Agnieszka Wejchert Pearson moved from Dublin to Kingston University London in 1989 to study Interior Design. At the end of her degree she was one of the students selected to exhibit her work at the Business Design Centre. After graduating she returned to Dublin for 6 months, working in the office of Ross Cahill O’Brien Architects.
Early 1994-1995 saw her travel to Belize in Central America where she worked freelance with design partner Jonathan Pearson. Their work specialised in exhibition and leisure projects.
Wejchert Pearson joined the Architectural Association in 1995 and graduated from architecture there in 1998. She received her Part 3 in 2000, and went on to become a partner in Mundo design, London. Mundo re-classified as an architectural practice at this time. The principal projects were in hotel and residential.
In 2001 the partnership moved to rural Mid Wales, where they based to this day. Moving to Wales was strategic and instinctive for Wejchert Pearson, to focus on sustainability and projects within the natural landscape, as well as a healthier work life balance. She has a passion for the concept design stage of projects, where her creativity comes alive and with years of experience finds she has an aptitude for practice management.
Wejchert Pearson recently became a member of the Royal Institute of Architects in Ireland. Her current architectural reading list includes books on biophilia, which she admits has been a driving force of the practice’s work from the start.
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After leaving school Jonathan Pearson spent a year in Belize building up an art portfolio painting native birds. He then attended the Falmouth School of Art on an Art and Foundation course. This led him to a degree course at Kingston University, London in Interior Design.
As a post graduate Pearson worked with contemporary furniture retailer Garrett O’Hagan Design in Dublin for 6 months.
Pearson returned to Belize to travel and freelance with Agnieszka. Together they set up Pearson Wejchert and the pair found work at the Eco resort Chaa Creek designing and curating the first Belizean Natural History Centre. This in turn introduced them to another exhibition design project on Ambergris Caye.
In spring 1996 Pearson was recruited by BESO for a 3 month posting to Belize as an exhibition design consultant working with the Belizean government, department of Archaeology and Antiquities.
While working at other jobs, Pearson briefly studied structural engineer principles with Howard Hufford, Bath.
1997 saw him set up Mundo design, an interior design practice in London. The first project was with the Luna Simone hotel, Pimlico. Pearson became a member of Chartered Society of Designers.
With Wejchert Pearson a partner in the practice from 1998, an opportunity arose to convert a stone barn in Powys, Wales, and the project became a passion for the couple to breath new life into the agricultural building. In 2001 the practice, now architectural, relocated to Mid Wales.
Jonathan Pearson has design flair and a love of making, designing largely through model making for projects, which has become his signature. He also has a passion for making furniture. He continues to be a great presence on building sites, with a keen eye for detail and great knowledge of construction, gifted with working out issues on site with ease.