Chris Hall

Chris joined our Altrincham studio in December 2014 after graduating from the University of Sheffield with a masters degree in Urban Planning and a masters degree with distinction in Urban Design.

His interests lie in master planning, in particular the integration of green infrastructures as a means to sustainably develop to meet housing demand. His background in planning aid his design work, and allow him to ground designs within their context.

At Planit, Chris has quickly found his feet in the Urban Design team, working predominantly on residential and mixed-use master planning projects.

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Naomi Burl

As Principal for Business Development Naomi has the challenge of directing our creative strengths to promote the practice and guide our original approach to business.

Naomi combines professional knowledge gained over 15 years as a Landscape Architect with an analytical approach and ability to communicate the extensive benefits and influences of our work. This select skill set enables her to provide perceptive assessment of how we can best utilise our resources to respond to ever-widening opportunities ahead.

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Victoria Ellenbogen

Since joining the Planit team in February 2013 Victoria has become a valued member. Her background in art and design brings a creative and dynamic approach to her work. On her gap year, Victoria gained experience in detailed design and construction information, working with both the public and private sector in the UK and overseas.

Victoria is involved with a wide range of projects including several schemes in the education sector and a number of large scale public realm projects such as Beswick, Archbishop Beck and Moneystone Quarry.

Victoria is currently working towards her chartership.

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Alexandra Chairetaki

Alexandra moved from Copenhagen to join our Urban Design team. She has an international background within the fields of Landscape Architecture and Urban Design. Whilst working in Copenhagen Alexandra was involved in multi-scale projects, from landscaping and public realm to masterplanning, in cities such as Copenhagen, Moscow, St. Louis, London and Cambridge. She has a special interest in human-oriented approaches that create active and livable spaces for people.

At Planit-IE, Alexandra has been involved in a variety of residential and mixed use masterplanning projects. She has become a valuable part of the team working on the World Heritage site of Albert Dock, Liverpool, to enhance and activate the public realm.

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Amelia Tollitt

Amelia joined Planit-IE in summer 2013 after completing her Masters Degree at the University of Sheffield. She spent her year in practice at Grant Associates where she was involved in a wide range of projects from education and housing to high profile parks and public spaces in the UK and Southeast Asia. Within her work she encourages the use of graphics through from conceptual to detail design, and the integration of ecological processes and water systems into the built environment. She also has a keen interest in the theoretical research within the social aspects of landscape, particularly in human-environment relations and spatial languages. She has a particular interest in planting and strongly believes that well considered planting design defines a successful landscape scheme.  Amelia enjoys using different medias of handrawing and painting to capture texture in a landscape as well as photorealistic rendering.

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Andy Roberts

Andy is the partner responsible for Urban Design, with a particular expertise in large scale masterplanning of residential led, mixed use projects within sensitive locations. Andy specialises in developing spatial masterplans from a deeper understanding of the site constraints, landscape and townscape character.

Andy has experience of developing design guidance within the historic market town of Beverley, and a heritage location within Liverpool Waters. Andy has also been involved in the leading Strategic Regeneration Frameworks in Stoke, North Kirklees, Nottingham and Liverpool. He has a detailed knowledge of large scale master planning and tends to lead the front end of Planit’s urban design process overseeing the development of concepts to RIBA stage C and then liaising with the delivery teams to ensure that the overall framework of design principles are ultimately realised through detailed design and construction. Andy leads Planit’s inputs into community engagement, design workshops and inquiry by design exercises, resulting in a number of successful neighbourhood masterplanning exercises, typically involving a large number of stakeholders such as council members, English Heritage, The Design Council, and the HCA.

More recently, Andy has produced the Building Characterisation Study for Liverpool Waters, the largest brownfield regeneration proposal in the North West, in consultation with the Design Council and officers of the City Council, resulting in a resolution to grant planning permission.

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Ben Phillips

Ben started working at Planit in early 2014 and has taken up the challenge of re-designing the company website and to boost its SEO and social media presence. Alongside this he works within the various project teams to create visually pleasing documents and media to compliment and enhance the development of the projects.

Before Planit Ben was based in London where he worked within a studio as the primary graphic designer and freelanced for a variety of upstanding clients. He relocated back to Manchester, where he attended university, with the vision to further his career and to pursue his main hobby and passion of whitewater kayaking.

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Camille Galland

Camille has joined Planit-IE’s Altrincham team in the summer of 2014 as part of her pathway towards achieving a Master of Science landscape architecture at Edinburgh University. After moving around different cities in Europe Camille has become fascinated by how inconspicuously, a built environment can dictate social interactions and their psychological impact.

Throughout her studies she has always aimed to create sustainable landscapes within her designs by encouraging the co-evolution of human and ecological systems.  Camille enjoys experimenting with different kinds of graphical representation and tests how, even in the context of landscape architecture; they can still be emotive and communicate hope.

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