Portuguese landscape architect Gonçalo Ribeiro Telles, 91, is the recipient of the 2013 Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe Award, by the International Federation of Landscape Architects.
Established in 2004, this award is the “Nobel” of landscape architecture, given annually to an academic, public or private practitioner “whose lifetime achievements and contributions have had a unique and lasting impact on the welfare of society and the environment, and the promotion of the profession of landscape architecture”.
The award was announced during the 50th International Federation of Landscape Architects World Congress on April 10, in Auckland, New Zealand.
Gonçalo Ribeiro Telles was born in Lisbon in 1922. He was a politician, a founder of the People’s Monarchist Party and the ecologists’ movement and a visionary who has given voice to the development of the landscape policy in Portugal, including the development of the City of Lisbon Green Plan and the Gulbenkian Gardens.