Pollen Studio is a Landscape Architecture and Public Art studio challenging the conventions of standard design practice. Directors Dan Nunan and Flynn Hart are established Landscape Architects with extensive experience in local government and private practice. They apply regenerative processes to get to the core of projects, with a focus on quality and sustainability.
They have a consistent history of working with councils, developers and private clients on a range of landscape architectural projects from small-scale public parks to large public domain sites. Pollen has a demonstrated ability to deliver a full suite of services from concept plans to community consultation, right through to documentation and contract administration.
Pollen’s approach to process is rigorous, collaborative and dynamic. The practice draws from a pool of like-minded professionals dedicated to learning, educating and inclusion.
Pollen projects start as a seed, and evolve into self-sustaining, community-driven outcomes where the completion of the project is just the beginning.
Registered Landscape Architect AILA
Dan Nunan is a landscape architect and artist with over ten years experience on projects throughout Australia and South-East Asia. He has worked with multi-disciplinary teams on large scale multi-million dollar projects as well as working intimately with clients on private residential properties.
Dan has designed and documented several major public domain projects including the Artplay playground, Birrarung Marr for the City of Melbourne and Frankston Foreshore Park and Pier. He was involved in these projects from sketch design through to tender documentation and contract administration. His experience in documentation and site supervision is testament to a keen eye for detail and thorough project coordination.
More recently Dan has been involved in developing artworks that broaden people’s understanding of the public domain by actively engaging with people’s minds and bodies. He recently coordinated a Live Art project in collaboration with Flynn hart for the 2010 Melbourne Fringe Festival and was selected as one of fifteen artists to participate in the 2011 Splendid Arts Lab.
He has an enthusiasm for contemporary design which has seen him teach at RMIT and Melbourne universities and had articles published in Australian landscape architecture journals.
Registered Landscape Architect AILA
A recognised champion of increasing the connectivity, multifunctionality, and performance of Melbourne’s public realm, Flynn has worked across the private and local government sectors to convert this passion into real outcomes. He is a Registered Landscape Architect and regular lecturer and tutor for the School of Architecture and Design at RMIT University.
Flynn believes that design and stewardship of the landscape ought to affect positive change and deliver projects to the highest possible standard. This approach is important in the management and innovative improvement of the public realm no matter where the project.
His breadth of experience in the private sector has involved playing key roles in the consultation, management and delivery of master plans, structure plans, landscape design, urban renewal, design guidelines, public infrastructure projects, feasibility studies and visual impact assessment across Victoria.
Flynn has a highly developed understanding of local government practice after several years working in Melbourne’s inner north Councils. As Darebin’s Senior Landscape Architect & Public Realm Coordinator he delivered multiple district park master plans, local park projects, play spaces, conservation and urban design improvements throughout the municipality. Flynn’s projects demonstrate his passion for the built environment, delivering places of identity with a recognisable care and a strong foundation in sustainable thinking.
Recognised in 2011 as an LGPro Young Achiever finalist, Flynn demonstrates leadership through a collaborative approach, real engagement, information sharing and an emphasis on leading by example.