Louisa Paybody, Landscape Architect

Louisa studied Landscape Design and Planning (BA) and completed the post graduate diploma in Landscape architecture (DipLA) at Sheffield University. She has over 7 years experience and became a chartered member of the Landscape Institute (CMLI) in November 2013. Prior to joining the office Louisa worked for Planit-IE,  in 2011 she moved south to pioneer Planit’s London Studio delivering their first London project, a new piece of public realm in the heart of Hammersmith. Louisa’s passion lies in uncovering stories either forgotten or yet to be told that can enrich the detail and decoration in design.  Since joining the office in December 2013 she has been working on the detailed design proposals for landscaping to Templeton House.

Adam Hoppe, Landscape Architect

While originally from Australia, Adam relocated from the US where he was principal of his own landscape design studio in the New York Metropolitan area for over 10 years. Being solely responsible for all facets of landscape architecture, Adam specialised in construction management and the preparation of detailed design aspects. He considers achieving clarity of expression throughout the entire design and construction process paramount to ensuring successful projects and brings this conviction to the firm. Adam received his BA (Hon) in Landscape Architecture from Cook College, Rutgers University in 2001.

Martha Clifford, Landscape Architect

After graduating from Amherst College with a BA in Fine Art, Martha worked in the non-profit sector and interned with the Trust for Public Land and the Boston Parks Department, which stimulated her growing interest in public space. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with an MA in landscape architecture in 2011, receiving the Robert M. Hanna Prize in Design. While studying, she interned with OLIN, where she contributed to a number of major design competitions. Prior to joining the office in the winter of 2014, Martha worked at Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates in Brooklyn, NY, where she worked on one of the largest public park projects in the country in Tulsa, Oklahoma and managed several projects for the Amherst College campus. Martha is primarily interested in public landscapes and how landscape can shape the way we live in urban areas.

Joe Reynolds, Landscape Architect

Following completion of a BA in film studies with history of art, architecture and design, Joe worked in the film industry for 7 years. Initially involved in production and development, he moved into film landscaping through a desire to connect physically with projects and materials. Over the next 5 years, Joe worked on a wide range of film sets, among them landscapes for the Harry Potter and Marvel franchises and alongside visionary directors such as Steven Spielberg and Tim Burton. In 2012, he was part of a team in charge of realising the “green and pleasant land” sequence of the London Olympic Opening Ceremony, which involved recreating the English countryside within the east London stadium. In 2015, Joe completed an MA in landscape architecture at Greenwich University before joining Todd Longstaffe-Gowan to pursue an interest in less transient and more horticulturally focused landscape design.

Clay Baylor, Landscape Architect

Clay considers landscapes as the product of cultural and ecological forces that have the capacity to further social and aesthetic relationships. Visual research, site analysis, and historical context are essential to his design process. Prior to joining the office, Clay worked in the US, Europe, and Asia, collaborating on design projects spanning disciplines and scales of intervention. He aspires to research-based practice that aims to create landscapes inspired as much by performance as they are by beauty. He holds a Master of Landscape Architecture from Harvard University and a BA from the University of Virginia.

Hugo Elwes, Landscape Architect

After a one year apprenticeship at Kensington Palace Gardens, Hugo enrolled at the Inchbald School of Garden Design where he gained a distinction in diploma as well the Director’s Award. He subsequently spent a year working for Arabella Lennox-Boyd, where he gained valuable experience in master-planning and planting design. He undertook his BA in landscape architecture at the University of Greenwich, graduating with honours in the summer of 2016. He joined Todd Longstaffe-Gowan in October 2016.

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