Giles set up Spacehub in 2010, consolidating more than 18 years’ experience of working as a landscape architect delivering a wide range of projects both in the UK and overseas.
He is committed to the principles of collaborative working and creative dialogue, an ethos which underpins the continuing success of the practice. He enjoys a rigorous design process, which combines highly rational and imaginative thinking, to reveal special and appropriate solutions.
Originally trained as furniture maker, Giles’ aspirations are for the practice and its projects to contribute meaningfully and sustainably to the natural and built environment.
Giles is a member of London Borough of Tower Hamlets Conservation and Design Advisory Panel (CADAP).
Tom joined Spacehub as a Director in 2013, prior to which he was the creative director of the AECOM Landscape studio in London.
Tom combines creative instincts with strong technical know-how and a proven track record in delivery. Each project is driven by strategic thinking and the desire to unlock its unique narrative.
He brings a rigorous approach to the urban and landscape design process, with more than 17 years’ experience at AECOM and EDAW, across a wide range of scales, disciplines and geographies, working on projects including the winning bid for London 2012, and the landscape design of the Barra Olympic Park for the Rio 2016 Olympics.
Tom lectures at the AA’s Landscape Urbanism Unit in London.
Matt joined Spacehub in 2014. He is a Chartered Landscape Architect experienced in the design and delivery of a wide range of projects: from strategic studies to landscape-led masterplans to the detailed design and implementation of parks, private institutions and gardens. Matt leads on planting design for which he has a particular passion, appreciating all its aesthetic, sensory and ecological benefits.
Prior to qualifying as a landscape architect Matt was a practicing artist, originally studying at the Royal Academy of Art. At Spacehub he continues to use this talent developing the exceptional visual communication tools the practice uses throughout the design process to present to clients and stakeholders.
Matt enjoys working collaboratively, building relationships within multi-disciplinary teams, and believes that effective communication and collaborative working are the most important elements in successful placemaking.
Matt is a Pathway to Chartership mentor.
Samantha joined Spacehub in 2013 having previously worked at Grant Associates for three years.
She is motivated by strong placemaking which responds to the challenge of balancing both social and ecological needs.
She has extensive technical expertise in construction detailing gained from working across a range of private and commercial projects both in the UK and overseas. Her experience includes detail design packages for London Wall Place in the City of London and Caring Wood, a private estate designed to achieve Level 6 of the code for sustainable homes.
Samantha achieved planning permission for projects including Riverside Studios and Pinewood Studios and has worked on a number of design challenges from constructed slopes to water features and even a natural swimming pool. She has developed a keen interest in the recycling of site-won materials wherever possible, in order to sustainably maximise the unique character of a place.
She studied Landscape Architecture at Edinburgh College of Art.
Rob joined Spacehub in 2013 having previously worked at practices including Grant Associates and Gillespies.
Rob’s project experience encompasses a range of scales, from concept to construction, with particular skills in project management.
His approach to projects seeks to link architecture and landscape through sustainable landscape engineering principles. He is a passionate advocate for the long-term benefits of landscape architecture, and its potential to address global, social and climate issues. Rob looks to maximise the opportunities within a project to act as design champion in this way, for clients, the wider design team and end-users. He is interested in using different mediums to communicate design, including film and photography.
Rob’s post-graduate studies in urban ecosystems at the University of Copenhagen stimulated an ongoing interest in the promotion of creative water management within the public realm.
Rosie joined Spacehub in early 2017, having previously worked at Studio Egret West and LUC.
A talented designer, she likes to draw upon unique site qualities to deliver dynamic landscapes. Rosie is fascinated by planting design and how it can transform urban spaces; her horticultural expertise is combined with enthusiasm for designing playful schemes defined by strong planting characters. In her recent works she has been responsible for the management and delivery of both planning applications and detailed construction packages for Folkestone Seafront and Edward Street Quarter, Brighton. She is also a keen illustrator, using her artistic ability to communicate the experience and atmosphere of a place.
She has previously had her work exhibited in New York and led Spacehub’s winning entry for the City of London’s Culture Mile competition.
Rosie graduated from the University of Sheffield with Distinction in Landscape Architecture.
Fiona is a joint founder of Spacehub and now heads up the financial and operational administration of the business.
Her ability to manage the practice’s growing workload and support its core activities and ambition, allows the studio to operate smoothly and efficiently.
An established artist and furniture maker in her own right, Fiona brings an additional capacity to the studio through hands-on making, research, prototyping and model making. Her approach – one of simplicity and functionality complemented by an enjoyment of colour, ornament, materiality and craft – has been integral to the development of Spacehub’s strong office culture and ethos.
Jessica Beattie has played an integral role to Spacehub since its inception in 2010. A former Director at Lovejoy with over 25 years’ experience in the industry, Jessica brings a depth of expertise and range of skills to the studio. Jessica has particular experience in mixed-use developments, green infrastructure, community infrastructure and commercial development within the City of London. She is member of Trees and Design Action Group (TDAG) and trustee of Bankside Open Spaces Trust.
Jessica currently leads our team for the delivery of London Wall Place.
Camille joined Spacehub in 2017 having graduated from National School of Nature and Landscape (ENSNP) of Blois France with Honours.
Her approach to projects seeks to link urbanism and human well-being – she looks for the best design for social interactions, sustainable development and healthcare.
Her previous internship in different countries (Japan, France, England and Northern Ireland) has given her a world vision of landscape design.
She is talented designer who has joined Spacehub to gain experience and further develop her career in an ambitious and dynamic English design studio.
Camille has travelled widely and has a strong interest in drawing, painting and photography. Her other interests and hobbies include music, dance and synchronised ice skating.
Samuel joined Spacehub in 2017 after graduating from the University of Greenwich.
Samuel previously studied sustainable horticulture at Schumacher College, where he developed his horticultural knowledge and passion for ecology. His subsequent experience in nursery work, garden maintenance, and construction works further enriched his in-depth knowledge of plants and understanding of designed landscapes.
Samuel’s final year project at university looked at Old Oak Common, one of the UK’s largest urban regeneration sites. His proposal reimagined the site’s historical role as common land, with the consideration of fulfilling residents’ rights to public space, affordable housing, sustainable food systems, ecology, history, and culture using adaptive landscape typologies. He was awarded the ALS Department Prize for Undergraduate Landscape for his academic achievements.
Samuel has a strong passion for the positive agency of landscape architecture, be that through creating beautiful spaces, fostering ecology, or enriching communities.
Gea is an Italian licensed Architect with extensive landscape experience in the United Kingdom, United States, Mexico and India.
She graduated with honours at “La Sapienza” University in Rome, with a thesis in new technologies and sustainability. Her prototype of kinetic façades won the “Sapienza@MakerFaire” award and was exhibited at the 2014 European Maker Faire Edition.
Over the last 5 years she worked in multiple offices in Rome, New York and London, and had the chance to blend her architectural background into Landscape Architecture, delivering recognisable and dynamic design ideas with a creative and sustainable approach.
Meenakshi joined Spacehub in November of 2018. Her professional profile includes multidisciplinary design, education and experience in architecture, urban design, teaching, and research. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Architecture from India. She also holds a Master’s degree in Sustainable & Ecological Design from Kansas State University, USA and a Master of Urban Design from University of Toronto, Canada.
Prior to joining Spacehub, she was involved in healthcare master-planning projects at Article 25, an architectural charity based in London. She has a passion for sustainable design and theory of place-making and enjoys working on projects that focus on creating liveable, healthy and green public places. At Spacehub, she is involved in the creative district master-planning project located at Mina Zayed, Abu Dhabi.
Inês joined Spacehub in February of 2019 after graduating from the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Oporto, Portugal.
During her studies, Inês, had the opportunity to do three exchange programs: a semester at the Biotechnical Faculty of the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia; another semester at the Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil; and an internship at !melk in New York.
She has a strong passion for travelling and photography. Her biggest motivator is her ambition and curiosity to learn from new places and cultures. She is always focused on making the most of every experience, particularly in understanding what it means to be a landscape architect around the world and the knowledge that comes with that.
She is an enthusiastic graduate landscape architect with comprehensive experience executing landscape designs to full completion and skilled in applying creativity for designing highly appealing, interesting, yet functional designs.
Alejandra joined Spacehub in June 2019 having previously worked at Ireland Albrecht Landscape Architects.
She is from Bogota, Colombia where she completed her bachelor’s degree in Architecture and worked as an interior architect. She moved to London in 2015 to pursue her passion for landscapes and completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Landscape Architecture at the University of Greenwich.
At Greenwich her principal project focused on the regeneration of Erith, specifically on how the character of the foreshore could be integrated into the community. This project was chosen to represent the module at the end of year exhibition. At Ireland Albrecht she worked primarily on residential and public space projects based in London.
Alejandra is motivated by her belief that to be successful projects must be holistic, considering both the community and the sustainability of the natural environment. She also believes in the potential of design to positively influence culture and society.
Sofia joined Spacehub in July 2019 after graduating from the University of Edinburgh with a Masters in Landscape Architecture. While at university she studied abroad at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and interned at Oculus.
Having had an international upbringing in the contrasting landscapes of Mexico, Brazil, Spain and Sweden, Sofia has developed an interest in place, people and historical context. She strongly believes that sensitive, resilient and inclusive public spaces can dissolve social barriers and integrate the ever-changing social and environmental dynamics of the urban realm.
Sofia is passionate about equality and has published work on the link between feminism, landscape architecture and alternative models of practice.
Patrick is a highly accomplished designer with a reputation for creating unique and beautiful landscapes both in the UK and overseas. A landscape architect with over 25 years’ experience in private sector development he is also a four times Gold Medal Winner at the Chelsea Flower Show. Patrick’s creative talent and particular horticultural expertise is an invaluable asset to the Spacehub studio. Recent projects on which Patrick has been advising include Caring Wood, a Code level 6 private residence in Kent.
Gary Grant is a renowned independent ecologist with over 30 years’ of experience, including large scale projects such as the London 2012 Olympic Park. His current emphasis is collaborating with organisations on green infrastructure planning and climate change adaptation projects. Gary has been a consultant to Spacehub since 2014 contributing his particular expertise in building integrated vegetation. His recent publications include ‘Ecosystem Services Come to Town: Greening Cities by Working with Nature’ by Wiley.
Liz is an ecologist with specialist knowledge in habitat assessment, enhancement and creation. She promotes integrated ecological thinking within the studio from early design stages through to delivery of projects on site. Working with British Flora, Atkins and now as a consultant she has over 9 years’ experience in co-ordinating ecological projects, undertaking ecological surveys and mitigation and writing technical reports. Her enthusiasm and experience provides a key resource and additional expertise to the Spacehub team.