Dr.ir. S.I. de Wit

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Biography

Saskia de Wit studied landscape architecture at Wageningen University (1987-1993) and Architecture and Urbanism at the Faculty of Architecture at Delft University of Technology (1990-1992). She worked as a designer at Jacobsen Landscape Architects (Cheltenham UK, 1992-1993) and the Department of Town Planning and Housing in Rotterdam (2004-2005). In 1998 she founded Saskia de Wit Landscape Architecture.   
Since 1993 she has been connected to the Chair of Landscape Architecture at the Faculty of Architecture in Delft, where she is involved as a assistant professor in research, education and organization. She has also taught at other educational institutions, such as the Academies of Architecture in Amsterdam and Groningen and the Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. In 2014 she graduated with a thesis entitled 'Hidden Landscapes; The Metropolitan Garden and the Genius Loci.'

She also is actively committed to developing and disseminating knowledge. She is affiliated with the Dutch Association of Garden and Landscape Architecture (NVTL) and the Garden Historical Society Cascade. From 2006 to 2009 she participated in the steering committee for the establishment of the DSL (Dutch School of Landscape Architecture), a collaboration between Wageningen University, Delft University of Technology, the Academy of Architecture, Van Hall-Larenstein Velp, HAS College Den Bosch and NVTL. She has organised several seminars, workshops and exhibitions, has participated in juries, and has been a guest editor for the journal Tuin & Landschap.

Expertise

Landscape architectural design and research on all scales. The starting point is the same on all scales: how are the patterns, the images, the spatial relationships, or in other words the characteristics of the existing landscape, translated into an architectural design for the landscape, an urban fragment, or a building? In research and practice her expertise is in Public Space Design, Garden Design, Dutch Polderscapes, the History of Landscape and Landscape Architecture, and Planting, with a strong emphasis on the relationship between Analysis and Design.

publications
Publications in Pure
subjects
2005 - Seminar: Architecture of Dwelling
2007 - Villa Urbana - Analysis
2006 - Villa Urbana - Design Project
2006 - Villa Urbana - Analysis
2007 - Villa Urbana - Essay/Lecture Series
2007 - Villa Urbana - Analysis
2009 - Workshop 1: Plan Analysis
2009 - Workshop 1: Plan Analysis
2009 - Design Project
2007 - Villa Urbana Workshop - Current Landscape Architecture
2007 - Villa Urbana - Drawing Research
2007 - Villa Urbana - Design Project
2009 - Principles of Urbanism
2008 - Villa Urbana - Analysis
2009 - Design Project - Completion Assignment: Urban Intervention: The Architecture of the Urban Landscape
2009 - Ontwerpproject 5: Urbanism
2010 - Landscape as Object of Architecture
2010 - Research by Drawing: Drawing as a Design Tool
2010 - Green Architecture: Designing with Plants
2008 - Villa Urbana - Design Project
2009 - Lecture Series
2009 - Lecture Series
2009 - Workshop 2: Landscape components
2009 - Design Project Landscape & Architecture light
2010 - Villa Urbana: Design of an Experimental Ensemble
2010 - Villa Urbana: Design of an Experimental Ensemble
2010 - Green Architecture: Designing with Plants
2011 - Villa Urbana: Design of an Experimental Ensemble
2011 - Green Architecture: Designing with Plants
2011 - Stedenbouwkundige Basisbegrippen 3
2011 - Green Architecture: Designing with Plants
2011 - Villa Urbana: Design of an Experimental Ensemble
2011 - Landscape as Object of Architecture
2011 - Research by Drawing: Drawing as a Design Tool
2011 - Designing with Natural Processes
2012 - Green Architecture: Designing with Plants
2012 - Villa Urbana: Design of an Experimental Ensemble
2013 - Green Architecture: Designing with Plants
2013 - Green Architecture: Designing with Plants
2013 - Landscape as Object of Architecture
2013 - Villa Urbana: Design of an Experimental Ensemble
2013 - Villa Urbana: Design of an Experimental Ensemble
2013 - Designing with Natural Processes
2014 - Workshop: Landscape architectonic design resources: vegetation, soil, water and ecosystems
2014 - Villa Urbana: Design of an Experimental Ensemble
2014 - Landscape as Object of Architecture
2014 - Green Architecture: Designing with Plants
2014 - Green Architecture: Designing with Plants
2014 - Villa Urbana: Design of an Experimental Ensemble
2014 - Designing with Natural Processes
2015 - Green Architecture: Designing with Plants
2015 - Green Architecture: Designing with Plants
2015 - Landscape as Object of Architecture
2015 - Villa Urbana: Design of an Experimental Ensemble
2015 - Villa Urbana: Design of an Experimental Ensemble
2012 - Villa Urbana: Design of an Experimental Ensemble
2012 - Landscape as Object of Architecture
2012 - Research by Drawing: Drawing as a Design Tool
2012 - Green Architecture: Designing with Plants
2012 - Stedenbouwkundige Basisbegrippen 3
2012 - Designing with Natural Processes
2013 - Workshop: Landscape architectonic design resources: vegetation, soil, water and ecosystems
2015 - Graduation Studio Landscape Architecture: Flowscapes
2015 - Graduation Studio Landscape Architecture: Flowscapes
2017 - Graduation Studio Landscape Architecture: Flowscapes
2017 - Graduation Studio Landscape Architecture: Flowscapes
2016 - Green Architecture: Designing with Plants
2016 - Green Architecture: Designing with Plants
2016 - Landscape as Object of Architecture
2016 - Villa Urbana: Design of an Experimental Ensemble
2016 - Villa Urbana: Design of an Experimental Ensemble
2016 - Graduation Studio Landscape Architecture: Flowscapes
2016 - Graduation Studio Landscape Architecture: Flowscapes
2017 - The Fine Dutch Tradition
2017 - Green Architecture: Designing with Plants
2017 - Urban Landscape Systems, Typologies and Strategies
2018 - Green Architecture: Designing with Plants
2018 - The Fine Dutch Tradition
2018 - Urban Landscape Systems, Typologies and Strategies
2018 - Graduation Studio Landscape Architecture: Flowscapes
2018 - Graduation Studio Landscape Architecture: Flowscapes
2018 - Under the sky: Fieldwork
2018 - Under the sky: Fieldwork
2018 - Parkscape: Designing Experiences in an Era of Climate Change
2018 - Parkscape: Designing Experiences in an Era of Climate Change
2019 - Architecture and Landscape: Theory, Method and Critical Thinking
2019 - Graduation Studio Landscape Architecture: Flowscapes
2019 - Graduation Studio Landscape Architecture: Flowscapes
ancillary activities
Director/Board Member/Associate/Partner/Owner - saskia de wit tuin en landschap

2018-01-01 - 2020-01-01