Hannah Xu

Landscape Architect

Hannah works in our Landscape Architecture team delivering a wide variety of project types and scales, from planning through to construction stage.

With particular skills in hand drawing and the use of architectural and graphics software, she is responsible for the production of drawing packages and information. She is passionate about sustainable landscape design.

What inspired you to become a Landscape Architect?

I love drawing and designing. Landscape Architecture has allowed me to turn my passions into a career and use my skills to create places where both people and animals can thrive.

Do you have any tips for people starting out in Landscape Architecture?

Learn the basics well, cultivate interest, find the direction you like and work hard for it.

If you weren’t in this career, what would you be?

As a kid, I always wanted to be a tailor. In my dream world now, I would open a cafe with different homemade desserts and fresh flowers everywhere.

What’s your favourite project you’ve worked on to date?

St Catherine’s Place in Bedminster, Bristol is a project I’ve been working on recently. We have been developing a strategy and site layout for a residential led mixed-use development for a planning application. The site will include roof courtyards and gardens and large open spaces at ground level for shared community use. I am looking forward to seeing how it will be built in about a year and how people will enjoy the spaces.

What are the key challenges that affect your sector, or are likely to in the next five years?

As the climate changes, we are paying more and more attention to the sustainable development. This is a challenge but also an opportunity for landscape architects to deliver nature-based solutions while providing high-quality and multi-functional designs.

Industry bodies:

Member of the Landscape Institute