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Work experience

Apr 2017present

Contractor / Freelance Landscape Architect

Apr 2015Mar 2017

Principal Landscape Architect

Garden Club London Ltd

I am ultimately responsible for delivering final schematics. I also deliver visuals and construction drawings to building contractors.

Jan 2008Dec 2013

Cofounder

Citera Studio

Founding member of the Citera landscape architecture firm with Riccardina Burdo. Dozens of projects and achievements carried out for private clients and municipalities.

Jan 1991Dec 2007

Manager of public parks and gardens

Comune di Siena (Italy)

Manager of public parks and gardens. Comune di Siena (Italy). 15+ years of experience in Public Works & Landscape Architecture for the Council administration, managing all aspects related to gardens design and urban landscaping, also coordinating all maintenance activities.

Education

Oct 1989Jun 1990

Post-degree diploma on Garden and Landscape Architecture

Villa Montalto (Florence)

Post-degree diploma on Garden and Landscape Architecture under the guidance of Marco Pozzoli.

Sep 1985Sep 1985

Post-Degree Diploma

A.I.P.I.N.

Course regarding the technics related to soil bioengineering to identify solutions for sliding slopes and river banks (Alto Adige - IT)

Certifications

Sep 2015Present

SGD - Society of Garden Designers

Pre-Registered Member
Jan 1998Present

Italian Register of Architects

University of Architecture of Florence
Albo degli Architetti della Provincia di Siena (Italy) Number 354 
Sep 2014Dec 2016

UK Register of Architects

ARB - Architects Registration Board UK

Registration Number 082831l

About me

Being a landscape architect in Tuscany (Italy) for over 20 years, I have had experience with all the phases that relate to the project (client communication, briefs, preliminary drafts, cost estimation, construction documents, drawings, specifications, putting work out to tender). Keeping in contact with the clients, contractors and builders to ensure the smooth running of every day operations.

I see myself as a dynamic, ambitious and imaginative with strong conceptual skills. I deal with all the parts of a garden, hardscape or softscape, and I always strive to adapt to cutting edge technologies and best practices.

Having worked for two years in London at Garden Club London Ltd delivering drawings and visuals for the team (internal landscapers) and contractors, I started a new career as contractor / freelance Landscape Architects in London, by making available all my graphic skills. 

My philosophy

I believe in the need of a philosophical garden, that continues the tale started in 1499 by Poliphilo in the Island of Citera. Today, more than ever, the art of the garden has the role of creating places for our soul, not just serving a purpose or utility.

Visuals - Commercial

I have been working for two years at London based company Garden Club London Ltd delivering visuals  for pop-up gardens and for the London's first floating pocket park. I am always looking for drawing beyond the photorealism. 

Visuals - Private - Roof Gardens

I have been working for two years at London based company Garden Club London Ltd delivering visuals for private clients. Many of them were visuals of roof gardens.

Visual - Private

I have been working for two years at London based company Garden Club London Ltd delivering visuals for private clients.

Construction Details

I have been working for two years at London based company Garden Club London Ltd delivering construction details  and tender package for private clients for pop-up garden and for the London's first floating pocket park.

Planting plans

I have been working for two years at London based company Garden Club London Ltd delivering planting plans for private clients for pop-up garden and for the London's first floating pocket park.

Public parks

I have designed large public spaces, managing budgets of tens of millions of euros. I've dealt with sharing the projects with the affected populations, and coordinated the work of a team of twelve technicians and twenty gardeners.

Residential gardens

I have worked for private clients of many nationalities who had the need to increase the value of their outdoor spaces with great ideas.

Roof gardens

I have improved my knowledge in the field of green roofs by searching the best use of the space and the vegetation.

Patent

Environmental engineering

I designed the consolidation of embankments in environmental contexts of rare beauty with bioengineering techniques.

Corporate gardens

I have worked for large companies to create corporate gardens appropriate to the importance of their brand.

Healing gardens

I have designed spaces dedicated to children hospital patients and to the in nursing homes including Alzheimer's patients.

Skills

Feasibilty studies, design development, working drawings, detailing and drafting
Software including VectorWorks, 3D modelling and rendering with Form.Z, Piranesi, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Excel, Word, FileMaker, Microsoft Project.
English