Howard is a Sydney-based architect and author. He has written widely on landscape design and history. A former National President of the Australian Institute of Architects. His career as an architect, author and educator is influenced by his abiding interest in history and landscape. His exhibition on contemporary innovative gardens was held at the State Library of NSW 2016-2017.
Howard Tanner's Latest contributions
The forty-acre park for the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre in Athens by New York-based landscape studio Deborah Nevins and Associates with Renzo Piano Building Workshop emphasizes drought-hardy species and on-site water collection and reuse.
Only a handful of Australian designers have pursued careers abroad and achieved international recognition. One of them is landscape designer Bernard Trainor, whose California-based practice has built an impressive portfolio of projects on the west coast of the USA.
The plantings at Sydney’s Barangaroo Reserve have achieved a phenomenal rate of success, largely thanks to the expertise of two consultants: Simon Leake, respected soil scientist, and Stuart Pittendrigh, one of Sydney’s most experienced horticulturalists.
Howard Tanner visits the oldest and most distinguished garden trade show in the world and finds a breathtaking range of design ideas and plant material.