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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 CMLI

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 CMLI

Director

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

Ben Handley CMLI

Director

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

Kate Shearer CMLI

Associate Director

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

Richard Stefanidis CMLI

Associate Director

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

Louis Ashford CMLI

Associate Director

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

James Gardner CMLI

Associate Director

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

Callum Whyte CMLI

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 CMLI

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 CMLI

Senior Landscape Architect

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

Adrian Scott CMLI

Associate

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 CMLI

Senior Landscape Architect

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

Halina Timms CMLI

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.

Murran Harvey

Senior 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 CMLI

Senior 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 CMLI

Senior 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

Megan Dafis-Sagarmendi

Landscape Architect

Megan is based in our Cheltenham office and has an interest in climate change mitigation through sustainable design

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

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 is interested in nature’s role within the conversation between cultural heritage and design creativity.

Kelly Zifei Xie

Landscape Architect

With a Joint Honours degree in Architecture and Landscape Design, Kelly is based in our Sheffield office.

Zanna Woodgate

Landscape Architect

Zanna joins us following a decade long career in Theatre Lighting. She has a drive to create sustainable urban spaces that enhance and protect communities

Evie Mellor

Landscape Architect

Coming from a Physical Geography background, Evie is part of the Sheffield team delivering some significant projects.

Theodore Juriansz

Landscape Architect

Teddy comes from a creative background with an MA in Landscape Architecture from UCL. He seeks to design considered landscapes which work to complement our natural environment.

Ethan Clifton-Jones

Landscape Assistant

Recently joined our Sheffield office to complete his year in industry

Nina Wadds

Landscape Assistant

Recently joined our Sheffield office to complete her year in industry

Andrada Rolea

Office Administrator

Based in our Sheffield office

Amy Twigg

Landscape Assistant

Interior Designer working towards her qualifications in Landscape Design, based in our Sheffield Studio

Yibo Wang

Landscape Architect

Based in our Sheffield office

Clem Whalley

Landscape Architect

Based in our Cheltenham Studio