Senior Landscape Architect
Xoan has been working with trees and plants for almost 20 years; as a professional gardener, a Forest Engineer and as a Landscape Architect.
He has experience in working at practices in London, Madrid and Berlin, both as team leader and as part of multidisciplinary teams. Xoan’s strength in planting and design has also helped him win numerous competitions, as well as the 2011 Swiss national award for best park.
At FHA, Xoan’s breadth of plant knowledge can be seen in both his conceptual work and his more detailed planting strategies. For example, Dover Court in Islington where planting was used to bring coherence across 3Ha of fragmented public space, as well as give the site a strong and unique identity. In other projects, Xoan has married his planting expertise with an interest in community development and has directed a number of non-profit regeneration projects across London.
Speaking 5 languages, Xoan enjoys travelling and has lived and worked in several countries. He also enjoys cooking for friends, going to the cinema, and expressionist painting (but he hates sculpture).
1998–2002 | Bsc (Hons), Forest Engineering, University of Vigo (Spain)
2002-2005 | MA, Landscape Architecture, University of Greenwich
Ongoing | Bsc, Development and Social Sciences, The Open University