Roeland Meek grew up in the small village of Altforst in Gelderland (NL). At the age of 16, he moved to Nijmegen, where he studied civil engineering and garderning. After this training, he continued his bachelor studies at the University of Applied Sciences Van Hall Larenstein. He graduated cum laude in 2012 in landscape design. In 2019 he obtained a Master’s degree in landscape architecture at the Amsterdam Academy of Architecture.
Since October 2017 Roeland has been working for OKRA. He is interested in the relationship between cities ‘the city’ and her hinterland ‘the landscape’. Due to the strong population growth, this mutual relationship has changed radically in the past century. In his view, future urbanisation is a challenging and inspiring task. As a designer, he is convinced that this assignment not only takes place in the city but also demands a new perspective on our landscape. How are we going to design the landscape in the coming 10, 20 or 50 years so that inspiring usage spaces are created?