Bill has worked with the practice since 2009 offering both Architectural support and as Consultant CDM Advisor since 2009. Most recently Bill worked on our scheme at Holland House Terrace in West London. Before starting his own practice, Bill was Director at Allen Tod Architecture Ltd. in Leeds.
Duncan joined XQLA in early 2020 after 14 years working on major public realm schemes for Sheffield City Council, including the multi-award-winning ‘Grey to Green Phase 1’ and soon to be completed Phase 2 urban SuDS schemes. Duncan is highly experienced in working in multidisciplinary teams on high-quality prestigious city centre regeneration schemes, transforming undesirable traffic dominated streets into attractive multi-functional spaces through city greening, integrated cycle provisions and innovative SuDS design. With a ‘hands-on’ approach Duncan enjoys combining a practical approach with sustainability and climate resilience to his schemes.01484 841000
Owen joined XQLA in 2019 and has since used his vast amount of experience, working at a range of different scales and values across the UK, to deliver high-quality projects on behalf of the practice. Owen is passionate about mental health and the built environment and utilises his expertise in the subject to deliver projects that have a positive impact on wellbeing. As part of his role at XQLA Owen has also over seen much research including studying how we can alleviate urban flooding and the carbon impact of landscape developments.01484 841000
Landscape Architect Consultant
As an Artist and Chartered Landscape Architect, Catherine’s creative vision has brought a unique flavour to numerous exemplar schemes for the practice in recent years, including the award winning Selwyn Close, Burgage Square and Bury Mount. Working with the practice since 2005, her interests lie in art-based approaches to landscape design. She makes and exhibits her own artwork; see her website here for further information, and is also a regular visiting tutor at the University of Sheffield’s Landscape Department.
Joining XQLA in 2022, Sneha holds a bachelor's degree in architecture from KRVIA (Mumbai University) and a master's degree in Urban Design from the University of Sheffield. Urban morphologies, spatial negotiations revolving around water-landscapes, the public realm and cultural influences are some of Sneha's keen inclinations in this field. Sneha worked on architectural and urban design projects for three years in India. During this time, she also explored her interests in publications, critical writing and teaching. While at the University of Sheffield, Sneha led STEM and art/architecture after-school clubs at infant and primary schools across Sheffield, volunteered with CreativeMornings Sheffield and was part of the curatorial team of the university's Feminist Library.0148484100
Kieron Joined XQLA in 2022 after leading on numerous prominent public realm, play and attraction landscape schemes over a 7-year spell with Leeds City Council. Kieron was already actively involved in live design and construction prior to graduating from his undergraduate qualification and has used this experience to underpin his creative designs. Kieron is passionate about reconnecting people with nature, especially connecting children to playable naturalistic landscapes and the impact that has on their learning and development Kieron champions the implementation of playable landscapes in our public realm projects across our towns and Cities. Kieron has recently completed his APM project management PMQ qualification0148484100
Since completing a degree in Landscape Architecture in 2012, Silvie has gained valuable experience working for a start-up social enterprise. Utilising strong communication and interpersonal skills to build relationships and collaborate with residents and stakeholders to reshape spaces across the borough of Oldham. Silvie has brought these skills to her role within the practice, recently chairing events to shape public realm improvements to schemes across the Calderdale District.01484 841000
Helen plays the vital role of Practice Administrator. Her responsibilities include managing financial and office systems and assisting with the preparation of tenders.01484 841000
Landscape Architect & Director
An award winning landscape architect Xanthe leads the independent design studio along side business strategy and management of the team. She has over 20 years experience working within the landscape profession across the UK, sector areas and client groups. Her capability has evolved through involvement on a broad range of challenging schemes, commonly with public realm at its centre. With strong analytical and communication skills alongside technical rigour and design flair Xanthe's involvement on projects invariably achieves a compelling design response which is end user focused. She relishes stakeholder engagement on projects in the interest of supporting successful outcomes for clients and raising awareness of the power of good landscape design to transform the quality of people's everyday lives.01484 841000