Jerry de Gryse, Landscape Architect and Director of Inspiring Place. Jerry believes that exceptional places are created where the needs of people for a vibrant setting are integrated with a deep understanding of the values of a location and environmental sustainability principles. In his 30+ years of practice, Jerry has worked at scales ranging from square metres to thousands of square kilometres, in setting from the city to the wilderness and in scope from policy to the detailed design of the landscape. Collaboration with communities and fellow professionals is at the root of his most successful projects, having led multi-disciplinary teams of up to 20 people to bring a full understanding of the significance of a place to projects of design and land management. Jerry is a Fellow and National Councillor of the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects and is honoured to participate in the Festival of Landscape Architecture 2014.