The team is made up of experienced and talented designers of multi-disciplinary background including masterplanning, architecture and landscape design, as well as specialized consultants in 3D visualization and horticulture.
Individually and collectively, the key designers have completed a vast spectrum of projects including hospitality, mixed-use, commercial, residential and public realm of various scales in Asia, Europe and Middle East. The team is focused and efficient as all staffs are well known to each other from working together in previous design consultant office since 2008, and they continue to strive for a common objective to produce quality design with ingenuity and individuality in ONE.
Founder & Design Principal
Viraj is the founder and Design Principal of ONE Landscape – a boutique design studio that specializes in high-end contemporary landscape architecture, urban design, public art and environmental planning in China, Southeast Asia, India and Middle East with head office in Hong Kong. Prior to establishing his own award winning design firm, Viraj was the Design Principal and global head of STRATA, RMJM’s landscape design group with offices in Hong Kong, Abu Dhabi and London.
ONE’s design philosophy of ‘land-culture’ – a word coined by Viraj, is to draw inspirations from the culture and texture of the origin of site and develop into one ‘big idea’ that transpires into physical spaces and tangible design elements experienced by visitors and users. This ‘big idea’ becomes the source of series of further ideas that brings unique identity to the project.
Viraj read architecture and then fascinated by the interface between buildings and their surroundings read landscape architecture. These two outlooks on the built environment give him the ability to work as a holistic designer on a multi-disciplined team and offer a new dimension to design thinking and execution.
Viraj is keen to promote young design talent and sponsored Abandon Chair project in Hong Kong Shenzhen Biannual 2009/2010. He is also linked with Hong Kong University as an adjunct professor of Landscape Architecture. Prior to moving to Hong Kong Viraj was part time Design Studio Tutor at the Edinburgh College of Art, UK. He is a Chartered Member of Landscape Institute, UK and an International Associate of American Institute of Architects.
Emma has extensive management and design experience in landscape, masterplanning and urban design projects in China and Hong Kong. With over 12 years of experience, she has completed masterplanning and landscape built works of different scale and disciplines for Clients in both private and public sector. With a strong focus in project management, she manages the team and design process to ensure quality of work from project inception to implementation.
Hijiri is a landscape designer and environmental planner with over 15 years of professional experience in USA, Japan, China, India and Hong Kong. His involvement in various types of projects ranges from Public realm, institutional to high-end commercial as well as hospitality development. His international experience and knowledge on urban ecology have been contributing to his professional involvement both culturally and environmentally in all aspects of projects from concept to construction stage.
Prior to joining ONE landscape, Hijiri was leading landscape team of Asia office of a renowned U.S. architectural firm with projects covering from the Middle East, Southeast Asia, to China.
Mekhla Kraisittisirikul (Mek)
Mekhla holds Bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture .
Prior to joining One Landscape in 2016, she gained working experience in Thailand where she has gathered an integrated understanding of all stages; initial design concept, design development, and construction drawing document. She has a solid background with various scales of landscape design and master planning.
Mekhla believes that a good design is not only about aesthetics but also the right solution to deal with relationships between the built, natural environment, and people.
Senior Landscape Designer
Pratik Nimbarte is a landscape architect and has been with ONE landscape team since 2014. He excels in visual graphics, landscape detail drawings and environmental planning.
His command and workmanship over various mediums help him put his ideas on paper which subsequently become important aspects of further design and planning process.
Prior to joining ONE team he had been closely working with renowned Landscape Architect Prof. Mohammad Shaheer in Delhi well known for his ecological planning and restoration projects.
He enthusiastically participated in several competitions related to landscape and urban design and won a number of prestigious awards.
Poonyakorn Rukcharoen (Poon)
Senior Landscape Designer
Poon has participated in all stages of landscape projects from conceptual design stage to construction drawing stage. With 6 years experience, she handled landscape projects of all ranges – small to large scale planning.
She has supported and assisted design team on a wide range of projects including hospitality, commercial, residential and parks.
Laura is passionate about art, architecture, and landscape architecture. She believes that harmonious integration of these fields can be so powerful in shaping cities and people’s lives; it could bring a whole new experience and excitement as people engage with the space.
Over the past 10 years of architectural education and practices, Laura has experiences designing various project scales and types, from small design elements to large master planning. She has ongoing interest in material exploration – fabrication techniques and strong attention to details.