Will Sandy: Creating sustainable projects to build a new social capital

This week on the SpaceCraft podcast, Dan Moscrop interviews Will Sandy, an innovative landscape architect transforming workplace environments and urban spaces through groundbreaking architecture and design.

Will reflects on his landscape architecture background, teaching at Greenwich, becoming the youngest Landscape Institute fellow, emphasizing reframing spaces, holistic urban/rural landscape approaches after COVID-19's workspace design impact.

The conversation explores Will's projects like the Catalyst Cube in Caracas revitalizing communities through modular, adaptable structures engaging theater, exhibitions, gatherings - demonstrating transformative workplace and community design.

Will discusses the Edible Bus Stop project transforming neglected spaces into thriving community gardens across London through engagement and partnerships - showcasing the branding impact of green spaces fostering ownership.

The discussion highlights meaningful meanwhile urban development projects' significance, advocating bottom-up community-driven approaches integrating green infrastructure into workspace and city planning for economic, social, sustainable environment benefits.

Will introduces his tiny parks underground space repurposing into green areas, highlighting biophilic design's well-being enhancers for offices and public spaces through innovative architecture.

The role of AI in collaborative design is explored, balancing excitement over potential with responsible, human-centered use for urban planning and workspace branding.

They discuss the 15-minute city concept advocating community-focused, sustainable urban development seen in Will's Patchworks project revitalizing city spaces.

Parallels are drawn between event/festival planning's community engagement needs and urban design's cultural workplace branding considerations.

The conversation explores interdisciplinary design approaches addressing contemporary urban challenges through creative collaboration across architecture, workspace development, and community-driven placemaking.

Overall, Will's transformative work exemplifies innovative architecture and design fostering community engagement, environmental stewardship while reshaping workplace environments and urban landscapes.