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10 years of landscape architecture education

This book is about the first ten years of the master track in Landscape Architecture at the Department of Urbanism in the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment at TU Delft. It delves into the personal, educational, didactical, organizational and, above all, substantive dimensions of the teaching of this appealing and highly relevant discipline at the academic level.


cultivating creativity

The introduction discusses the context and events that led up to the development of the master track and influenced its further development – from the very first landscape architecture related appointments and initiatives in the 1940s to the first day in September 2010 when the programme began with seven participants, and on to the celebration of its tenth anniversary in 2021. 

The Master track programme in Landscape Architecture at the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment at TU Delft was launched in 2010. It all began with the introduction of the discipline of landscape architecture to the Faculty in 1948. The journey from this modest post-war beginning to the tenth anniversary of the Master track programme in 2020/2021 has been an adventurous one and can be broken down into three stages. The first stage – preparing - was a period in which education in landscape architecture was introduced and gradually developed. The decision to offer a Master track in Landscape Architecture was taken in 2007 and led to the planning stage, an intensive period of research and development culminating in the launch of the Master track in 2010. In the third stage - cultivating - the structure, content and delivery of the curriculum was refined and the scope of the programme was broadened. Over more than seventy years, the interplay between professors, teachers and students has brought landscape architecture education in Delft to a level of maturity of which the Faculty is justly proud.

In Inge Bobbink & Bieke Cattoor & Eric Luiten eds. LA.X. Celebrating 10 years of landscape architecture education TU Delft 2022. pp. 6-27. In collaboration with Inge Bobbink and Rene van der Velde.