Alessandro Merati

    Alessandro has 10 years’ experience as a design professional in the Middle East and Europe. As a Senior Landscape Architect at Cracknell, he plays a pivotal role in design for shaping the outdoor environment, enhancing communities, and contributing to sustainable and visually appealing landscapes. He is an experienced leader of design projects across many sectors and has a particular skill in encouraging the team to develop innovative landscape solutions. Alessandro approaches each project with a blend of creativity and practicality. His designs reflect a deep appreciation for the unique characteristics of each site, incorporating indigenous plants, sustainable materials, and innovative design concepts.
    In addition, he is a highly skilled landscape photographer and uses his talents to record engaging imagery of many of Cracknell’s projects.

    Jed Cracknell

    As an Associate Architect Designer at Cracknell Jed has worked on the design, production & BIM development of projects throughout Europe and the Middle East. His experience in both the disciplines of Architecture and Landscape promotes a holistic design approach where a strong collaboration between the disciplines is encouraged to ensure the best is achieved out of a project. Jed plays a key role in establishing quality and adherence to industry standards whilst managing design projects in BIM.

    Madhu Rose

    Madhu is an energetic and passionate Architect & Urban Designer with 15 years’ experience managing a variety of projects from highly complex, large-scale masterplans to neighbourhood parks. An excellent problem solver and multi-tasker she brings sensitivity and creativity to project design with a keen eye for cultural identity and placemaking. Madhu has the essential ability and diversity of skills to always see the bigger picture and skilfully steer the design team’s vision. A talented story-teller and graphical illustrator, she has influenced the way the teams present their work throughout the design stages, expressing a site’s culture, colour, diversity and history.

    Justine Dowsing

    Justine has 22 years’ experience in Landscape Architecture across the UK, Europe, MENA and India as a practicing landscape architect, bid coordinator, marketing specialist and graphic designer. She leads Cracknell’s marketing activities as well as contributing to business development, graphic communication and proposal writing. Maintaining and strengthening the practice’s links with the Landscape Institute she looks to build on Cracknell’s UK landscape design roots.

    Having a keen interest in cultural heritage, native ecology and the value of beauty in the public realm, Justine has a wealth of experience in designing for sensitive landscapes, contributing to UNESCO Nomination Dossiers and creating visual communication material for global World Heritage Sites. She actively engages in proliferating Cracknell’s knowledge gained from maintaining liveble landscapes in inhospitable climes to Europe, as the profession acts on its responsibility to reduce and mitigate the effects of climate change.

    Asha Mallya

    Asha has over 21 years’ experience in HR and Finance. Commencing her professional journey as a qualified accountant, she soon discovered her true passion lies in fostering collaboration among individuals and cultivating a positive working environment. Leveraging her financial expertise and HR management, with exceptional business acumen, she has built the HR function to effectively support Cracknell’s growth.

    Notably, Asha assumes the role of an efficacious team leader, bearing the responsibility of overseeing and managing HR functions with resounding success. Cultivating relationships and trust among her colleagues is important to Asha. Her unwavering belief revolves around creating a supportive working culture that thrives on diversity, inclusivity, collaboration, mutual respect, and recognising the significance of a harmonious work-life balance.

    Florante Casal

    Florante ‘Jay’ Casal, Jr. is an accomplished registered Architect with over 17 years’ experience in landscape design and project management in Asia, Australia, and Papua New Guinea.

    He is a member of the United Architects of the Philippines and is committed to building professional and high-quality design solutions that satisfy the needs of the clients. His passion is for creating well-planned spaces that inspire, uplift and connect people with nature.

    Bindu Thomas

    Bindu has over 16 years’ experience in landscape architecture and related disciplines. In her role as an Associate Commercial Engineer at Cracknell, she brings strong financial skills combined with good business knowledge and technical understanding of landscape architectural design, engineering, construction and QS disciplines to the bid management team.

    Under the direction of the senior management, Bindu is an effective team leader, coach and guide to the multi- disciplinary commercial team, She takes responsibility for the successful management of contracts as per required standards and meets business-development-led targets for multiple projects of varying levels of complexity, size and value.

    Jinkoo Park

    Jinkoo is a landscape architect with 12 years’ experience working across the UAE, the UK and Asia. As an Associate Landscape Architect at Cracknell, he has a
    coordinating role between the multidisciplinary teams, leading projects to delivery.

    He is well-versed in strategical design approaches and three-dimensional design development with a focus on masterplanning and public realm projects.

    Jinkoo is passionate about design simplicity as well as a sculptural design direction to bring a sensory experience to the end user

    Harista Wardanu

    Harista has 17 years’ experience as a design professional in the Middle East and Asia. As an Associate Landscape Architect, he brings a dynamic design flair and wealth of creative expertise and leadership to the team.

    He has been involved in the design, project management, and delivery of multiple major private and public realm landscape designs including residential, luxury hospitality, and mixed-use & commercial developments.

    Daniel Corteza

    Daniel Corteza is a registered Architect and has been practicing Landscape Architecture for more than 24 years. He has extensive experience in hotel & resort planning, retail & residential landscape design, streetscape, and urban landscape design.

    He has been involved in the design of numerous completed landscape projects in Hong Kong, Southeast Asia, and China. He also has technical knowledge and experience in detail design and construction.

    Daniel is passionate about delivering the project’s vision through creative and innovative solutions from inception until completion.