Archives: People

Sara Guiguet

I joined LDA Design in 2023 and am part of the administration team. I’ve always worked in Finance since leaving school. In my spare time I’m a huge LEGO fan so I’m nearly always building something. My last build was an old-fashioned telephone box. I also enjoy cycling, walking, and going to Disney parks.  I’m Read more

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Chris White

I have been working as a credit controller for seven years in different industries including software, publishing and for gym equipment companies, and now for LDA Design. I once brought in more than one quarter of a million pounds in one week. My biggest passion is salsa and bachata dancing, which I have also done Read more

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Elvina Crasto de Silva

As an architect and urban designer, I strongly believe that the success of the public realm dictates the success of a place. I have been predominantly involved in visioning and masterplanning projects of varying scales from a few hundred to a few thousand homes. One of the most enjoyable projects has been the transformation of Read more

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Emma Thompson

I’m a versatile senior landscape architect with experience of designing and delivering projects at all scales. I have a passion for ecological urbanism, encouraging a relationship between social and ecological networks within the urban environment to create resilient designs specific to place. Within my current work, this translates into exploring the connection between people and Read more

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Jess Twigg

I have a background in urban design and landscape architecture, previously working on a range of projects including town centre and high street regeneration, residential and mixed-use development and public realm frameworks. I believe in a holistic approach to design, involving the collaboration of different stakeholders to create innovative and successful public realm and spaces.

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Minjie Yang

I joined LDA Design as a consultant after completing two years of study for a master’s degree in landscape architecture from the University of Sheffield. My final project responds to the wildfire problem in England. It propose strategies based on the moorland’s own character and form to better protect it. I am interested in sustainable Read more

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Ellie Hughes

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 Read more

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Ben Adams

Following my four-year MA degree in Landscape Architecture at Edinburgh College of Art and a year out spent at LDA Design, I re-joined  LDA’s Glasgow studio. I am excited to work on high-profile streetscapes such as Aberdeen’s Union Street Vision and Glasgow’s Buchanan Galleries masterplan. Projects like these have me fascinated in how reconfiguring the Read more

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Laurie Appleyard

I joined the Planning team at LDA Design in 2022 having graduated from Cardiff University with a master’s degree in International Planning and Development. Prior to joining LDA Design, I worked as a transport planner at a consultancy for four years. So far I have been undertaking site appraisals to assist clients with decisions around Read more

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Tara Schwarze-Chintapatla

I joined LDA Design as a landscape architecture consultant in the autumn of 2023. Previously my work had been centred around building community and climate resilience through urban forests. This focus lead me to win several awards for my work within the University of Edinburgh, including Best Performance and the Principal’s Medal. I thoroughly enjoy Read more

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