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Stijn Koole / Bosch Slabbers

(Under)water Architecture
May 2, 2012 - 5:30pm

Stijn Koole will present a lecture entitled "(Under)water Architecture" in Knowlton Hall's Gui Auditorium on Wednesday, May 2 at 5:30PM. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Koole is a landscape architect with nine years of working experience at the firm Bosch Slabbers. Koole works on a broad pallet of multi-scale design projects in The Netherlands and United States. He explores the complex matter of turning spatial problems into opportunities for safe housing, recreational purposes and gaining ecological and spatial qualities. Cooperating with architects, government officials (local, regional and national), developing companies and engineers is part of his daily work.  As a team member of a select group of Dutch professionals, on invitation by Waggonner & Ball architects, the Royal Netherlands Embassy in Washington, DC, and the American Planning Association, Koole participated in the Urban Planning Workshops: Dutch Dialogues II & Dutch Dialogues III. The Dutch Dialogues workshops intended to develop jointly illustrative solutions and design approaches that could make New Orleans more flood-proof, sustainable, resilient, and attractive from both urban design and economic perspectives.

Koole’s graduate research thesis at Arizona State University presented an argument for the need of water buffer areas on preserves, applicable nationwide, and was awarded first price in the American Society of Landscape Architects National Student Design Competition (2002).