Farrer Huxley Associates

Joh Bates


Joh Bates



Joh is passionate about people and plants; and her sympathetic, hands-on approach is guided by a desire to create considered, timeless and beautiful spaces for people.

Joh’s role within FHA reflects this focus, and she encourages appropriate plant selection and the planting of long-lasting landscapes. She has worked on a number of projects at FHA within conservation/ sensitive areas; including the design of a residential care home set amongst many existing mature trees where Joh built a compelling case for future tree management to ensure succession, continuity, and appropriate tree selection. She has also overseen the planting scheme at Fish Island that proposes a mix of native street planting, in a sustainable and durable manner to tolerate the urban conditions.

Joh’s strong horticultural experience, and passion for trees and plants, has been developed through nearly 10-years of dedicated practice in the field – both as a trained gardener and Landscape Architect. Joh shares this passion by teaching in schools and colleges and promoting of the importance of tree planting and landscape within architectural practices.

Joh loves to walk (fast!), read and eat good food with friends. She’s also interested in nature, art (of others) and dance.

2008-2010 | BA (Hons) Landscape Design, University of Greenwich
2010-2011   | M.A, Landscape Architecture, University of Greenwich (Pass with distinction)                


Key projects:

Landmark Pinnacle, London
Housing with internal gardens, RIBA Stages 3-5

Farnborough Hill, Hampshire
Extra Care Retirement Community   (Conservation area), RIBA Stage 2

Syon House, London
Housing (Conservation Area), RIBA Stage 2

Walworth Estate Enhancement, London
Residential, RIBA Stages 1-2

Hammerson House, London
Residential Care Home, RIBA Stages 2-6