Work History

Work History
Apr 2015 - Present

Principal Landscape Architect

Garden Club London

I am ultimately responsible for delivering final schematics. I also deliver construction documents to building contractors.

Jan 2008 - Dec 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 1991 - Dec 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

Education
Oct 1989 - Jun 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 1985 - Sep 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

Certifications
Jan 1998 - Present

Italian Register of Architects

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

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.

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.

Public parks

Residential gardens

Roof gardens

Patent

Environmental engineering

Corporate gardens

Healing gardens

Skills

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