Lisa Diedrich


Jury 2024 /

Lisa Diedrich is the LILA 2023 Honour Award Winner.




Prof. Dr Lisa Diedrich (b. 1965, Minden, Germany) studied landscape architecture, architecture, and urbanism and has a certificate in journalism. Her teaching record spans over two decades and comprises various landscape architecture programmes at universities in Sweden, Denmark, Germany, The Netherlands, Spain, Argentina and Australia.

She held several academic positions; the recent ones include the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and, since this year, she has been a professor at the Walter Gropius Chair, University of Buenos Aires, Faculty of Architecture, Design and Urbanism, Argentina.

Between 2017 – 2022 she led the research platform SLU Urban Futures at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Alnarp, Sweden, where she dedicated her work to the research of urbanisation processes from the landscape architecture perspective. She has been specifically interested in the transformations of post-industrial areas into a living environment fit for the future.

She was on numerous juries, boards and scientific committees, both inside and outside academia. She founded Diedrich DesignCritic, where she worked independently as a consultant for public and private clients on theory and practice in landscape architecture. She has consulted the most renowned European studios, many of them past LILA winners. Between 2000 and 2006, she was a personal advisor to the City Architect, Dpt of Public Constructions, City of Munich, Germany. She speaks eight languages.

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