Andrew Grant, founder of Grant Associates, recently presented at a high-profile forum in Scotland about place-making, one of series of events in 2016 celebrating Scotland’s Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design.
Andrew spoke to a 200-strong delegation at the sixth annual forum of the Central Scotland Green Network (CSGN), which explored the role played by artists and designers in creating vibrant places for people to live in and enjoy. The one-day event took place on 21st June at the Glasgow School of Art.
In his presentation, Andrew discussed the importance of inspiring the imagination and forging closer connections between people and nature to strengthen communities and create special places. Andrew drew on his extensive masterplanning and landscape design experience, as well as specific projects ranging from Sheffield University to Singapore’s Gardens by the Bay.
Other speakers at the event included Wayne Hemmingway of HemingwayDesign and architect René Sommer Lindsay.
The forum was also part of the Festival of Architecture programme, which is taking place throughout this year to celebrate the centenary of the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS).