Martin (1966) is a founding partner of OKRA. His strength is defining strategic visions and scenarios and creating strong spatial designs. He is mostly active in the design of complex urban and landscape development projects, working to the knot. He is fascinated and driven to integrate socially relevant themes, such as design for all and climate-resilient design. Within his work, themes like connected city, vibrant city, healthy city and attractive city are all interrelated with social, economic and ecological sustainability.
Martin graduated from the University of Wageningen, with a Master in Landscape Architecture. He is the author of several publications on landscape and urban planning, published in leading European magazines. He has been a guest teacher at various universities in Holland and a jury member of Archiprix 01, Jaarboek Stedenbouw en Landschapsarchitectuur and commissie OOR. Martin has been keynote speaker at the IFLA Congress in Calgary, the CCCB Biennal in Barcelona, and the EFLA Congress in Prague, at the 75th anniversary of the Technical University of Berlin, and at Tongji University in Shanghai. He is an honourable member of the Russian Landscape Federation.