Rob Michel

BA (Human Geography), MSc (Urban Design)

Chartered Landscape Architect

Rob joined HTA in July 2017 in the Edinburgh office. He moved back to his London roots in October 2018. He gained Chartership status from the Landscape Institute in December 2021 and continues to be a member of the Urban Design Group.

Rob has a good eye for detail. He has worked on projects from pre-planning through to construction and believes this broad knowledge improves his design work at each work stage. Rob enjoys working collaboratively both within and outside of HTA. He is constantly aiming to improve his knowledge of sustainability and has taken a particular interest in biophilic design.

In his current role Rob is working on Dagenham Green, London. Dagenham Green is a complex, multi-phase masterplanning project. Introducing a wide range of housing on the site of the Ford Stamping plant with extensive landscape and public realm. Rob contributed as part of the landscape team to submit a full planning application, specialising in the podium garden designs, and aiding in the general landscape design. He is currently developing the designs as part of the Stage 3 package. All work within Dagenham Green has been delivered through the BiM program Revit.

Rob has previously worked on the multi-award-winning Cator Park as part of Kidbrooke Village, Greenwich. In addition to Stage 4 of Phase 3, Plot D within Kidbrooke Village. This project encompassed a 3,000 sqm communal podium garden, of which 70% of the space was planted, play space to support the nursery at the base of one of the 5 towers and associate streetscape design.

Rob was also one of the key team members on the recently completed 18,000 sqm award winning Claremont Park. The key green public space in the Brent Cross regeneration being undertaken by Argent Related. Claremont Park encompasses a large multi-age play space, sustainable drainage pond, rolling lawns, native wildflower swathes and over 300 trees. Rob worked closely with the Contractor on site, suppliers, and design specialists as well as undertaking design development, drawing production and NBS specification writing to deliver the park.

Rob has also spent time working on the Aylesbury Estate in Southwark, Ravensbury Estate in Merton, Dundee waterfront regeneration, East Calder Park in West Lothian, and various small-scale infill sites in Croydon.

He enjoys working with community groups, having designed a temporary park in a meanwhile space of the Gascoigne Estate with a local school. Along with a Peace Garden memorial, with a martial arts gym and support group in Woolwich, London. Rob is also one of a handful of trained First Aiders in the London studio and he sits on the Diversity and Inclusion Group.

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