I’ve been fascinated with nature from an early age, probably because of growing up working a productive landscape. Its endless ability to connect past, present and future generations inspired me to pursue studies in landscape architecture at Edinburgh College of Art. I enjoyed competition success and delivering projects across the UK and internationally as part of my time in practice before joining LDA Design in 2017.
For me, successful project delivery requires a strong concept which remains prominent throughout. The need to balance creativity with constructability is also key in making unique, characterful places.
Leading the delivery of Sighthill Transformational Regeneration Area, Glasgow has been a career highlight – a 50ha regeneration project providing new parkland, community green space and public realm infrastructure in advance of 900 homes.
In my spare time, you will find me running after my young family, pretending to have superpowers and build dens. I am also a keen DIY enthusiast which means I have a never-ending list of ‘jobs needing doing’.
Peter Latz, James Corner. I have a soft spot for post industrial, repurposed landscapes.
The coast. I’m drawn to a waterscape, vast and exposed to the natural elements.
Wilding by Isabella Tree. The story of a bold experiment, a couple handing 3,500 acres of farmland back to nature to demonstrate why it should be in the driving seat to restore both land and wildlife, benefiting farmers, nature and us.