Archives: People

Älaa Beruwien

I come from an architectural background, but I have always had a strong interest in the natural and urban realm, which strengthened when I did my Masters thesis on the regeneration of contaminated landscapes. I then got the chance to explore this further whilst teaching in Bernice University in Benghazi, Libya. As a designer, my Read more

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Alexis Reilly

I joined LDA Design in 2022 as a consultant landscape planner and I am currently finishing off my MA Landscape Architecture at the University of Gloucestershire. My dissertation is on green-blue infrastructure as a response to climate change in anthropogenic urban environments. I am extremely passionate about what we can do within landscape/urban/environmental planning and Read more

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Shamila Khan

I graduated from the University of Gloucestershire with an MA in Landscape Architecture in the summer of 2020. Since then, I have gained experience within landscape planning and have assisted on the production of several LVIAs, LVAs and Technical Notes. I have a particular interest in landscape planning and assessment and in ensuring that a Read more

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Peta Donkin

I am an environmental planner with over 20 years’ experience in coordinating and delivering projects ranging from initial project development through to delivery of Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects, with vast experience in leading renewable energy schemes and large-scale infrastructure projects. As environmental lead, my strengths lie in collaborating with a multi-disciplinary team and coordinating technical Read more

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Xiaoyu Zhu

I believe great design can bring natural and urban elements together and that landscape has the power to create innovative spaces that invite people to linger, relax and enjoy time together. My passion is in applying ecological approaches to public spaces to achieve a low-input, dynamic and diverse landscape. My working experience as a landscape Read more

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Zhuorui Chen

I started with LDA Design in May after finishing my master’s in landscape architecture. I am interested in how landscape design can benefit wildlife and how a landscape architect can become a bridge between people and nature. I have experience at working at different scales. In my spare time, I always enjoy time outdoors, with Read more

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Farnaz Ganji

I am an urban designer with qualifications in architecture, urban design, and planning. I joined LDA Design in 2018 after finishing my PhD in Landscape Architecture. My earlier experience encompasses research, mapping, data analysis, context appraisal, spatial analysis, and urban regeneration. I have also taught in urban design and landscape architecture studios. My research experience Read more

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Rob French

I am a chartered landscape planner with over 15 years’ experience, working on Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects (NSIP), Developments of National Significance (DNS) in Wales, and Section 36 energy consents in Scotland. I specialise in landscape planning advice on site feasibility and promotion, green infrastructure strategies, green belt review, Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment (LVIA) Read more

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Catrin Jones

I am a town planner with an environmental background, which has led me to specialising in infrastructure.  I’ve tended to work on fairly high profile and complex energy infrastructure projects, including first-of-a-kind technologies. LDA Design has an impressive track record in consenting renewables and is well positioned to support consenting of the next generation of Read more

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Kris Hindhaugh

I entered the profession through a love of the natural world and of good design, graduating from the University of Gloucestershire in 2008, today these two interests steer and inspire me each day. I started out on Lottery-funded park restorations in the north-east of England, enjoying community engagement and designing several large-scale ‘Landscapes for Play’. Read more

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