Hafez Orabie

    Hafez is a Senior Landscape Architect with over five years’ diverse experience across various projects spanning the MENA region, particularly KSA. Known for his creativity, ambition, and dynamic approach, Hafez’s journey as a Senior Landscape Architect is enriched by his foundation as an architect, bringing a unique blend of creativity, precision, and holistic understanding to his work. His experience in landscape architecture has been marked by collaboration on prestigious mega projects throughout the MENA region, where he’s contributed to shaping iconic spaces that resonate with cultural significance and architectural excellence.  Hafez continuously looks to incorporate the latest sustainability practices within his projects and to help drive sustainability initiatives within the Cracknell team. 

    Draginja Nikolic

    Draginja is a Senior Landscape Architect with 13 years’ experience across the MENA region, Asia and Europe. A key design team member, she has wide-ranging experience covering many sectors and scales. With a passion for sites with heritage significance, she is an advocate for minimal design intervention to allow users to take centre-stage and tell the story. Taking cues from how people organically use an exterior space, she looks to embody culture and local vernacular in all her projects.

    Leynard Vista

    Leynard is a Senior Landscape Architect with 18 years’ experience in the landscape industry across the Middle East, the United States and Asia. He plays an important role in the design and construction phases and is deeply committed to prioritising human experience and sustainability within his landscape design work. His knowledge of building processes and attention to detail are key to delivering project excellence while maintaining the integrity of the concept design.

    Swati Vacchani

    Swati has 10 years’ experience in landscape architecture in the Middle East and India. She is passionate about creating functional, sustainable and aesthetically pleasing outdoor spaces. Her architectural background helps her to seamlessly integrate landscape design with existing structures/architecture, ensuring a holistic and cohesive design approach.
    Managing complex projects from concept to completion, she understands the importance of balancing design principles, environmental considerations, and client requirements to deliver outstanding results. As part of the design team, she manages day to day co-ordination between multidisciplinary internal and external teams and stakeholders to deliver each project successfully.

    Garry Vic Samiley

    Garry is a Senior Landscape Architect with 18 years’ experience, marked by a rich tapestry of residential, commercial, and institutional landscape projects. With a deep-rooted passion for crafting harmonious outdoor environments, he has contributed to shaping the landscapes of South East Asia and the Middle East. He has a nuanced understanding of the cultural and environmental contexts that shape these regions, and this global perspective has enabled him to infuse a rich and innovative blend of local traditions and contemporary design trends, resulting in landscapes that resonate deeply with the people who inhabit them.

    Shobhana Parameswaran

    Shobhana is a Senior Landscape Architect at Cracknell with more than 8 years’ experience as an Architect with a background in Landscape Urbanism. At Cracknell, she has played a crucial role in leading diverse landscape and urban design projects. Her technical expertise and adaptability with various design software makes her a key member of the London team. Her proficiency in both BIM and 3D modelling environments has enabled her to deliver transformative and resilient designs across the Middle East, Europe, and Asia.
    With a passion for creating inclusive spaces, Shobhana ensures that every project she undertakes looks to foster a sense of community and accessibility. Her eye for detail and strong commitment to sustainability means that Shobhana continuously strives to shape environments that positively impact people’s lives, bringing her innovative ideas to life.

    Dexter Nuval

    Dexter is a versatile Senior Landscape Architect with over 17 years’ experience in Architecture, Interior Design, and Landscape Design. He has worked on numerous landscape projects throughout Southeast Asia, Hong Kong, and China. He is deeply committed to designing spaces that embody the principles of inclusivity, diversity, creativity, and sustainability whilst maintaining efficient functionality. Seeking out new environmentally-harmonious solutions, he looks to design landscapes that make a long-term positive impact on both people and the natural world.

    Neil Munsornplang

    Neil is a Senior Landscape Architect with 20 years’ experience in delivering outstanding design solutions across a wide spectrum of projects, ranging from public parks and residential spaces to high-end hospitality environments. He is recognised for an exceptional ability to seamlessly integrate natural beauty, sustainability, and functionality into every project. Adept at collaborating with various stakeholders, particularly within the hospitality sector, he creates captivating outdoor spaces that enhance guest experiences and elevate the overall ambiance of hotels, resorts, and mixed-use developments.

    Matthew Lucio

    Matthew is a Senior Landscape Architect with 18 years’ experience in Asia and internationally. His background in architecture and construction spurred his passion for design and planning which opened opportunities to work in the field of landscape architecture. Revelling in the opportunity to reshape communities and catalyse positive lifestyle impact through well designed spaces, he continues to hone his creativity as he contributes to the design of diverse and sustainable liveable cities.

    Arnel Lemsic

    Arnel is an Architect with over 27 years’ experience on large scale and complex projects, mostly in China. He has a great passion for the fields of Architecture, Landscape and Urban Planning, believing in life-long learning in an environment that is constantly changing. A reliable team leader, Arnel is open-minded and respects the voices of others which contributes greatly to his ability to overcome design challenges with creativity and confidence