The 2012 Cornwall Architectural Trust Lecture will be delivered by internationally acclaimed Andrew Grant. Andrew formed Grant Associates in 1997 to explore the emerging frontiers of landscape architecture within sustainable development. He has a fascination with creative ecology and the promotion of quality and innovation in landscape design. Each of his projects responds to the place, its inherent ecology and its people. He is known for a creative approach to ecological / sustainable landscape design and the integration of landscape with engineering and architecture to create distinctive contemporary places with a strong ecological character.
Andrew has been involved in all scales of development from sub-regional planning of National Parks, strategic planning of new towns and green infrastructure strategies through to the design of particular landscape spaces or components. He was landscape architect for the 2008 Stirling prize winning Accordia housing scheme in Cambridge and led the design team on the recently opened £500million Gardens by the Bay project at Marina South in Singapore. Andrew has been invited to present the work of Grant Associates at conferences around the world and has appeared in a number of radio and TV programmes and documentaries including for the Discovery Channel and National Geographic.
The lecture will be delivered to an invited audience of leading figures in design, commissioning and construction on 23 November at the Fal Lecture Theatre in Truro College. The event is organised jointly with the Royal Institute of British Architects and generously supported by Kier.
For more information about Andrew’s work, visit the Grant Associates website.