RMA welcomes Lucy Jenkins as new Associate
RMA has recently bolstered the practice by appointing Lucy Jenkins as Associate, working from the Cambridge studio. Lucy knew what she was taking on (at least in part!), as she and Robert worked together some years ago at Elizabeth Banks Associates.
Lucy joined RMA in April from Levitt Bernstein’s Landscape Studio, where she was Senior Landscape Architect, working on prominent residential, master-planning and urban parks projects – Fortune Street Park and Bemerton Estate, both for London Borough of Islington, and South Thamesmead for Peabody – transforming the estate with extensive new planting of trees, rain gardens and community gardens. She had previously led her own practice, Forum, bringing an environmental approach to designing public open spaces.
Lucy is passionate about projects which connect people with the qualities of their surroundings, and believes that landscape architecture plays a key role in nurturing peoples’ well-being through a connection to nature and the joy of being outdoors.
She brings considerable experience in seeing projects through all stages, from feasibility to design development and construction, and has particular expertise in natural systems, habitat creation and planting design, with some highly innovative natural play, health and schools projects. Most recently these included Highgate Primary School and Blanche Nevile School for Deaf Children – where she worked with the school communities to transform their playgrounds with natural play and planting inspired by ancient woodlands; and The Anna Freud Centre, working with Penoyre & Prasad to design a series of urban roof terraces for the charity’s new central London complex.
Lucy has hit the ground running since joining the practice, bringing her expertise to RMA projects including the landscape strategy for The Backs in Cambridge, and SuDS designs along the CS3 Cycle Superhighway in Tower Hamlets.