Cristina is a Chartered Member of the Landscape Institute with over 20 years’ experience in professional practice. After gaining considerable know-how over the years in a variety of sectors, including urban regeneration projects integrating SuDS systems, education design, residential developments and aquatic systems, she founded Refolo Landscape Architects in 2013.Cristina is currently a surface stormwater management and biodiversity Expert within the High Streets Task Force, a panel commissioned by the government to devise a roadmap for transformation of our town centres. She has been a member of various design review panels and is a regular judge for the Landscape Institute Awards and London in Bloom Awards, as well as a Building with Nature (BwN) green infrastructure approved assessor.
BA(hons) DipLA CMLI
Koral is a Chartered Member of the Landscape Institute with over 15 years experience. He has led the design and implementation of high profile projects in hospitality, large scale single and multi-occupancy residential developments, public realm and private schemes. He has expertise with projects set within heritage and listed buildings, AONB, Green Belt, and Para 79 homes, amongst other designations. Koral has extensive experience in construction from his early years as a stone mason. He currently leads the technical design at R-LA. He is passionate about the wellbeing of our communities, fostering a democratic and cohesive society through design.
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.
Cenv BSc (Hons)
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.