BA (Hons) Dip LA CMLI
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).
BA (Hons) Dip LA
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.
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.
Matt Pepper is a creative and highly-skilled landscape architect with over 12 years’ experience of effectively delivering award-winning landscape architecture across a range of scales, sectors and budgets. He gained experience in practices in his native New Zealand before relocating to London and joining Gillespies in 2016 and Spacehub in 2022.
Matt has proven experience working with ambitious clients on large-scale urban, commercial, residential, educational and public realm projects, and has a particular expertise in waterfront and coastal developments.
Matt prides himself as being an all-rounder, working on all stages from feasibility to delivery. Since residing in the UK, he has been leading several large international and UK projects including being the consortium lead for the SW St Helier Waterfront Masterplan, and landscape lead on several multi-phased projects in London, Moscow and Manilla.
Matt’s organised and strategic approach to his work combined with his meticulous design and project management skills has been essential to the success of his projects, and quality management at Spacehub.
Matt is passionate about collaboration with clients and consultants, looks for moments of joy in every project and is always eager to apply climate positive design, improving people’s connection with the natural world and providing social equity in the public and private realm.
BA (Hons) MLA
Rosie joined Spacehub in 2017 and has over 8 years’ experience in practice – both in public and private sectors.
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.
She has been responsible for the management and delivery of planning applications and detailed construction packages for many projects across a wide range of scales, including 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.
Rosie is an Alumni of Public Practice, where she was Landscape Officer for Epping Forest District Council. There she led the publication of the EFDC Green Infrastructure Strategy and worked to improve design quality in upcoming strategic masterplans across the District.
Rosie also holds a place on Urban Design London’s Environmental Design Panel.
DipHort BA(Hons) CMLI
Samuel joined Spacehub in 2017. He is a chartered landscape architect and horticulturist, with extensive and varied experience in both industries.
Samuel previously worked at Gustafson Porter + Bowman, where he worked on high-profile landscape-led projects in the UK and internationally. He studied landscape architecture at the University of Greenwich, where he was awarded the ALS Department Prize for Undergraduate Landscape for his academic achievements.
Prior to studying landscape architecture, Samuel studied sustainable horticulture at Schumacher College, where he developed his horticultural knowledge and passion for ecological concerns. 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 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 over 6 years of landscape architecture experience in the United Kingdom, United States, Mexico, and India. She joined Spacehub in June 2019. Her portfolio includes projects from concept through construction, delivering recognisable and dynamic design ideas with a creative and sustainable approach.
Gea is a passionate designer with a comprehensive skillset gained from leading on multi-phase large scale masterplans as well as several smaller projects, combining technical expertise and meticulous attention to detail with design flair and strong graphic communication abilities. She has also been positively involved in mentoring and training junior members of staff and she is currently responsible for monitoring and updating our internal CAD and BIM standards.
Gea 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.
May Jan joined Spacehub in May 2020. She has experience working in New Zealand and the UK. She holds an MLA(Merit) from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.
May Jan brings a wide range of experience to the team having worked on both small and large scale projects from early concept right through to construction.
Her approach to design is thoughtful and carefully considered. Her technical experience ensures design concepts are creative, imaginative and deliverable. She has strong design skills and capabilities when dealing with large, complex sites and is experienced in podium landscape design.
She has a keen interest in using sustainable principles to create innovative and distinctive spaces that work within the current and future climate.
MSc MS ARB
Qualified both as an Architect and Landscape Architect, Cristina has gained professional experience both in Italy and the UK with LUC prior to joining Spacehub July 2021.
She has a comprehensive skillset gained from leading on complex large-scale masterplans as well as several smaller projects including commercial courtyards and residential gardens, both within London and elsewhere in the UK. Her portfolio of work includes projects from concept through to construction across these different scales, making her a much-valued member of the team.
Cristina brings a range of design and technical expertise to the studio from concept stage to detail construction work, along with Revit and graphics experience.
BA (Hons) MA
Frankie joined Spacehub in May 2020 whilst completing her Masters in Landscape Architecture at Greenwich University. She also holds a BA (Hons) in Landscape Architecture and Design from Leeds Beckett University.
Whilst studying, Frankie focused on the role of design in a climate resilient future. Her floating landscapes project, which aimed to help the city of Hull adapt to rising sea levels, won the Gillespies Fraser Teal Award in 2018.
Fascinated by the diversity and adaptability of plant life, Frankie loves finding new ways to incorporate the living palette into her designs. In 2017 she designed and constructed a sculptural exhibit at RHS Chatsworth, which highlighted the importance of wild, natural spaces in the urban environment and the positive impact they make to biodiversity and human well-being.
Frankie brings technical expertise at all work stages to the studio and along with her keen promotion of principles of sustainable design make her a valuable member of the team.
BA (Hons) MLA
Henry joined Spacehub in June 2020 following completing a Masters of Landscape Architecture at Greenwich University. There he earned distinction for his final project exploring air pollution and direct action within Deptford, during which time he enjoyed using multiple mediums to experiment with landscape representations.
His studies at Greenwich focused on enacting positive environmental and social impacts in the built environment. A developing passion about the natural world was solidified when working on ecological habitat projects in Colombia, which lead him to landscape design following training in Architecture at Leicester School of Architecture (BA) in 2013. Since graduating he worked at Spacelab assisting on workplace interior and spatial analysis projects and later Pilbrow & Partners, as an architectural assistant working on residential and commercial projects during stages 0-3.
Henry brings creativity and technical expertise with very considered attention to detail to a diversity of projects in the across the studio portfolio.
Alice joined Spacehub in January 2022 having graduated from the Universita’ degli Studi di Firenze with a Master’s degree in Architecture in 2018.
During her studies she developed a deep engagement for the relationship that occurs between space and nature, summarising this interest in her final project ‘Temenos’. After graduating she started working in several Landscape architecture and garden design practices both in Italy and the UK where she gained a strong planting knowledge as well as visualization and 3D modelling skills.
During her time at Spacehub Alice has worked on a variety of projects contributing with both her horticultural expertise, design sensitivity and developing technical experience. Alice is committed to bring her aesthetic sensibility in every project with a very attentive and thoughtful design approach.
Ya joined Spacehub in September 2022. She is a Landscape Architect who worked in London and China on projects across a multitude of scales – from international masterplan to exhibitions and installations. She studied Architecture at the University of Sheffield, before completing a master’s degree at the LSE Cities programme.
Ya values the process of interdisciplinary collaboration and public participation throughout the design process. Before joining Spacehub, Ya worked for Gillespies on multiple urban regeneration projects in London, Jersey and internationally.
Driven by her passion for the built environment and place-making, she aspires to investigate the challenges that cities are facing globally through design, writing and competitions. Her works were previously shown at London Festival of Architecture, Beijing Design Week, and Shenzhen/ Hong Kong Bi-City Biennale.
Jack joined Spacehub in October 2020 having graduated from the University of Edinburgh with a Scottish Masters in Landscape Architecture. Whilst there, he actively pursued study and work, firstly in Berlin for Topotek1 working on international competitions.
Jack is committed to using design as a tool for communicating socio-ecological dynamics in a changing world. He is particularly interested in the ways information and cultural memory are expressed through the physical landscape and materiality.
In addition to the development of his design creativity and technical skills, having worked on a variety of projects in concept design stages, he has developed a particular expertise in 3D modelling and graphic visualisation works.
Ian joined Spacehub in August 2022 in the final months of his MLA course at the University of Greenwich. He also holds a BA in urban planning from Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA. His approach to landscape is grounded in planning and sustainable development practices gained through previous work in the US.
After finishing his undergraduate course, Ian worked for a small development start-up in Washington State, undertaking planning submissions and overseeing operations of Galbraith Mountain, a local recreation hub and working forest. From his work in the US, Ian has gained an understanding of how to safely and enjoyably integrate dramatically different uses into the same landscape.
Ian is interested in the dynamic nature of landscapes; using site photography and sketching to understand how different users engage with a space. He sees the landscape as a story to both be uncovered and told simultaneously through thoughtful design.
BA (Hons) Dip LA CMLI
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.
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.