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Working with architecture and landscape, Peter Beard LANDROOM has created a body of work marked by a sensitivity to places ‘as found’. The nature reserve on the Thames marshes at Rainham was awarded a special mention in the European Prize for Urban Public Space [2014]. This followed a national award from the Royal Institute of British Architects for the Marshland Discovery Zone at Purfleet [2011]. The practice was a leading contributor to the award winning East London Green Grid planning strategy [Landscape Institute Presidents Award 2009].

The London Development Agency appointed the practice to advise on urban masterplanning projects including large-scale industrial sites in east London, at Beam Reach and Dagenham Dock, and more recently in the Royal Docks. The practice has won international recognition for its built projects in sensitive landscape contexts, and for its radical approach to the natural and cultural heritage of these landscape settings.


Aberdeen studios London N5 2012 General view
Aberdeen studios London N5 2012 with working models
Aberdeen Studios, London N5  2012.

Studio members

. Peter Beard*
. Gregory Ross
. Alex Gore
. Mark Smith
. Sabba Khan
. Keita Tajima
. Dingle Price
. Hibaq Abyan
. Jane Powell

* Peter Beard MA dip Arch (cantab) RIBA
Studied architecture at Cambridge University and Harvard University Graduate School of Design. In 2003 he was awarded a fellowship by the National Endowment for Science Technology and the Arts (UK) for his work on post-military and post-industrial landscape. From 2004 to 2011 he was a member of the London Development Agency’s Design Advisor panel.

> link to cv [here]

Competition Assistants

. PALLA FACTORY RE-USE
Glauchau [DE] 2002
Caroline Wrana

. Aomori [JP] 2001
Iris Argyropolou

. U-BOAT BASE CONVERSION
Lorient [FR] 1999
Asa Backmann
Claire Fleetwood
Jim Mckinney

Clients

. Design for London
. Greater London Authority
Architecture and Urbanism Unit
. London Development Agency
. London Borough of Havering
. London Borough of Bexley

. RSPB
Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
. Thames Chase Community Forest
. Mid Pennine Arts

. AEA Consulting
. Clarkebond
. General Public Agency
. Jacobs
. Land Use Consultants
. Locum | Colliers International
. RingwayJacobs

. East
. Maccreanor Lavington

Associate practices
and collaborations

. AEA Consulting
. Appleyard and Trew
. Sue Barr
. Sarah Butler
. Davis Langdon Everest
. Ecology Consultancy
. Entec
. Studio Frith
. Fulcrum | Mott Macdonald
. Gardiner and Theobald
. Royal Haskoning
. Hyder Consulting
. Latz and Partner
. Locum
. Tribal
. Bureau Veritas
. Jane Wernick Associates
. White Young Green

. Awards

. LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE EUROPE
4th edition
Rainham Marshes Nature Reserve
Selected project_ 2014

. EUROPEAN PRIZE FOR URBAN PUBLIC SPACE
Rainham Marshes Nature Reserve
Special Mention_ 2014

. NEW LONDON ARCHITECTURE
New London Awards
Rainham to the River
Commended_ 2014

. ROYAL INSTITUTE OF BRITISH ARCHITECTS
RSPB Marshland Discovery Zone
National Award_ 2011

. RIBA special award
STEPHEN LAWRENCE PRIZE
RSPB Marshland Discovery Zone
Shortlisted_ 2011

. WORLD ARCHITECTURE FESTIVAL
Future projects_ Landscape
East London Green Grid
Category winner_ 2009

. THE LANDSCAPE INSTITUTE
East London Green Grid
President's Award _ 2008

. EUROPEAN COMPETITION ON SUSTAINABILITY
Palla Factory Re-use
Shortlisted_ 2001

. OPEN INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION
Lorient [FR]
U-Boat Base Conversion
Jury prize_ 1999

. Publications

. RIVERINE
Routledge 2018
ISBN 978-11-38681-78-1
'Metropolitan Riverine'
Essay on the rivers of Shanghai and London.

. LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE EUROPE
4th edition, On the Move 2014
Blauwdruk _Wageningen[NL]
ISBN 978-90-75271-82-9
All London Green Grid, Rainham Marshes.

. AA FILES no.66 2013
London After the Green Belt
IRÉNÉE SCALBERT
All London Green Grid, Rainham Marshes Projects.

. THE NEW ENGLISH LANDSCAPE
Field Station 2013
ISBN 978-0-9926669-0-3
JASON ORTON, KEN WORPLE
Rainham Marshes and beyond.

. CÓDIGO 64
August-September 2011
Marshland Discovery Zone
Aquitectura - Destacados.

. TOPOS June 2011
'Estuarine Landscape' The tidal Thames
> link to essay [here]

. GUARDIAN
17th May 2011 - 'Paradise for Bird Lovers'
JONATHAN GLANCEY
RIBA Awards Review, Marshland Discovery Zone

. BAUWELT
11th December 2010
ALEX STARA
Rainham Marshes Nature Reserve.

. BUILDING DESIGN
19th November 2010
'Rainham: Design for London’s projects near fruition'
OLIVER WAINWRIGHT
Rainham to the River.

. BUILDING DESIGN
17th April 2009 - 'Flight Club'
ELLIS WOODMAN
Marshland Discovery Zone

. ARCHITECTURE TODAY
10th February 2009
'On Rainham Marshes Peter Beard_LANDROOM
is constructing a beguiling post-industrial arcadia'
KEN WORPLE

. EAST LONDON GREEN GRID PRIMER
Greater London Authority 2006
'Slack Nature and the Working Wild'
Essay on green-space planning in East London
> link to essay [here]

. DESPUES DE | AFTERWARDS
'Remaking Landscapes'
Editorial Gustavo Gili SA, Barcelona 2001
ed. QUIM ROSELL
Lorient U-boat base conversion

. AA FILES no.42 2000
Constructing Beyond Use
Publication of Lorient project + supporting essay
> link to essay [here]

. Lectures

Conferences,
public presentations

. ROYAL ACADEMY OF ARTS
in association with the
ARCHITECTURE FOUNDATION
London - July 2015

. RIVERINE CONFERENCE
Canterbury _ June 2014
University of Kent
Keynote speaker

. CENTRE DE CULTURA
CONTEMPORANIA BARCELONA
[ES] _ April 2014
European Prize for Urban Public Space

. ARCHITECTURAL ASSOCIATION
IRELAND
Dublin[IE] _ March 2014
Rainham Marshes Nature Reserve

. THAMES GATEWAY FORUM
Excel, London _ November 2007
Rainham Masterplan,
Marshes projects

. EAST LONDON GREEN GRID FORUM
City Hall, London _ December 2006
East London Green Grid,
London Riverside Framework

Design Schools

. POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Milan [IT]
May 2018

. UNIVERSITY OF LIMERICK
Limerick [IE]
November 2012

. HARVARD UNIVERSITY
Graduate School of Design
Cambridge [US] _ October 2011

. DOMUS ACADEMY
Milan [IT]
March 2007

[UK]

. Royal College of Art
. Architectural Association, London
. Cambridge University
. Kent Institute of Art and Design, Canterbury
. Kingston University
. London Metropolitan University
. De Montfort University, Leicester
. Nottingham University
. Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen
. Sheffield University

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