Thorbjörn Andersson has practiced landscape architecture since 1981, having studied landscape architecture, architecture, and art history in Sweden and the United States. He is probably most known for his work in the planning and design of public spaces in the city. A selection of these projects, which have received awards and international attention, were published in the book Platser/Places in 2003. Recent projects include the Physic Garden at Novartis, Basel (2012), the Campus Park at Umeå University (2010); Hyllie plaza in Malmö (2010); Sjövik plaza in Stockholm (2009); Sandgrund park in Karlstad (2008).
Thorbjörn Andersson has been author or co-author of numerous essays and several books including Svensk Trädgårdskonst under fyrahundra år . He also was the founder and editor of the journal Utblick Landskap. An elected member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Arts he is currently professor at Swedish University of Applied Life Sciences in Ultuna, Sweden, in addition to his continuing practice. Teaching experience also includes visiting professorships at the GSD at the Harvard University, Cambridge (2001); the EPFL in Lausanne, Switzerland (2004); and the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign (2006).
For his contribution to the field of landscape architecture, in 2009 Thorbjörn Andersson was awarded the Prince Eugene Medal from His Majesty, the King of Sweden.