principal designer and consultant, member, American Society of Landscape Architects and American Community Gardening Association Board of Directors
Artemisia Landscape Design
5/a Margit krt.,
Telephone: +36 20 958-25-45
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Landscape architecture Ph.D teaching in European faculties since 2003 while managing design/consultancy firm. Areas of research and professional interest: sociology of public spaces, methods of public participation in spatial planning, sustainable design, urban environmental issues and civil society, inclusive design, social/spatial justice.
International Master's of Landscape Architecture Program (IMLA), Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences, Faculty of Landscape architecture, Freising, Germany, and Nürtingen-Geislingen University, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, 2009-present.
Courses taught: Integrated Planning and Design for Sustainable Urban Peripheries in Europe; Methods of Participation in Planning; Linguistic and Cultural Concepts in Landscape Architecture.
Additional responsibilities: Plan, co-direct and evaluate international planning studio projects. Serve as thesis supervisor for MLA candidates.
Budapest Corvinus University, Faculty of Landscape Architecture, Department of Garden and Open Space Design, B.Sc. and M.Sc programs, 2003-2012.
Courses taught: Community-Supported Green Spaces; Communication Techniques for Plan Presentation.
Additional duties: Plan, lead and evaluate community design studios, supervise undergraduate theses. Collaborated on TEKA research project to develop a national landmarks database.
Adjunct lecturer/visiting scholar
Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, Budapest, 2010.
Mendel University, Faculty of Horticulture, Brno, Czech Republic, 2009.
Budapest Technical University, Faculty of Architecture, Community Design Program. Guest lecturer, 2009 and 2010.
CONSULTANCY AND TRAINING WORK
Edible Estates, collaboration for family vegetable gardens, Budapest, 2012.
Seedling Trust, communications and web design/content, 2012-present.
Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe. Freelance editor, 2009-present.
Milieu policy consultancy, Brussels. Freelance editor, 2011-present.
Central European University. Sustainable Campus Initiative, 2011.
City of Budapest, Nehru Park/Central European Time project. Led community participation for public-private partnership for $2 million public park renovation to accompany $45 million mixed-use development, 2008-2009.
Environmental Partnership for Sustainable Development. Serve as design and training consultant for Green Belt community space design project, Budapest. Created training materials and evaluated applications for $1,000,000 community open space small grants scheme. Revised guidelines and strategy. 2008-present.
Roma Parliament, Budapest. Co-led student community design workshops for adapting historic site into a Roma cultural center, 2009.
Studio Metropolitana Urban Planning and Research Center, Budapest. Consultant and project manager for Common Spaces public space revitalization project, trainer for Danube Urban Dialogue, 2007-2010.
Green Leaf Program, Clean Air Action Group, Budapest. Designed and consulted for residential blocks, schools and other grant recipients of $800,000 community greening program, 2007-2008.
"From front yard to table: a history of growing food in the Wekerle Estate." In: Edible Estates: Attack on the Front Lawn. Metropolis books, 2012, contributing author.
Design Guidelines for Courtyard Gardens. Published online in 2012 by the Environmental Partnership for Sustainable Development. www.okotars.hu
10 Spaces. Book on the history, design and social aspects of public squares of Budapest, published by the City of Budapest, 2010. Sole author.
How to Turn a Place Around. Revisions and case studies for Hungarian-language edition of Project for Public Spaces handbook, published by Environmental Partnership for Sustainable Development, 2008.
Unprotected Heritage - Residential Buildings of the Jewish Quarter. Revisions to English edition. Budapest City Hall, 2008. Revisions to English edition.
"Sustainable Neighborhood Revitalization Through Community Gardens." In: Urban Green Book, published by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and European Commission Urban Green as a Key for Sustainable Cities, 2008.
SELECTED RECENT PUBLICATIONS
Community Greening Review, joint publication of Cornell University and American Community Gardening Association. Editorial team, 2009-2012.
European Commission, Sustainable Energy Europe campaign website, www.sustenergy.org Content contributor, 2010.
"Matyas Ter: Catalyst for Neighborhood Renaissance." Full paper accepted for European Council of Landscape Architecture Schools annual conference, Warsaw, Poland, 2012.
"Towards the Common Good: Social Justice in Landscape Architecture Education." Full paper accepted for ECLAS annual conference, Sheffield, England, 2011.
"A community-supported green space system for Budapest." Paper, Fabos Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning, University of Massachusetts, Amherst and Corvinus University, Budapest, 2010.
"Greening the Courtyards of Budapest." Poster, X-Larch Landscape: Great Idea! conference, University of Natural Resources, Vienna, Austria, 2009.
"The Tavaszmező Artists Garden." Paper, Alternative Culture(s) and Urban Space International Conference, Central European University, 2009.
"Palimpsest in Leaves and Stone: Olmsted's Shawnee Park Garden." Poster presentation, Alliance for Historic Landscape Preservation annual conference, Athens, Georgia, 2007.
"Community gardens: A New Kind of School for the Innovative Landscape Architect." Poster presentation, European Council of Landscape Architecture Schools (ECLAS) annual conference, 2002.
RECENT DESIGNS, COMPETITIONS
City of Budapest, District XIX. Design for urban orchard, 2012.
Healing Garden, Tata, Hungary. Proposal for community green space, 2012.
Rainsberry residential landscape, Budapest, 2012.
Biedermann Palace, Szentegát, Hungary. Proposal for 19th century palace garden redesign as demonstration gardens and community space, 2011.
Central European University, Budapest, roof garden design, 2011.
GTC Hungary, Budapest Bank Headquarters, landscape design concept for major new office development, 2010
Demeter residential landscape for leading architect's home, 2010
TBWA Advertising agency, conceptual gardens, 2007-2011
Budapest District III Medical Clinics, design for healing garden, 2009
American International School, Budapest, educational landscape, 2008
Greater Grace International School, bird habitat garden and outdoor learning curriculum development, 2007-2008
British International School of Budapest, educational landscape, 2007
Budapest Social Services Homeless Shelter, perennial garden, 2007-2008
Margit house courtyard and Keleti Károly street courtyard gardens, awarded full funding from municipality, Budapest, 2009
Bauhaus villa garden restoration, Budapest, 2007-2011
Modernist residential landscape, Pomáz, Hungary, 2008-2010
Tátra street courtyard garden, Budapest, 2007
EDUCATION, PROFESSIONAL TRAINING
Budapest Corvinus University, Faculty of Landscape Architecture. Ph.D, highest honors, 2007.
Royal Botanic Gardens of Kew, School of Horticulture, certificate, 2002.
Central European University, Department of History, M.A., 1997.
University of Louisville, B.A., art history and literature, high honors, 1990.
Project for Public Spaces, New York. Placemaker training, 2008.
SPECIAL RESEARCH AND STUDY PROJECTS
Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden, Cape Town, South Africa. Outreach team member for township school gardens, 2003.
Royal Botanic Gardens of Kew, arboretum staff, 2002.
Louisville Olmsted Parks Conservancy, researcher. Documented lost Olmsted garden, created proposal included in parks master plan, 2000.
All basic programs, Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, AutoCAD, WPS Content Management System, MailChimp
Languages spoken: English (native) Hungarian (fluent) French (basic)
American Society of Landscape Architects, International member, former Residential Landscape Architecture Professional Practice Network chair.
American Community Gardening Association, Board member, 2007-2012.
U.S. Peace Corps, English and environmental education, 1993-1995