Mike Hawes, CMLI Director
Graduating from Leeds Metropolitan University in 1997, Michael has been working as a Landscape Architect for over 25 years. He has left a global imprint on numerous remarkable projects. His career spans diverse collaborations with influential clients and colleagues who have significantly shaped his work and Mei Loci. Michael specializes in the town centre and urban regeneration, showcasing his expertise in strategic planning and detailed public realm design. His understanding of project economics contributes to shaping spaces for positive change while retaining local character. Beyond work, Michael’s passion for the outdoors and smallholding is matched only by his love for rugby, which he occasionally still plays.
Favourite Plant/Tree: So many that he loves. Cercis canadensis (Eastern Redbud) is a current favourite, having seen some lovely specimens recently – really stunning colour and structure.