About

We are a network of landscape architecture studios dedicated to the research and practice of thriving outdoor spaces. We offer a range of services tailored to the specific needs of each project.

Who We Are

For over 30 years, LJ-Group has been dedicated to designing modern landscapes for a variety of clients from all over the world. From the first office in Rio de Janeiro, the network has now expanded to well-established branches in Brazil, Vietnam and Portugal.

Our landscape solutions are diverse in scale and type, but always integrate users’ needs with the surrounding facilities and natural environment.

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How We Work

LJ-Group combines extensive knowledge of nature and landscapes with contemporary ideas about people and culture. We always consider the human dimensions in a space, be they cultural, historical, or physical. Natural shapes, materials, and designs are thereby a continuous source of inspiration.

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Design Strategy

We offer our clients a combination of thorough research, creative thinking and tight project management in every step of the process: from conceptual design to construction planning and implementation.

Depending on the project, we select specialized team members and partners. Their varying backgrounds and skill sets offer fresh perspectives and solutions.

Meet Our Team

Our international, multidisciplinary team ranges from landscape architects to biologists, agronomic engineers and designers. All of them young, eager and creative people with a shared purpose: to challenge and expand the boundaries of landscape architecture.

Careers

Awards

  • 2019 Garden Festival Prize – France
    Prize for Design
  • Project selected on cover page of Landezine
    Cam Ranh International Airport
  • 2019 – 2020 Asia Pacific Property Awards
    Residential High-rise Development award
  • 2018 Orla Livre
    Second Prize
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Pedro Pedalino

CEO / Landscape Architect

Daniel Alonso

Managing Partner / Landscape Architect

Phuong Nguyen

Manager / Landscape Architect

Stella

Cat

Mariana Sardoeira

Associate Director

Nam Tran

Landscape Architect/ BIM Coordinator

Christophe Lorvo

Graphic Designer

Vi Nguyen

Associate / Senior Landscape Architect

Hung Vu

Associate / Business Developer

Kha Pham

Associate / Landscape Architect

Marta Marinho

Senior Landscape Architect

Joana Fernandes

BIM coordinator

Tra Tran

Senior Landscape Architect

Doan Tran

Intern

Phung Nguyen

Senior Landscape Architect

Potato

Woof Woof

Hien Vo

Landscape Architect

Phuong Thao Nguyen

Landscape Architect

Thao Nguyen

Landscape Architect

Thang Nguyen

Landscape Architect

Luan Ho

Landscape Architect

Thuy Linh Le

Landscape Architect

Linh Nguyen

Landscape Architect

Huong Le

Landscape Architect

Van Tran

Landscape Architect

Quang

Office Maintenance

Quyen

Office Maintenance

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André Krebs

Director / Landscape Architect

With over 38 years of experience in the field of landscape architecture, André Krebs began his career by interning with his master Roberto Burle Marxs, who also guided him to pursue his graduate studies in Spain. André founded Landscape Jardins in the city of Rio de Janeiro, in 1985, with his partner Cláudio Pedalino. In the company’s early years, he worked with the renowned Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer on the CIEP project in the state of Rio de Janeiro and also on the major urbanism and landscaping project on the Rio Orla – transforming the capital of Rio and its more than 38 km of waterfront. André has experience in several types of landscape architecture and remains working as a landscape architect, currently directing Studio Sul.

Ana Cândida Leal

Business Administrator

Victor Krebs

Landscape Architect

Tatiane Ballerini

Landscape Architect / Project Coordinator

Caroline Eifler

Landscape Architect

Pedro Rizzolo

Landscape Architect

Julia Terra

Landscape Architect

Miguel Klee

Landscape Architect

Leticia Cunha

Landscape Architect

João Pedro Wouters

Landscape Architect

Gabriele Devantier

Landscape Architect

Washington Müller

Agronomist Designer

Daniel Bertoldi

Landscape Architect

Pedro Pedalino

CEO / Landscape Architect

pedro@lj-g.com

Pedro Pedalino is a globally recognized design leader with a score of excellence in creating projects of environment and public impact.

Born in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), his relationship with landscape architecture started at a very early stage, learning through his father Claudio Pedalino, who is also a landscape architect. While getting his Master degree in Architecture, he worked with Paulo Mendes da Rocha (Pritzker Prize 2006). He also studied contemporary arts in the School of Visual Arts of Parque Lage, having won awards in all fields of design.

He arrived in Vietnam for the first time in 2012 with the vision to create a leading landscape design company. In November 2015, he officially founded LJ-Group, now a multi-award winning design studio network counting with more than 35 landscape architects, three offices and a worldwide range of projects from medium to large scale.

Pedro’s influence, design and thinking has been decisive to guide and forge the strategic direction and portfolio of LJ-Group.

Daniel Alonso

Managing Partner / Landscape Architect

daniel@lj-g.com

Daniel Alonso is the Managing Partner of LJ-Group. His activity within the company covers a wide range of responsibilities, from concept and project lead to coordination and strategic business planning. He is originally from Madrid (Spain), and is currently based in Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam).

With a Master in Architecture and a specialization in Landscape Architecture in E.T.S. Architecture of Madrid (Spain), his original design background ranges from architecture and landscape architecture projects to public art installations. His growing devotion to landscape architecture led him to fully concentrate in this field during the last ten years.

Today he is a consolidated business partner and a highly resourceful leader with professional experience in three different continents (Asia, Europe and South America). Along with his extensive working activity, he has participated in and more than 150 landscape projects, covering a big variety of programs, from mixed-use residential to large scale public spaces, institutional works and high-end hospitality projects.

Phuong Nguyen

Manager / Landscape Architect

phuong@lj-g.com

Phuong Nguyen has a Master’s degree in Sustainable Urban Development from Darmstadt’s University of Technology (TU Darmstadt) in Germany. She swiftly developed an interest in urban ecology during her studies and, in 2018, Phuong honed her knowledge on the subject by taking part in the Smart City, Village, and Region course launched by Gadjah Mada University in Indonesia. She also taught architecture at Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology (HUTECH) before joining LJ-Group, where she draws on her experience for the benefit of such projects as ecological parks, residences, or private gardens.

Stella

Cat

Mariana Sardoeira

Associate Director

mariana@lj-g.com

Mariana is the Associate Director of LJ-Group in Portugal. She graduated in Architecture from the University of Architecture and Arts of Porto in 2004. She fell in love with landscaping in 2012, living and working in Rio de Janeiro. There she had the opportunity to participate in a big variety of projects, from small houses to large luxury development projects, helping her to develop a deep knowledge in the landscaping field.

In 2018, already back in Portugal, she was invited by Pedro Pedalino to rejoin LJ-Group, succeeding in her role as a strategic member to develop the design brand in Portugal.

Nam Tran

Landscape Architect/ BIM Coordinator

Christophe Lorvo

Graphic Designer

Vi Nguyen

Associate / Senior Landscape Architect

Hung Vu

Associate / Business Developer

hung@lj-g.com

Hung has experience in project management and business development for over 50 projects of many scales, ranging from offices to upper-scale resorts.

With the goal to ensure that LJ provides the most suitable service, this knowledge enables him to receive the design brief, understand the project, to discuss and communicate with both the Client and the Design team

Kha Pham

Associate / Landscape Architect

Marta Marinho

Senior Landscape Architect

Joana Fernandes

BIM coordinator

Tra Tran

Senior Landscape Architect

Doan Tran

Intern

Phung Nguyen

Senior Landscape Architect

Potato

Woof Woof

Hien Vo

Landscape Architect

Phuong Thao Nguyen

Landscape Architect

Thao Nguyen

Landscape Architect

Thang Nguyen

Landscape Architect

Luan Ho

Landscape Architect

Thuy Linh Le

Landscape Architect

Linh Nguyen

Landscape Architect

Huong Le

Landscape Architect

Van Tran

Landscape Architect

Quang

Office Maintenance

Quyen

Office Maintenance