Silko works as a landscape designer at OKRA. He works on a variety of projects and has a talent for translating a clear concept into a realisable design. His interest lies in the role of natural processes in an urban context and strengthening the relationship between people and nature. He attaches great value to working in interdisciplinary teams in order to arrive at integral and feasible solutions that contribute to a sustainable future. In recent years he has gained experience at several leading agencies, such as HOSPER, DELVA and LODEWIJK BALJON landschapsarchitecten.
Silko studied Garden and Landscape Design at the Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Sciences. He is currently graduating from the Amsterdam Academy of Architecture. For his graduation research, Silko focuses on isolated communities on the edge of boreal forests in Canada. He researches the possibilities of making these communities more resilient to the consequences of climate change in a vulnerable subarctic landscape, which plays an important role in the functioning of the global climate system.