Landscape Architect bdla ∙ ByAK ∙ Hon FRIBA Anneliese Latz

Anneliese Latz

Founder & Senior Director
Landscape Architect bdla ∙ ByAK ∙ Hon FRIBA

Anneliese Latz lives and works with her husband Peter Latz in Kranzberg near Munich, Germany. In 2011, they decided to hand over the practice to the younger generation, but she still continues to share her valuable experience to the office.

During her career, she has worked on a wide variety of projects with a focus in urban planning, including the Marburg Hospital rooftops, the University of Marburg campus, the garden of the Federal Bank in Kassel, the garden and courtyards of the new Administration building SOKA-Bau, Wiesbaden, the garden and restored stream along the Wacker office and residential complex in Prinzregentenstrasse, Munich, and the Granta Science Park near Cambridge. The open spaces and scientific garden of the Shell Research and Technology Centre Thornton, Chester, were designed in a wonderful collaboration between Anneliese, Peter and Tilman Latz with the artist philosopher Ian Hamilton Finlay.

In the last decade, her work has focused more on the administration of the growing practice and on the collaboration in publications, public relations and numerous lectures.

In 2016, Anneliese and Peter Latz were awarded an Honorary Fellowship by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).

Anneliese Latz gained her diploma in landscape architecture from the Technische Universität München in 1963 after studying there almost at the same time as Peter Latz.
She worked as an urban planner at the Deutsche Landentwicklung for a year at the Ministry of Construction in Saarbrücken for a short period of time. In Aachen, she focused on small-scale projects due to family commitments. This work experience provided the basis for the foundation of the office in 1968 and the subsequent 50 years of cooperation with her husband (and from 2011 with her son Tilman).