Meeting OKRA

 
 

We combine three decades of international experience and thorough research with inventiveness and craftmanship to provide creative solutions for today’s and tomorrow’s challenges. 

 

Diverse, multidisciplinary and dedicated

Our diverse multidisciplinary team is united by the drive to create places that have a positive impact on people and nature all over the world.

our team
45+
Thanks to our versatile team, consisting of more than 45 landscape architects, urban planners, architects, designers and specialists, we have the knowledge to tackle complex assignments.
Nationalities
14
Our diverse backgrounds and experiences allow us to take on any project with different views and a fresh perspective. Together we are OKRA.
countries active
16
Based in the Netherlands, we are creating resilient landscapes that encourage social life and enhance ecology around the world.
founded
1994
Looking back at the past three decades we are proud to see the continuous evolution that characterises our work.
 
 
 

Designing meaningful places

We believe that the world of tomorrow can be a place with a positive impact on people and nature. Our goal is to design resilient landscapes that encourage social life and enhance ecology. We do this by taking an open design approach, drawing inspiration and knowledge beyond the given boundaries. We form interdisciplinary teams that invest in research, both from outside and inside the scope of our discipline. This is how we provide answers to contemporary challenges such as climate resilience, nature and social inclusiveness, and the use of natural resources.

In our projects we create valuable, liveable spaces for people and nature. We see Cities as Natural Habitats, places where people and nature live together in a healthy way. Our process for landscape design revolves around  Rediscovering Landscapes. By uniting nature and culture, we create landscapes that are full of meaning. Finally, we conceive innovative solutions and designs for Living with Water.

 
 
 
 

Our history

Founded in 1994 by Hans Oerlemans, Martin Knuijt, Christ-Jan van Rooij and Boudewijn Almekinders, OKRA Landschapsarchitecten emerged from their shared studies at the University of Wageningen. Pioneering innovative landscape design, the founders’ passion led to transformative projects. Current partners Martin Knuijt and Wim Voogt alongside the associates, work in a team of around 45 specialists on a wide range of exciting projects in the Netherlands and abroad. Together, we continue to evolve OKRA’s legacy and commitment to innovative design.

 
 
 

Our awards

We always aim to provide high-quality design solutions to any challenge we are given. We are grateful that throughout our history, these achievements have been recognised by organisations around the world.

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Working at OKRA

Learn more about working at OKRA and have a look at the current job openings.

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Meet the team

We are an international, multidisciplinary team of about 45 professionals, working enthusiastically with partners and clients to create integrated solutions for the healthy cities of the future.

 
 
 

Philippe Allignet


Landscape architect
 
 

Lourdes Barrios Ayala


Landscape architect
 
 

Daria Beliavskaia


PR & Communications assistant | Designer
 
 

Janneke van Bergen


Project leader
 
 

Gaila Costantini


Senior landscape designer
 
 

Melle van Dijk


Associate
 
 

Stijn Doelman


Landscape designer
 
 

Bas Ennen


Planting specialist
 
 

Ahmed Esmail


Landscape designer
 
 

Aurora Fleres


Senior landscape designer
 
 

Monique Fokker


Financial officer
 
 

Ally Gordey


Landscape designer
 
 

Marthe Haringsma


Landscape designer
 
 

Bas Heessels


Senior project leader
 
 

Rani Izhar


Associate
 
 

Anashwara Jayakumar


Landscape designer
 
 

Nefeli Kalantzi


Associate
 
 

Hira Usman Khan


Landscape designer
 
 

Rutger van der Klip


Project leader
 
 

Madelon Klooster


Administrative officer
 
 

Martin Knuijt


Partner
 
 

Xin Lan


Intern
 
 

Arjan Leenstra


Senior technical specialist
 
 

Chiara Liastro


PR & Communications assistent
 
 

Su Xin Liaw


Landscape designer
 
 

Bert Linssen


Senior landscape designer
 
 

Pierre-Alexandre Marchevet


Associate
 
 

Elissavet Markozani


Senior landscape designer
 
 

Mathijs Metten


Landscape designer
 
 

Tom Nillesen


PR & Communications manager
 
 

Iris Olié


Landscape Architect
 
 

Eline Ouwerkerk


Business developer
 
 

Roel Ridderikhoff


Senior designer
 
 

Giuliana Sibilia


Associate
 
 

Giulia Spagnolo


Senior designer
 
 

Laura Spenkelink


Project leader
 
 

Rapa Surajaras


Senior landscape designer
 
 

Ilya Tasioula


Senior landscape designer
 
 

Antoine Thevenet


Senior project leader
 
 

Suzanne in ‘t Veld


Associate
 
 

Silko van der Vliet


Landscape architect
 
 

Wim Voogt


Partner
 
 

Tom Wierts


Associate
 
 

Frank Wortelboer


Senior landscape designer
 
 

Federica Zatta


Senior architect
 
 

Milica Zivkovic


Landscape designer