Archives: People

Richard Feng

I joined LDA Design in 2022 after graduating with distinction in Landscape Architecture from the Bartlett, UCL. My graduation project focused on exploring the ‘Terrain Vague’ in urban space and delving into the hidden history of the site. My creative design approach is rooted in a deep respect for the land and emphasises the interaction Read more

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Rebecca Keeling

After a long career in advertising, which was just like the TV series Mad Men, I moved to the construction industry and then eventually into architecture and now I’m at LDA Design where I plan to stay. If I’m not working, I’m either shopping, on Instagram or in the pub!

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Lucca Clark

I have a BSc (Hons) in Physical Geography from Exeter University and a Master’s in Landscape Architecture (MLA) from the University of Edinburgh. My undergraduate dissertation researched carbon sequestration in mangrove trees, and in my final year master’s project, I created a universal language for understanding the dynamic landscapes of Iceland Inspired from my physiography Read more

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Chen Zhu

I completed my postgraduate studies at the University of Sheffield and then gained three years work experience as a landscape architect before joining LDA Design as a Consultant. My primary focus is on the planning and technical aspects of our projects. I firmly believe that exceptional landscape design has the potential to foster community cohesion Read more

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Andrei Batarin

I started my landscape architecture journey studying in Canada, then continuing in Russia, Japan, and the UK, finally graduating from the University of Sheffield in 2019 with a master’s in Landscape Architecture. I’m open to studying more in the future. My career so far has been focussed on concept and design development for public realm Read more

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Maritta Boden

I joined LDA Design as a Director in Environmental Planning in 2023. I am a landscape planner with over 25 years of experience in strategic landscape planning, landscape character assessments, protected landscapes and LVIAs through to sustainability appraisal, recreation and tourism studies and facilitation. I have led on high-profile projects, requiring imaginative design solutions. Projects Read more

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Hannah Harkis

I am an urban designer with over 10 years’ experience. After studying architecture at the University of Nottingham and gaining experience in the industry, I decided to follow my passion and move into urban design. I joined the LDA Design Manchester studio in 2022 and have been leading on some exciting regeneration-focussed town centre masterplans, Read more

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Manfredi Pedone

I joined LDA Design in 2023 working in the Oxford studio. I studied landscape architecture and urban planning in Italy and after a short time as a garden designer, I moved to the UK where I began working on urban masterplans and mixed-use schemes at various scales, often in the Middle East. I am interested Read more

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Matt Gibson-King

I joined LDA Design’s Bristol Studio as a senior planning consultant in 2023. Before LDA, I worked for a local planning authority in the south west gaining experience in plan-making at both a local and neighbourhood level. I have worked on planning policy formation, undertaking technical appraisals, collating evidence, and conducting consultation events. My background Read more

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Huiyu Fu

I joined LDA Design in February 2023 after graduating from UCL with a distinction in MLA Landscape Architecture. My final year thesis focused on increasing biodiversity in a city context, presenting a weed flourishing in urban voids. My final year design project was about urban regeneration and transforming abandoned sites into recreational green spaces for Read more

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