Rosa has a degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Sheffield. The BSc (Hons) gave a specialist training in ecology, focusing on designing for nature, looking at green infrastructure, ecological masterplanning, as well as habitat creation and restoration. She now wishes to apply her interest in these areas and the skills she has built during her degree towards the emerging frontiers and challenges of landscape architecture. She hopes to go back to Sheffield for a year to complete her masters in Landscape Architecture in September 2017.
Since joining terra firma Rosa has assisted with the design and production information on numerous projects including a number of housing projects for large and small developers in rural and urban contexts, several of which have included contributing to Landscape Visual Impact Assessments prior to design stages.
She has helped produced landscape strategies and masterplans (including a major city square in Brighton and innovative visitor attraction in the South Downs) as well as detailed planting designs and hard and soft construction drawings for a wide range of schemes including retirement homes, schools, industrial plots and residential developments, working alongside architects, engineers and arborculturists.
As part of her CPD she has produced a research document on rural path surfacing looking at the benefits and constraints of different materials and their use in different landscape situations, feeding in to the teams monthly design reviews. She has also attended a number of local school’s Careers Fairs promoting landscape architecture as a profession and broadening awareness of what landscape architects do.