I believe great design can bring natural and urban elements together and that landscape has the power to create innovative spaces that invite people to linger, relax and enjoy time together. My passion is in applying ecological approaches to public spaces to achieve a low-input, dynamic and diverse landscape.
My working experience as a landscape architect started in Sheffield after I graduated from the University there. I have worked on a range of projects including public realm, schools, residential, wellness and health and retail, covering all aspects of design from inception to completion. I then moved to London where my work included a mixed-use city centre development and projects for the Ministry of Justice.
Outside of work, I like walking in beautiful landscapes, reading, writing, painting, and spending time with my family.
My grandparents' home from where I could see the courtyard with its Chinese pavilion, and people hanging out and enjoying their time drinking tea and playing Chinese chess.
'A Whole Life' by Robert Seethaler. I was so touched by this quiet and contemplative story and the simple but sincere words to describe a man's life.
I would introduce more play for children and green features, like rain gardens, SuDS and trees with seating, for people in the neighbourhood to enjoy.