John MacCleary joined Leeds Beckett as Course Director for Landscape Architecture in 2018. He primarily teaches the post-graduate students bringing his practice experience, knowledge of construction and environment led design approach to the students and the course.
He previously worked in practice for around 30 years, recently in Leeds and before that in private practices in Glasgow. His experience ranges from urban design strategies to the implementation of large public realm and woodland projects. He joined Gillespies Leeds office to deliver the award-winning City Park in Bradford. This £17million regeneration project was a collaboration between landscape, engineering, architecture and art.