I joined LDA after taking some time after university to go travelling. I completed my master’s and undergraduate degree at Edinburgh College of Art and have varied experience in public realm and active travel projects.
I am intrigued by the way in which successful, place-specific design can engage and attract people within various spaces. My master’s degree focused greatly on the impact of creating places which people feel connected to through culture, history and atmosphere.
Outside the office, you can find me in the gym, or immersing myself in the countryside surrounding my home town by paddle boarding, walking and mountain biking.
The top of the Purling Brook Falls in Queensland, looking across the Jurassic hinterland of Springbrook National Park. A breathtaking composition of water, topography and vegetation.
The Scholar by Dervla Mctiernan. You can’t beat a good crime/thriller.
I am greatly interested in how well-informed interventions can enhance sense of place and provoke thoughtfulness within different landscapes. The minimalistic yet place specific work of Marty Franch, Peter Zumthor and Ostengen & Bergo landscape architects continually inspire me to consider identity within landscape design.