— Fellow 2022 —

Angèle Denoyelle

Landscape architect, Garden Historian. Lecturer  at Paris Belleville, PHD in Architecture: « Restoration of Historical Gardens in France What place for contemporary creation? », under the supervision of Jean-Paul Midant

Research Topic

The Future of Historic Gardens in the Face of Environmental Challenges

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Michele le Menestrel Ullrich tel us « The award of the Fellows Prize to Angèle is very special, in 30 years she is the first landscaper to join the ranks of former Laureates. As a  Graduate of the Ecole du Paysage de Versailles, and a DSA in architecture and heritage of Paris-Belleville, she brilliantly opens a new way of considering the treatment of gardens and historical landscapes, combining professional experience with work as a teacher and PhD student. »

In 2020, she won the Michel Baridon Scholarship (Fondation des Parcs et Jardins de France).

n November 2021, she participated in the International Colloquium, Historical Gardens:1981-2021, 40 years after the Charters of Florence (University of Florence and Landscape School of Versailles).

She became aware of the delicate work of historical restoration during her professional experiences. Angèle a été  in charge of the Management Plan of the Jardin des Tuileries, of the architectural and landscape study, of  la  bastide La Pauliane. From 2017 to 2019, she joined the Pierre-Antoine Gatier agency, ACMH, RMHP Fellow 1991. Among other things, she participated in the Management Plan of the Anglo-Chinese Garden,at the Chantilly  and the Garden Management Plan of the Villa Medicisin Rome.

A project to restore historic gardens is needed. Considering  the multiple historical, landscape, environmental and symbolic dimensions, while integrating ecological and climatic issues.

In response to these challenges, Angèle has chosen this research theme: What changes can we accept in the future of a place without losing its soul in the face of the challenges of global climate change and the appearance of new pests attacking trees?

This is a crucial issue for heritage conservation in both Europe and America.

Early on, the United States was a pioneer in protecting the landscape as a natural and historical heritage. In 1856, the Mount Vernon estate was protected and restored. Yellowstone National Park was created. Dumbarton Oaks, studied to become one of the world’s leading centers of landscape research. Angèle will interview her current chief gardener, Jonathan Kavalier, about her heritage conservation practices. In Monticello, Angèle will observe the conservation of the Jefferson estate, she will study the preservation of Middleton Place in Charleston. Some parks and urban projects designed by Olmstead, such as Central Park, will allow it to develop its research and make the most of the opportunity made possible by the Richard Morris Hunt Prize.