Old Truman Brewery, 27 & 28 January 2021

2020 features and seminars

Thursday 30 January 2020

17:30 - 18:31

seminar room level T1

Guest interviewee

In conversation

Dan Pearson and Tom Emerson will discuss the interaction of architecture and landscape. Dan Pearson Studio and 6a have worked together on a number of projects and they will explore their collaborative process, looking at complimentary and overlapping design approaches.

Helen Parton, journalist

Helen Parton is an architecture and interiors journalist with over 15 years’ experience. She began her career on interiors magazine Intra, a sister title to Building Design architectural newspaper and has since written for a wide variety of publications, among them FX, Blueprint and Property Week. She edited workplace design magazine OnOffice for three years from 2015-2018, garnering the title multiple award nominations in national journalism awards, as well as spearheading many commercial collaborations. In 2011, she co-authored a book by Thames and Hudson called Total Office Design. She is currently a freelance editorial consultant.

Helen Parton

Dan Pearson, Dan Pearson Studio
Dan Pearson is a British landscape designer, horticulturalist, writer and gardener.
His work is characterised by an innate sensitivity to place, an intuitive and light-handed approach to design, bold and painterly naturalistic plantings and deep-rooted horticultural knowledge.
Dan trained in horticulture at RHS Gardens’ Wisley, the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, Jerusalem Botanical Gardens and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
He is a member of the Society of Garden Designers (MSGD), an honorary fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects (Hon FRIBA) and a Royal Designer for Industry (RDI). Since 2014 he has been a Garden Advisor to the National Trust at Sissinghurst Castle.
In 2013 Dan was the subject of an exhibition at The Garden Museum, London, Green Fuse: The Work of Dan Pearson.
Dan has designed a number of award-winning show gardens at the Chelsea Flower Show. His 2015 show garden for Chatsworth and Laurent Perrier was awarded a Gold Medal and Best Show Garden.
Dan lectures and broadcasts regularly and has written a number of books including Spirit: Garden Inspiration and Home Ground: Sanctuary in the City. He is a Contributing Editor to Gardens Illustrated magazine.
For over 20 years he wrote a weekly newspaper gardening column, most recently for The Observer. He now writes his own weekly blog, Dig Delve.

Dan Pearson


Tom Emerson, Co-founding director, 6a architects

Tom Emerson studied architecture at the University of Bath, the Royal College of Art and the University of Cambridge. He has taught at the Architectural Association and the University of Cambridge and published articles on architecture, literature and art. In 2010 he was appointed Professor of Architecture at the eth Department of Architecture in Zurich.

Tom Emerson

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