Grant Associates to present at Bristol Architecture Centre event

Andrew Grant, director and founder of Grant Associates, to talk on theme of city nature

Andrew Grant, director of Bath based landscape architect Grant Associates, will present on the theme of city nature at an event organised by Bristol’s Architecture Centre.

The talk, to be held at Open Space in Bristol at 6pm on Wednesday, 15 July 2015, will explore issues surrounding the creation of nature rich landscapes in cities and is part of the Architecture Centre’s City Ideas Studio.

A year-long programme of events and exhibitions, the City Ideas Studio has been timed to coincide with Bristol’s status as European Green Capital 2015, and aims to provide solutions for creating a sustainable future.

The free to attend presentation will see Andrew Grant draw on over 30 years’ experience of working on local, national and international projects that bring the qualities of the natural world into urban environments.

Notable landscape design projects by Grant Associates in the Bristol and wider area include the regeneration of the city’s historic Harbourside as part of a £120m scheme for developer Crest Nicholson, and Wessex Water’s operations centre on the outskirts of Bath, which aimed to preserve the site’s delicate ecology.

Key international projects, such as the multi-award winning Gardens by the Bay in Singapore, have also demonstrated Grant Associates’ ethos of connecting people with nature.

Andrew Grant’s address forms part of the City Ideas Studio focus on Nature, the programme’s other key themes are Food, Resources, Energy and Transport.

Book a place at this free event through Refreshments will be served at 6pm and the talk takes place from 6.30pm-8pm. Please note that the venue has changed from previous arrangements and will take place at Open Space, West One, St George’s Road, Bristol, BS1 5BE.

"The relationship between people and nature is the driving force behind all our work and it is exciting to have this opportunity to share our thinking. Creating a nature rich landscape is about more than aesthetics, it is a fundamental part of the framework that can help sustain the core natural resources of food, air, water and biodiversity. Anyone with an interest in creating a sustainable future is welcome to attend what we hope will be a thought provoking evening." Andrew Grant, Director, Grant Associates
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About Grant Associates

Grant Associates is a pioneering international landscape architecture practice. Our work reconnects people with nature in insightful, delightful and distinctive ways whilst addressing the global challenges of urbanisation, the climate crisis and biodiversity extinction.

Our design process is underpinned by a knowledge of human behaviour, nature and ecological science combined with innovative design technology. We bring original thinking, creative collaboration and are exploring what regenerative design and the circular economy means to landscape architecture.

Our varied portfolio includes ambitious large-scale, landmark projects through to small, local ventures.