Jerry de Gryse
Director / Landscape Architect
An ideas man as well as landscape architect, Jerry de Gryse is co-founder and director of Inspiring Place. Jerry has practice experience that ranges in scale from square metres to thousands of square kilometres and in setting from the city centre to the wilderness. In his work, Jerry seeks out the essential values of a place to understand how these influence the physical form of the built environment and the personal experience of outdoor space. Jerry believes that exceptional public spaces are created where the needs of people for a vibrant setting are integrated with a community’s vision for its place and environmental sustainability principles.
Jerry is a well recognised figure in Landscape Architecture in Australia and, for a time in life, was the HWS Cleveland Professor of Landscape Architecture at the University of Minnesota (2001). Jerry remains a sought after public speaker, lecturer and raconteur about the need to link nature, culture and community to create truly inspiring places. Jerry is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects.