Stefan Tischer

Aga Khan Visiting Professor in Landscape Architecture

Stefan Tischer is a Landscape Architect from Berlin/Germany and a Professor of Landscape Architecture at the University of Sassari in Sardinia/Italy. He was previously professor and director (chair) of the School of Landscape Architecture at the University of Montreal and professor for landscape theory and design and department director (chair) at ENSP (École Nationale Supérieure de Paysage) in Versailles/France.

With his firm „Stefan TISCHER – Landschaftsarchitekt“ he was involved in masterplan projects in Germany, France, Italy, Denmark, Canada, and Trinidad & Tobago but also worked at the scale of built project like on the transition from building to exterior space (e.g. new concepts for green facades and green roofs) or experimental gardens and installations.

Among his most important realized projects are several university campuses (Dresden, Wismar, Berlin-Adlershof) and the memorial site of the Former Women Concentration Camp in Ravensbrück (with Philipp and Stefanie Oswalt).

He is the founder and scientific director of LandWorks, an association that promotes on-site operational workshops and alternative urban regeneration in close coherence with local communities. For his professional work, he received the Belmont Award for Landscape Architecture. Stefan was involved in the conception of the International Journal for Landscape Architecture „Topos“ and was an Associate Researcher of the UNESCO Chair for Landscape and Environment CUPEUM.

He has been widely published, has given worldwide lectures, and has been appointed as a design critic and expert for evaluating programs in the academic field, as well as a jury member or chairperson in professional design competitions.