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We’re committed to practising landscape architecture that embraces innovation and engages meaningfully with end users to deliver the best outcomes. Balancing inspiration and critical thinking, we ask the right questions to ensure the right results. We are thoughtful, inquisitive and creative.

Ricardo Ares

Director

A founding member of the practice, Ricardo is a robust designer with a passion for design which rises above the functional to create beautiful places

Ania Ares

Director

An experienced designer with a strong background in educational, commercial and healthcare landscapes

Ben Handley

Director

An experienced Landscape architect and trained BREEAM Communities assessor with excellent knowledge of the sustainable aspects of landscape design

Kate Shearer

Associate Director

A talented and committed landscape architect with strong design and creativity skills

Richard Stefanidis

Associate Director

Talented Landscape Architect with extensive track record if urban regeneration, public realm and educational projects

Louis Ashford

Associate Director

Dually qualified Landscape Architect and Urban Designer with a broad skills base , inspired to create sustainable places through considered design

James Gardner

Associate Director

Strong designer with a pro-active approach to project management and client-focused. Responsible for our Cheltenham Office

Callum Whyte

Associate Director

Callum is an enthusiastic and talented Landscape Architect, responsible for the running off our London Office

Sophie Hellewell

Landscape Architect

Sophie is a Landscape Architect with a keen interest in Urban Design, and the social aspects of landscape architecture

Chris Fazakerley

Senior Landscape Architect

A technically brilliant designer, Chris is particularly interested in the value a considered planting palette brings to the user experience

Dr Laura Silva

Senior Landscape Architect

Landscape Architect leading our Research and Development efforts and helping apply this knowledge to project delivery

Adrian Scott

Senior Landscape Architect

Adrian is responsible for the day to day running of a wide variety of projects and has specific interests in planting design and detailing

Michelle Ashmore

Practice Manager

Michelle has a a long track record of administrative management, responsible for the smooth running of the practice with oversight of all offices

Thomas Yunqing Bai

Landscape Architect

Thomas leads the pratice-wide BIM strategy, based in our London office.

Halina Timms

Senior Landscape Architect

Halina rejoined us in the summer of 2018 having completed her postgraduate studies, and previously been a Landscape Assistant with us when carrying our her year in practice

Harry Snowden

Landscape Architect

Based in our Cheltenham office, Harry is interested in how landscape design can enhance opportunity for social interaction and well being. He is enthused by beautiful functional design and led on our Clarence Fountain project in Cheltenham Town Centre

Murran Harvey

Landscape Architect

Murran has recently finished studying for her postgraduate degree at the University of Gloucestershire. She has a background in art and an interest in Urban Regeneration

Marta Radice

Landscape Architect

Marta is interested in the role of heritage conservation within sustainable development and how preservation fits in with environmental conservation efforts

Bart Sasso

Landscape Architect

After Graduating In Horticulture at the University of Milan, he has worked in Spain, US and Japan before joining Ares in 2019 after completing his MA at the University of Sheffield

Danielle Furniss

Landscape Designer

Dani is an interior designer by training but has always had a particular interest in the relationship between inside and outside space. She is also a visiting tutor at Sheffield Hallam University

Megan Dafis-Sagarmendi

Landscape Architect

Megan joined our Cheltenham office having completed her Masters at the University of Gloucestershire. She has an interest in climate change mitigation through sustainable design

George Witten

Landscape Assistant

George has a strong horticultural background having trained at Writtle University College, and is based in our London office

Sahil Vikas Unkule

Landscape Architect

A graduate from Manchester Metropolitan University with a keen interest in Landscape Architecture. Sahil is aiming to apply his skills and knowledge to develop sustainable landscapes. Based in our Sheffield office

Phoebe Hood

Landscape Designer

A talented designer working across a range of sectors in design, project management and delivery

Colin Wealleans

Landscape Architect

Colin is interested in the role of landscape architecture as a tool to mitigate climate change and extreme weather events in both the built and rural environments

Jessica Jones

Landscape Architect

Jessica has recently joined our Cheltenham office, having completed her postgraduate studies at the University of Gloucester

Katherine Pears

Landscape Architect

A talented Landscape Architect that joined our Sheffield Office in Autum 2021, Katherine has a strong background in Education

Iro Pagoni

Landscape Architect

Iro joined our Sheffield office as a Landscape Architect in November 2021 following completion of her post graduate studies

Max Murrell

Landscape Architect

With an MA in Landscape Architecture from The University of Sheffield, Max is interested in naturalistic planting design and rewilding.

Maxime Tudo

Landscape Architect

Based in our London office, Maxime has previously lived in several international cities. Fittingly, he is interested in nature’s role within the conversation between cultural heritage and design creativity.