I began my career in horticulture before studying landscape architecture in Leeds and Copenhagen. After graduating, I worked in China for five years and then London, before settling in Manchester.
Since joining LDA Design, I’ve primarily worked on transforming Newcastle City Centre public realm to create a vibrant and greener city which is inclusive and people centred. It’s a real privilege to work in a city such as Newcastle with a visionary and committed client team.
In my spare time I like to go hill walking. I live in Manchester and often head to the Peak District, but I’m also lucky to have hiked in China, the Hindu Kush, the Alps, Pyrenees and much of Ireland.
I’m inspired by modernist landscape architects such as Dan Kiley, Garrett Eckbo and Hideo Sasaki and often revisit their works for inspiration.
The Inagh Valley in Connemara on the west coast of Ireland. The valley is composed of a lake, peatland, forest and Derryclare Mountain one of the Twelve Bens. The dark surface of the lake reflects this landscape and open sky to create a spectacular view.
'On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous' by Ocean Vuong which is a story about the young American-Vietnamese writer whose family carries the trauma from their experiences during the Vietnam War.