Landscape Schools Award: International Jury

Lisa Diedrich

Lisa Diedrich studied architecture and urbanism in Paris, Marseille and Stuttgart, science journalism in Berlin, and landscape architecture at the University of Copenhagen, where she received her doctoral degree. She currently works as a professor of landscape architecture at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in Alnarp/ Malmö and as editor-in-chief of the book series Landscape Architecture Europe (Fieldwork/ On Site/ In Touch/ On The Move) and as co-editor-in-chief, with Harry Harsema, of ’scape the international magazine for landscape architecture and urbanism.

Xiangrong Wang - JCHLA

Xiangrong Wang is professor of School of Landscape Architecture, Beijing Forestry University, founder and principal of Atelier DYJG, vice president of Chinese Society of Landscape Architecture (CHSLA) (2008-18), chairman of Territorial Landscape Committee, CHSLA, vice chairman of Education Committee, CHSLA, the editor-in-chief of Chinese Landscape magazine, the founding editor-in-chief of Landscape Architecture journal, and Fellow of Landscape Institute of UK.

He obtained BLA from the College of Architecture and Urban Planning of Tongji University Shanghai in 1983, MLA from School of Landscape Architecture of Beijing Forestry University in 1986, and Dr.-Ing. from the Dept. of Urban and Landscape Planning at Kassel University, Germany, in 1995.

He has published a total of 22 monographs, edited books and translations. His practical projects have won 2 Honor Awards in Planning and Analysis category and 1 Honor Award in Landscape Design category from American Society of Landscape Architects, 1 award and 3 shortlisted mentions from Landscape Institute(UK), 10 National Landscape Awards from British Association of Landscape Industries, 22 Planning and Design Awards from International Federation of Landscape Architects APR/AAPME, 4 First Prizes and 7 Second Prizes for Planning and Design category from CHSLA and more than 10 other awards.

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Ramón Pico

Was born in Puerto de Santa María (Cádiz) in 1966. He qualified as an architect at the Seville School of Architecture (ETSAS) in 1991, coming first in his year. Prizes: Real Maestranza, Excmo. Ayuntamiento de Sevilla. Master’s degree in Integrated Architecture Projects. CSA, Fundación Antonio Camuñas, Madrid, 1992-93. Lecturer in Construction in 1995-97 and Contemporary History since 1998 (ETSAS). Co-director of the first master’s degree in Design (Pablo de Olavide University, Seville), 2003- 2004, and Director of summer courses in Bahia de Cádiz since 2003. In 1993 he formed a Seville-based professional team with F. Javier López Rivera whom he met at the School of Architecture. They have won many competitions and their built work has been awarded numerous prizes by institutions such as the COA of Huelva, FAD Prizes and the 3rd European Biennial on Landscape of Barcelona. Their work has been exhibited and published in various regional, national and international media, including Quaderns, Arquitectura Viva, Bauwelt, ON Diseño, Garten+Landschaft and Detail.

Franco Zagari

Jury Rosa Barba 6

Landscape architect. Professor of landscape architecture at the Università “Mediterranea” di Reggio Calabria, where he founded the Dipartimento Oasi, served as Director from 2002 to 2008, and currently coordinates the doctoral program entitled “Parks, Gardens, and Territorial Planning.” From 1996 to 2004, he served as president of the Rome and Lazio division of IN/Arch. The French Minister of Culture awarded him with the Chévalier des Arts et Lettres in 1998. Honored with the European Premio Gubbio for the squares of Saint-Denis. His projects include: Italian Garden, Osaka, 1990; Matteotti Square, Catanzaro, 1992; Prehistoric Cave Welcome Area, Niaux, 1994; Montecitorio Square, Rome, 1998; Central Squares, Cisterna di Latina, 1997-2005; Manzoni Square, Monte - grotto, 2002; Lungomare Faleria, Porto Sant’Elpidio, 2003; Floating Terrace in Eur Lake, Rome, 2005-2006; Central Squares, Saint-Denis, 2005-2007; Dome of the Presidency of the Republic of Georgia, 2007; Station’s Underground Walkway, Bergamo, 2008. His essays include: L’architettura del giardino contemporaneo, 1988; Bibliotheca Alexandrina, 1990; Giardino italiano a Osaka, 1990; Piazza Montecitorio, 1998; Questo è paesaggio. 48 definizioni, 2006. Giardini - Manuale di progettazione, 2009; Piazza Matteotti a Catanzaro. Il volto della città, 2009.

Rita Pinto

Jury School Prize 7 

Ph.D Architect and Master 'Large Scale'. Vice dean of ETSAB, School of architecture of Barcelona, coordinator of the courses Project I-II and professor of the official Master of Architectural Department of ETSAB. Professor of the master 'Large Scale' at the UPC, Polytechnic University of Catalonia, visiting professor at UIC, she has been coordinating and teaching design studio in various international universities and she has been invited as jury's member both nationally and internationally. Research fellowships at the Princeton University School of Architecture and the Technische Universität München. The subject of her Ph.D thesis, 'Hybrid Architecture' , and her main publications, participation in conferences and major projects, conceived the architecture, landscape and infrastructure as inseparable realities.


Charles Anderson

Jury School Prize 7

Charles Anderson is a licensed Landscape Architect with over 30 years of experience in projects ranging from neighborhood parks to New York's American Museum of Natural History. He has a strong background in public process and has completed many community projects. Anderson has a specific interest in expressionistic landscape restoration and in the development of urban ecologies. Museum and cultural institution work is a key interest of Charles, including projects such as the visitor centers at Mount St. Helens, the Seattle Art Museum's Olympic Sculpture Park, and Anchorage Museum of History and Art expansion Project.

Zhang Tianxin

Jury School Prize

Zhang Tianxin has a bachelor’s degree in Architecture, a Master's Degree in Human Geography, and a PhD in Urban Engineering (majoring in Urban Design). He is currently a Lecturer at Peking University, Director of the Landscape and Urbanism Program at the Beijing School of Architecture and Landscape. His research interests include Urban Design, Landscape Planning and Heritage Conservation. He has been a visiting professor at several universities in Canada, an expert jury of international workshops in Russia and China, and has been invited to a number of countries such as Japan for teacher exchange. He is an expert in "Urban Planning Review", a member of the "International School Committee" in the China Urban Planning Society, and an analyst in the Web-Journal of Tourism and Cultural Studies (Hokkaido University, Japan). , publisher and special columnist at "Beijing City planning and Construction Review" and a member of several professional societies, including the Japan Institute of Architecture (AIJ). Some of his representative works include the World Heritagets Publishers (Sekaishisosha), Japan, 2007, as one of the editors, the Masterplan for Nanxijiang National Park, and the Lijiang Tourism and Conservation Research Old Town”.

Verena Butt

Jury School Prize 7

Since 2011 Landscape Architect in Germany. Since 2009 Research Fellow/Assistant at the Faculty and Landscape Sciences, Professorship Designing Urban Landscapes, Prof. Dr. Martin Prominski. Project Manager "European Master in Landscape Architecture - EMiLA" at Leibniz University Hannover. Nomination "Award for excellent teaching at Leibniz University Hannover. Member of STUDIO URBANE LANDSCHAFTEN network for teaching, research, practice. 2007-2009 Landscape Architect at landscape Architects CmbH, Zurich. 2007 Landscape Architect at Vogt Architects, Zurich (CH). 2004-2006 Research Assistant at Leibniz University Hannover. 2000-2006 Studiy of Landscape Architecture and Open Space Planning at the University Of Hannover and Wageningen University (NL).

Jordi Ros

Jury School Prize 8

Dean of the ETSAB (Architecture University of Barcelona). Since 1983, Jordi Ros is Architect professor in ETSAB, center that has served as deputy director. He has also been head of the Section of Barcelona, Department of Architectural Design (1996-1999), visiting professor at North East London Polytechnic (1991), London, and Professor of International Laboratory of Architecture and Urban Design (1985), with presence in several countries. He has also been a visiting researcher at the London Metropolitan Architecture (2009), also of London, and the Department of Architecture at the Illinois Institute of Chicago (2007). Assists in the DPA Magazine, published by the Department of Architectural Design, since 1996.

Christian Phongphit

Jury School Prize 8

Born in his beloved German Alps in 1976, Chris is a creative, multi-disciplinary designer and problem solver. After his studies, Christian and his friends set up a landscape architecture office in Berlin and successfully entered the interdisciplinary German architecture competition scene. At the end of 2006, Chris left for a creative year in Thailand with various independent art & design projects and studies. Fascinated about the Asian culture, he decided to extend his stay in Bangkok. He started to run his own Design Thinking Workshops, participated in the Bangkok Design Festival and since 2008 he has been teaching at the School of Architecture & Design at King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi,Thailand.