Landscape Architect, Architect, Urban Planner ByAK ∙ bdla ∙ OAI Lux Tilman Latz

Tilman Latz

Partner & Design Director
Landscape Architect, Architect, Urban Planner ByAK ∙ bdla ∙ OAI Lux

Tilman Latz has been leading the office since 2011 after a ten-year partnership with Anneliese and Peter Latz (and since 2016 with his wife Iris Dupper).

He has over 20 years of professional experience in a wide variety of projects. Deeply committed to ecological urban renewal, he is also interested in the socio—political potential of combined planning strategies, the interface of architecture and landscape and the meaning of material and memory.

Projects bearing his signature include the award-winning conversions of the former harbours in Bremerhaven into a new neighbourhood centre and the transformation of Turin’s largest urban industrial wasteland into Parco Dora, the conversion of the former port Rambaud in Lyon, the redevelopment of Place Flagey in Brussels, St Peter’s Square in Manchester, the Kleiner Tiergarten Park in Berlin.

When Tilman was appointed to lead an interdisciplinary team to design the master plan for Crystal Palace Park in 2006, he established a branch office in London, which also completed a number of projects in the United Kingdom.

He and his team are currently working in Israel, Russia and China alongside projects in the European Union.
Beyond that Tilman is actively engaged in the Bavarian board of the BDLA (Federation of German Landscape Architects) and in the German Werkbund Bavaria.

Tilman Latz graduated in landscape architecture from the University of Kassel in 1993 and went on to study architecture in Kassel and London. His year of studies at the Architectural Association in London was particularly formative for his intellectual development and design approach.

From 1997 to 2001, he worked as a project leader for Francoise Jourda Architectes (JAP) in Paris. There, he managed major projects like the IBA Emscher Park, and the Advanced Training Academy in Herne-Sodingen which is a prototype for sustainable construction and use of solar energy on the site of the former Mont-Cenis coal mine. He oversaw the projects for a new market hall at Place du 8 May in Lyon and the new Botanical Gardens in Bordeaux. In 2001, Tilman left Paris to join the office founded by his parents in Kranzberg.

Tilman Latz was able to share his experience as a visiting lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, where he also taught studios in 2001 and 2003. He took on a two-year guest professorship in 2012 and continued to teach at the University of Kassel. He is a sought-after expert at national and international events, universities and municipal institutions.