Lisa chose Landscape Architecture after a varied creative career as an artist, lecturer, writer and project manager. Having studied fine art at the Slade School of Art, London, her resultant career saw her partaking in exhibitions both in the UK and abroad, and in 2008 she was shortlisted for the MaxMara Art prize in association with the Whitechapel Art Gallery. Returning to education to study at UEL, Lisa graduated from the MA Professional Landscape Architecture course in 2020, gaining a distinction and winning
the Student Major Project Prize. Inspired by the detailing of Scarpa, the play of light of Hammershoi and early modernist sculpture, her combination of visual awareness and project direction brings a sensitive and creative but practically grounded approach to her work.
Before joining JTLGD she worked at Vogt, London, assisting on commercial and residential projects in London and abroad, and at the UEL Sustainability Research
Institute – supporting their NHS funded Healthy New Towns project. Her growing interest in the relationship between landscape design and health, and belief that space for reflection and quiet contemplation should be an important facet in landscape design was refined through her MA thesis on landscape and grief using the Bloedel Reserve, Washington State US as a case study – funded by the LI Student Travel award and a creative residency at the reserve. The project was subsequently nominated for an LI Student Thesis award.
Having taught drawing for many years, Lisa still enjoys drawing of all types as well as writing and photography. She also enjoys hiking, jogging or simply walking in the sunshine.