Abel McLinden

Year Out Student

Abel recently graduated from The University of Sheffield in Landscape Architecture with Ecology and joined horner +maclennan for his Year Out. Alongside his studies, Abel has been involved in a wide range of live projects, from masterplanning and visualizing large scale developments over long timescales, to detailed planting design. Abel is particularly interested in ecological design, rewilding, and how we can adapt our world for an uncertain future of climate change. He has organized research expeditions exploring the use of climate resilient plants in the Canadian Rockies, as well as the impacts of climate change on agriculture in remote mountain communities in the Indian Himalayas. As a qualified Mountain Leader and keen climber and fell runner, Abel finds inspiration in the wild places he explores and the people he shares these adventures with.

You can usually find him running or climbing in the mountains of the Cairngorms or lost somewhere on the dramatic west coast of the Scottish Highlands.