After a career in fashion, Harriet Bourne studied landscape architecture and worked in urban design and landscape architecture practices before setting up BBUK. Since the inception of the practice Harriet has run projects ranging in size from large scale urban design and landscape strategy and master planning projects through to detailed design and implementation of a range of schemes both in the United Kingdom and abroad.
Jenia has a distinction from Moscow Academic College and was awarded a first-class degree from BCUC in Spatial Design. She has worked for BBUK since 2003 running projects in UK and abroad from initial sketch ideas through to detail design and inspecting works on site.
Having previously worked in contracts and administration, Martyna Berek changed her career and studied landscape design, being awarded a first-class degree at BCUC in summer 2005. She worked part-time at BBUK for the last 2 years of her studies and was offered a full-time position in February 2005 and has worked for the practice on an off since then. Martyna is a talented designer with excellent plant knowledge.
After qualifying from University of Genoa Michele worked initially in his native Italy for two years. Following this he worked for a large practice in the Netherlands. Since joining BBUK Michele has been a key member of the team running a number of projects at various scales across the UK.
Andrew Batt joined BBUK in 2021, after gaining extensive experience as a Practice Manager at a number of notable Architectural practices including Jamie Fobert Architects, De Matos Ryan, Delvendahl Martin, Benedetti Architects and Stanton Williams. In his role as Practice Manager, Andrew oversees finance, business development and the day-to-day running of the practice. He is also responsible for BBUK’s communications, publicity and marketing.
Jai’s professional career began in Delhi as an architect where he worked on a number of housing and educational projects. After completing a Master’s in Landscape Architecture at the Edinburgh College of Art in 2014 Jai worked for seven years in the London office of The Landscape Partnership. Since Joining BBUK in 2021, Jai has worked on a variety of projects including a housing scheme in Guildford.
Humza studied architecture at Cambridge and completed his academic studies with an MA in architecture at Royal College of Art. Between the two he worked in Karachi for Arcop Associates one of Pakistan’s largest design led architectural firms. At the RCA Humza realised his interests primarily lay in landscape and he now brings his rich and varied experience to BBUK where he will work to shape the spaces between buildings.
Following a career spanning over 20 years as a Senior Health Advisor, Dilip gained a RHS Certificate and then a RHS Diploma in Horticulture in 2000 and 2002 respectively. Immediately on completion of his MA at The University of Greenwich, Dilip started working for BBUK where his extensive plant knowledge has meant he has very quickly become and invaluable member of the team. Dilip has an exceptional horticultural knowledge built up over many years of growing, observing and specifying planting schemes.
Annabelle joins us again after finishing her Masters in Landscape Architecture at the University of Edinburgh 2019. Annabelle has begun to gather experience in a broad range of areas and since starting she has worked on the design of a competition entry as well as illustrative drawings and preparing tender packages.
Abbie studied at Sheffield University completing her MA in 2019. During her year out she worked at James Blake Associates in Suffolk, working primarily on residential schemes. In her final year at Sheffield Abbie’s projects focussed on landscapes that can help unify communities. Since starting at BBUK Abbie has worked on detail design and planning packages for a variety of projects.
Following her MLA in Landscape Architecture in 2018 Yousr worked in private practice and in Wellington City Council in New Zealand as a graduate landscape architect for a year. In June 2019 she relocated to London to join BBUK where she has quickly settled to become a key member of the team producing beautiful illustrative drawings and assisting with technical packages for tender and construction issues for a variety of projects.
Guzin studied in Istanbul where she also worked as an Editor on a number of architectural and design publications before coming to London in 2018. She joined Refolo Landscape Architects, working on small and medium scale residential projects. After this she collaborated with the research team at Royal Holloway University of London on a short term empirical research project about landscape perception. She joined BBUK in 2021.
Qing studied Landscape Architecture in America at the Ohio State University before completing her masters at University College London in 2021. During her studies she worked as an intern at the Shaanxi institute of Urban/Rural planning and design in China. Since completing her masters, she has been working as a landscape architect for ecoLogicStudio, the innovative architectural and urban design practice that specialises in environmental design. Qing joined BBUK in the autumn of 2022.