“I am captivated by the fabrication and design processes of our landscapes. From the natural to the most anthropic dynamics, I enjoy revealing, upgrading and transforming them into unique, resilient and user-friendly spaces.
I see my role as designing places that shape nature-based, inclusive and vivid cities and landscapes.”

Education: MSc, Landscape architecture, Academy of Architecture in Amsterdam
 
 

“My role as a senior landscape architect involves developing expertise in climate adaptation, ecology inclusiveness, and landscape restoration. It is essential to inspire the team, clients, and users to take the necessary steps. This is a crucial part of designing dynamic processes that can grow stronger and more resilient in the face of environmental changes, whether biotic or abiotic.”

Education: MSc, Landscape architecture, Amsterdam University of the Arts
 
 

“I believe that working on urban scale is an exciting dialogue; it is the ever-changing environment, multiple stakeholders and the societal aspect that drive me to develop in this field. By staying curious and exploring new developments in the field we can achieve the best results to make our cities liveable and attractive. My professional experience and background in marketing give me a different angle in the way I approach projects, focusing on storytelling and engaging the diverse stakeholders to unite towards the same goal.”

Education: MSc, Urbanism, Delft University of Technology
 
 

“My great fascination is working with water as determining condition for landscape, and as a shaping and transformative element in landscape design. There is an urgency to reconnect nature to an industrialised and urbanising society by adding new greening strategies and qualities to our living environment.

I see my role in bringing people closer to nature and vice versa through spatial design, in supporting living landscapes by integrating natural processes, building with Nature and human interaction as part of the design.”

Education: PhD, Landscape architecture, Delft University of Technology
 
 

“My fascination with landscape architecture stems from the ability to create harmonious connections between people and natural environments, designing aesthetic and functional spaces that embrace the beauty of nature while simultaneously meeting human needs. The dynamic and vibrant nature of landscapes, which are constantly in motion, provides an endless source of inspiration and challenge, fueling my passion for this field.

My goal at OKRA is to learn more about large-scale landscape projects and deepen my understanding of landscape processes, so that I can contribute more effectively to the realization of inspiring and sustainable projects.”

Education: MSC, LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE, AMSTERDAM ACADEMY OF ARCHITECTURE (ONGOING)
 
 

“Public space design is driven by its everchanging environment: nature, people, urban life and materials. I am excited to bring nature into the city and find the perfect synch of biodiversity within urban life and functional, flexible and aesthetic design. My passion lays in focusing on small details in design and construction while working in a team environment, combining diverse people and skills for the best project outcome.”

Education: MSc, Landscape architecture, Delft University of Technology
 
 

“I am fascinated by the way landscape architecture can mix the functional with the artistic. Design is not just searching for the most practical solution but also a form of creative expression.

Applying my curiosity, ambition and creativity, I want to develop myself as a designer who is mindful of the needs and wishes of the people who will use the spaces I design. As part of OKRA, my ambition is to develop my insight in the design process, from the first draft to the last detail.”

Education: BSc, Landscape design, Van Hall Larenstein – ongoing
 
 

“I am driven by the ambition to create spaces that benefit humans and nature while having a positive impact on wider communities, ecosystems and the environment in general. My extensive experience in climate adaptation and active mobility allows to bring top-notch design solutions with strong concepts, a clear design language and consistent detailing. Working at OKRA is an amazing opportunity to design meaningful places in a group of great diverse people.”

Education: BSc, Landscape design, Van Hall Larenstein
 
 

“Landscape architecture is seamlessly combining the everyday use and aesthetics of a location with deeper, more complex challenges, such asheat stress, pluvial flooding, biodiversity. With my analytical and holistic approach I am keen to work on (re)developing city centres with focus on microclimate adaptation and revitalisation.”

Education: MSc, Landscape Architecture and Spatial Planning, Wageningen University & Research
 
 

“My role at OKRA is focused on connecting people with nature by integrating resilient, biodiverse and immersive plantings into public spaces. I am inspired by the endless design possibilities of plants combined with the unique character of every project. Detailing is an essential part of the design process, and it is my ambition to give every place a good atmosphere and appearance using my specialism in planting.”

EDUCATION: BSc, Garden and Landscape design, VAN HALL LARENSTEIN