Cristina Refolo

Cristina is a Chartered Landscape Architect with a background in socio-econiomic sciences and over 18 years professional experience. Previously working for British Waterways (Canal & River Trust) and Macfarlane Wilder where she was project leader and designer on over 40 schemes before establishing R-LA to focus on delivering sustainability in landscape design.

Whilst at Macfarlane Wilder, Cristina worked on a variety of urban developments and masterplan design projects, including the successful Rowan Park in south London by Crest Nicholson, where SuDS systems, rainwater harvesting, biodiversity, play and civic space form a model of social cohesion for sustainable living.  In 2012 Cristina was awarded the Landscape Institute Award for the Coworth Park Hotel, Dorchester Collection.

Now working with frog environmental as a strategic partner. Cristina has collaborated on a number of water garden projects that mimic and enhance the beneficial effects of natural wetlands, creating practical yet beautiful landscape features. Projects have included creating an urban waterway pocket garden project at King’s Cross as well as winning the art, cities and landscape competition with a fully accessible BioHaven floating wetland installed in the Hortillonnages Amiens.