Stefan Tischer

Aga Khan Visiting Professor in Landscape Architecture

Stefan Tischer is landscape architect from Germany and professor for landscape architecture at University of Sassari in Sardinia. He was before professor and director of the School of Landscape Architecture at University of Montreal and professor for landscape theory and design and department director at ENSP (École Nationale Supérieure de Paysage) in Versailles.

With his firm „Stefan TISCHER – Landschaftsarchitekt“ he was involved in mastplan 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 (f.e. new concepts for green facades and green roofs) or experimental gardens and installations.

Among his most important realized projects are several university campus (Dresden, Wismar, Berlin-Adlershof) and the memorial site of the former women concentration camp in Ravensbrück (with Philipp and Stefanie Oswalt).

He is founder and scientific director of LandWorks, an association to promote in-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 associate researcher of the UNESCO Chair for Landscape and Environment CUPEUM.

He widely published, gave worldwide lectures and was appointed as design critic and expert for the evaluation of programs in the academic field as well as jury member or chairperson in professional design competitions.