I started life as an interior designer but an interest in the wider context of buildings and the interplay between interior and exterior space (and a dislike of being indoors) led me to retrain as a landscape architect. After my PGDip I worked for Planit IE in Manchester, where I was involved in design projects including Manchester airport and public realm & courtyard spaces up to implementation. At Grants & NPA Associates in Bath, projects included university detail design, residential masterplans & apartment public realm in Singapore.
I joined LDA in 2014 and have been involved in the concept and detail design of small scale urban and commercial spaces such as the Westgate Shopping centre roof terrace, One Nine Elms residential and hotel development, and the New Museums Site, Cambridge. I have also worked on larger scale residential mixed use masterplans like Peartree, focusing on green infrastructure and landscape strategies.
In my spare time I love to be on a yoga mat or outdoors, ideally combining camping, live music, walking and wild swimming.
More small independents being able to afford to enliven it (particularly coffee independents).
I love the Jardi Botanic in Barcelona - a dynamic combination of journey and connection to the city, intimate and panoramic vistas and views, and elegant planting design and plant conservation. It is also a great regeneration project on a former landfill site.
Early mornings from my house along the River Thames to Port Meadow.