Our Core Team
Annie sees landscape architecture as one of the strategic roles in humanitarian and international developments, especially in relation to climate change, wellbeing and sustainability. She desires to bring empowerment and resilience to vulnerable communities, restoration to those who are hurting through actions and collaborations. Annie organises and oversees our workshops and events.
Workshop Producer + Senior Landscape Consultant at Logika Consultants
Rhys believes there’s an overlap between the landscape and humanitarian & development sectors that hasn’t yet been formalised and sees it as his career goal to make it happen. Since founding HLC in 2018, Rhys has set the group's vision, oversees its research and strategic development, while managing its growing network.
Co-founder + co-leader + landscape architect at Alexandra Steed URBAN
Ben recognises the key role landscape architects have in mitigating the impacts of climate change but is often left feeling demotivated by the required pace of change in fundamental areas. Ben is a keen believer in power in numbers, and when it comes to climate action he seeks to transform his feelings of helplessness into hopefulness. Ben arranges meeting ups with members and identifies relevant industry events for members to contribute to and/or attend.
Social Organiser + senior landscape architect at Arup
Tom is an independent landscape architect currently working in the West of Ireland. He has a keen interest in the natural environment and forging connections between people and place. The design and implementation of Ambrose Walk Community Garden along other interventions within the surrounding East London social housing estate, has been an integral part to his experience and development and he is excited to work on similar projects.
Researcher + Principal Landscape Architect at TBLA Studio
Scarlett is passionate about using Landscape Architecture as a tool for positive social change for all, not only the privileged few. She is a firm believer that design-led environments can be socially, environmentally, culturally beneficial and support the creation of a more equitable world, which is urgently needed. Scarlett helps the research team form the right questions and steer the research across the Humanitarian and Built Environment sectors.
Lead Research + landscape architect at LDA Design
Anouk thinks it is essential that landscape architects create inclusive spaces that are sensitive and welcoming to the existing surrounding community. She believes that everyone should have the right to experience the mental health benefits of spending time in quality outdoor spaces. Landscape architects must rise to the growing challenges of urbanisation, inequality and humanitarian crises to provide this. Anouk investigates existing research and collaborates with other disciplines to develop our workshops.
Researcher + Landscape architecture student at the University of Edinburgh
Anouk Van Royen
Jo has an interest in understanding the way people live with a focus on co-designing and shaping sustainable, resilient, imaginative and sensitive places for both people and the planet. Jo arranges HLC’s research activities, has written for the Landscape Journal, engages with related organisations and adds a creative flair to our graphic communication.
Co-founder + co-leader + landscape architect at Arup
Joana Valgode Ferro
Throughout Tim’s studies he has wondered what the potential of the landscape profession could be for those who are less fortunate in this world. In his thesis, he studied how nature-based solutions could improve the liveability of refugee camps, exploring the theme for the first time. Tim oversees the strategy for our external & internal communications such as our newsletter and social media posts.
Communications + landscape architecture graduate
Tim den Duijf
Astrid recognises that there is often an intertwined relationship between discriminatory development narratives and work shaping the built and natural environment. So, her goal is to steer this work towards the many other holistic and context-specific marginalised possibilities for development. She explored this in her thesis by analysing the approaches to achieving social and ecological sustainability throughout the history of a radically changing and complex ecosystem.
Co-leader + Urban & Regional Planning Graduate
Astrid Pilar Burden
Luna studied Architecture and Design at Jordan University of Science and Technology before moving to Germany to follow her passion in landscape architecture. Her involvement in the humanitarian and social activities with refugees in Jordan increased her interest of engaging Landscape architecture in the Humanitarian sector which she later showed in her Master thesis "Sustainable Landscape architecture in Azraq refugee camp”‘. During her work in a landscape architecture office in Munich, she continues to attend different conferences related to the field.
Researcher and an Iraqi Syrian landscape architect living in Munich
Over 200 built environment professionals, academics and NGOs, including:
We're always looking to welcome new members to our network and connect with those who share our vision. We're looking to expand our resource library and hear of new ideas & related to humanitarian landscape architecture.
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