Ellie Hughes

Student placement

0161 359 5684

I am a MLA Landscape Architecture student at the University of Sheffield. I joined LDA Design for my year-long placement in July. I have lived in Manchester my whole life and I love living and working here. The city is made up of diverse landscapes and a captivating history that has significantly influenced its urban fabric. My passion lies in understanding the intricate connections between people and place. I look forward to gaining further invaluable experience during the rest of the year.

When I am not at work, I enjoy running and going to the gym. I have always been active and my love for being outdoors has largely influenced my choice of a career in landscape. I love to travel and have been lucky enough to have visited several places all around the world with family and friends. I hope to slowly tick off more!


My favourite place is …

Helvellyn, in the Lake District. Beautiful panoramic views stretching for miles with views of the water. It is nice to see how the landscape changes with the seasons every year I visit.

As a landscape architect, who has inspired you?

Antoni Gaudí, his work is a fusion of art, architecture, and nature. Park Güell stands as a testament to his innovative approaches and pushed the boundaries of conventional architecture and landscapes. I think all landscape architects should strive to be more experimental.

I love the view from …

The top of a mountain before you ski down and complete a slope.

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