Farrer Huxley Associates

Joh Bates


Joh Bates



Joh’s sympathetic, hands-on approach is guided by a desire to create considered, long-lasting and beautiful places for people.

Her horticultural background has been developed through more than 10 years of dedicated practice in the field, both as a trained gardener and landscape architect. She has a particular interest in the natural habits of trees and plants and encourages a more perceptive response to managing them. With this strong focus on creating a more sustainable relationship with nature, Joh promotes the importance of landscape solutions that are ecologically sensitive and practicable.
At FHA Joh oversees operations and staff development, delivering support and clear direction for staff and projects alike. Her pragmatism is instrumental in the generation of realistic project proposals, which allow schemes to endure and flourish. She advocates creativity and active discussion in the development of progressive solutions, which put people first. 
One of Joh’s current projects is leading the landscape and ‘meanwhile’ component of a major London regeneration. It is a large-scale and complex scheme with multiple Stakeholders and Joh’s authentic leadership - brought about through an equal measure of empathy and common sense - has allowed her to build confidence and trust throughout the project journey. This has engendered a truly collaborative process; pivotal to meeting the aspirations of all Stakeholders, putting residents at the heart of the design process and delivering quality and longevity.

Joh loves to walk (fast!), read and eat good food with friends. She is also interested in nature, art (of others) and dance. She is a Trustee of and contributor to Hospital Rooms, a charity that promotes the use of captivating and compliant environments and artworks for mental health units.


Ongoing | Currently working towards CMLI

2010-2011 | MA Landscape Architecture, University of Greenwich
(Pass with distinction)

2008-2010 | BA (Hons) Landscape Design, University of Greenwich


Key projects:

Winstanley and York Road Estate Regeneration, London
Meanwhile and Community Engagement, RIBA Stage 2

Landmark Pinnacle, London
Residential, RIBA Stages 2-6

Ashbridge Street, London
Residential Regeneration, RIBA Stages 1-3

Hammerson House, London
Residential Care (Conservation Area), RIBA Stages 2-6