Brief introduction, name, job title, location.
Gemma Tedaldi, I am a Graduate Landscape Architect in our Bristol Office and joined Liz Lake Associates in October 2017.
When you were at school what did you want to be and why?
I knew I wanted to be designing for a living but never really knew in what way. I have always been interested in exploring landscapes however so I guess it was built into me!
How did you get to be where you are today?
I initially went down the building design route and studied Architectural Technology & Design at UWE. Upon graduating I joined an architects practice as an Architectural Technologist, but deep down I knew I wanted to be more involved with the landscape side of the projects. So after 4 years in the industry I went back to university to study for my masters in Landscape Architecture. Now I am here!
What aspects of your job do you enjoy the most, and why?
The most enjoyable part of my job is that no two projects are alike, so each project allows for varied skills to be used. This means each day at the office is never the same!
What is your proudest achievement?
My proudest achievement was seeing the first project I had ever worked finally completed with residents moving in. That feeling of walking into your project, that was a series of drawings on paper, but is now real and built, is just unforgettable.
What is the best advice you’ve been given in life?
If you try your hardest and fail, at least you’ve tried your hardest.
What is your next adventure / goal?
My next goal is to become a charted landscape architect. My next adventure is campervanning around Europe!