Cristina is a Chartered Landscape Architect with a background in socio-economic sciences and over 18 years’ experience in professional practice. After gaining considerable know-how over the years in a variety of sectors, including urban regeneration projects integrating of SUDS system, education design, residential developments and aquatic systems, she founded Refolo Landscape Architects in 2013. In 2012 Cristina was awarded the Landscape Institute Award for the Coworth Park Hotel, Dorchester Collection. Cristina is currently a member of the London Borough of Islington Design Review Panel.
Leela is a Chartered Ecologist and Environmental Manager with over 17 years’ experience She has extensive knowledge in managing SSSI, SPA, SAC and other designated sites and plays an important role in achieving excellent environmental credentials for the practice. She is a CEEQUAL assessor ensuring sustainability targets for landscape and public realm projects.
Richard is a Chartered Water & Environment Manager, working across both urban and rural landscapes. As a CEEQUAL assessor he works with clients to improve the sustainability of projects through their design, construction and long term operation. He develops strategic partnerships with environmentally responsible organisations and NGOs for project collaboration to improve ecology and deliver social benefit.
Leela and Richard are also founding partners of frog environmental, a practice affiliated to R-LA that specialises in river restoration.