communities and politics that drive change in London. He has a passion for housing, continuously voicing the importance of high quality public spaces for all.
Alongside his work at FHA, Noel is past President and Chair of Policy at the Landscape Institute (LI). He is a passionate advocate for the social and environmental importance of landscape, and as well as being a Board Member of the Construction Industry Council (CIC) (the body representing all the professional institutions in the sector to the Government), he contributes actively to the Government’s Design Advisory panel for housing and DC CABE’s Infrastructure and Design Panels. Noel is a regular columnist and thought leader on current landscape issues.

Outside of Landscape Architecture, Noel’s main passions are cooking & beer.

Board Positions

Ongoing | Trustee and Board member for the Landscape Institute
Ongoing | CIC Board Member
2014 – 2016 | President of the Landscape Institute (PLI)

Design Review

2017 – date | DC CABE National Design Review (Chair)
2016 – date | Government’s Design Advisory Panel for New Housing Development
2016 – date | Wandsworth Design Review Panel (Chair)
2015 – date | Lewisham Design Review Panel
2015 – date | Department of Communities and Local Government Housing Advice Panel
2015 – date | Highways England Strategic Panel Member
2014 – date | Hackney Estate Regeneration Design Advice
2014 – date | ODRP CABE - Design Review Panel Member for Oxford
2013 – date PlacesMatter/ RIBA North West DRP
2012 – date DC CABE - Building and Environment Expert BEE
2011 – date DC CABE - Infrastructure Design Review Panel Member


2013 | Fellow of the Landscape Institute (FLI)

1991 | Chartered Member of the Landscape Institute (CMLI)

1982 – 1985 | BA(Hons) Landscape Design, Manchester Polytechnic

1986 -1987 | Pg Dip LA, Landscape Architecture, Manchester Polytechnic