Jacqueline OSTY is a landscape architect working in Paris. A graduate of the national landscape architecture school of Versailles, she founded her own office in 1983, renamed in 2007 Atelier Jacqueline Osty & Associés (AJOA). She teaches at the National Landscape Architecture School (ENSNP) of Blois, France.
Known for her ability to translate landscape as structure with a strong architectural feeling, Jacqueline has worked on many urban design projects for most of France’s major cities. She has developed a very contextual and sensitive approach to the site, working back and forth from a large territorial scale to the scale of small details. Each project is like a fine piece of weaving. In her landscape design, Jacqueline sets out clear and simple lines in contrast with a richness of textures and materials. Her works covers a variety of landscape types from large public parks, public places to urban restructuring.
She has won the Prize for Urban Planning (Parks and Gardens) in 1994 and the National Prize of Landscape in 2005 for the Park Saint-Pierre in Amiens. She has also received the Silver Medal from the Architecture Academy Foundation. She has won the Grand National Prize Ecodistrict 2009 for the Bonne Park in Grenoble, the Landscape victories Prize in 2012, the E.G.H.N. Prize ‘Innovative contemporary concept or design’ in 2015 for the Martin Luther King Park in Paris, the Architecture and Urbanism Grand Prix of Haute Normandie 2014 for the Presqu’ile Rollet park in Rouen and the Architecture and Urbanism of Vendée for the waterfront of the Sables d’Olonne.