Vanessa is a Landscape Architect who studied Architecture at the University of Florence. During her studies she developed a keen interest in the relationship between the ‘built’ environment and the ‘natural’ environment, and shifted her main field to landscape architecture and urban design. She taught Landscape Architecture in Urban Areas at the University of Florence, with her student selected for Barcelona Landscape Architecture Biennale 2014. She was also editor of a small independent magazine investigating architecture, cities, urban culture and landscape themes. This helped refine her inherent taste for image and her eye for graphic design.
Vanessa has international experience as a Landscape Architect, contributing to several projects at different scales, mainly in the concept design phases. Her expertise ranges from large scale masterplan projects and landscape projects, to smaller scale urban realm, parks and streetscape design schemes. Her growing portfolio of projects for Urban Movement includes a variety of challenging commissions across London: the design of a major new public space that will replace the Old Street Roundabout; the detailed design of the highly complex urban realm around the new Crossrail Station at Abbey Wood; concept design related to a pedestrian/cycle bridge over the North Circular Road at Neasden; junction design on Wembley High Road; urban realm design support for the Crossrail Station at Hanwell; and the concept design of several pocket parks.