In Conversation: Sean Harry & Dan Hinch: The Intersection of Digital Practice & Landscape Architecture.

April 9, 2024

Sean Harry, Managing Principal, Digital Design, and Dan Hinch, Managing Principal, Planning + Landscape, discuss the fascinating intersection of digital practice and landscape architecture, offering insights into how cutting-edge design technologies are reshaping our projects and our company.

Starting his journey at WATG in 2006, Sean entered the realm of hospitality design with fervor and a vision to infuse technology into every facet of the company’s projects. His trajectory from a young designer to overseeing firm-wide technology encapsulates a story of growth, innovation, and a relentless pursuit of excellence.

Dan celebrates a decade with WATG, rising through the ranks to manage the Planning and Landscape team at our London studio. His dual expertise in planning and landscape architecture, combined with a deep love for design, has been instrumental in steering projects towards sustainability and environmental sensitivity.

The conversation pivots around the role of new technologies and artificial intelligence (AI) in design, navigating excitement and uncertainty, the importance of retaining the human touch, and exploring modern technology’s potential to revolutionize workflows, enhance creativity, and streamline project delivery.

Sean and Dan also reflect on responsibility towards the environment, regenerative design, and the future of our planet, highlighting initiatives aimed at preserving biodiversity by utilizing data and technology.

The conversation underscores the importance of embracing change, leveraging technology to enhance the human experience, and ensuring a sustainable legacy for generations to come.

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