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Jame Amidon

Jane Amidon (USA)

Jane Amidon is principal of Amidon design communication, a design and communication practice in Columbus, Ohio. The office is concerned with large-scale urban and natural systems. Jane Amidon writes articles and books on contemporary landscape architecture and is series editor of Source Books in Landscape Architecture. She teaches in the Landscape Section of the Knowlton School of Architecture, Ohio State University. Jane Amidon studied landscape architecture in Harvard und at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts


Jane Sarah Bihr-de Salis

Jane Sarah Bihr-de Salis (Switzerland)

Landscape architect Jane Bihr-de Salis has been running her own office in Kallern, Switzerland, since 1995 with a special focus on open space design, garden architecture and preservation of historic gardens. With her garden Lukoschus-Dinter in Althäusern, Switzerland, she garnered first prize in the “best private plots 07 – Die besten Gärten 2007“ competition. Bihr-de Salis studied horticulture in Bath, Great Britain, and garden architecture in Rapperswil, Switzerland. Before setting up her own studio, she worked in various Swiss landscape architecture offices


Topher Delaney

Petra Blaisse (Netherlands)

The Dutch designer, Petra Blaisse, has a special interest for textile design, landscape architecture and exhibition architecture. In her work she combines interior and exterior design, architecture and landscape. She founded her studio “Inside Outside” in Amsterdam in 1991, garnering acclaim with her golden stage curtain for the Netherlands Dance Theatre in Den Haag, the sound curtain for the Kunsthal in Rotterdam and the Museum Park in Rotterdam, which she designed together with the French landscape architect Yves Brunier. Blaisse studied art in London and Groningen


Erik Dhont

Erik Dhont (Belgium)

With his team of seven, landscape architect Erik Dhont of Brussels works on contemporary and historical gardens and parks as well as public open spaces. In his designs and projects, he endeavours to strike a balance between functionality, aesthetic quality and ecological integrity. His personal, distinctive style is just as important to him as his clients’ preferences. Dhont studied graphic art in Brussels and landscape architecture in Vilvoorde. A study grant from the European Community allowed him to conduct field studies in the London Docklands.


Edouard François

Edouard François (France)

In his studio - which he founded in Paris in 1998 - Architect Edouard François works in the fields of architecture, urbanism, landscape and design. His projects explore the possibilities of sustainability and low-resource construction. As a result, he has become one of the protagonist of what is known as “green architecture”. His works can be found in various museums, including the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Guggenheim Museum in New York or the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. François studied at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts in Paris.

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