Marianne Levinsen is one of the most prominent Danish landscape architects of her generation. Her architectural practice embodies a contemporary awareness of the environmental and social challenges in our urban spaces, combined with a comprehensive knowledge of the material and conceptual dimensions of landscape design and urban planning. Since starting her own office in Copenhagen in 2002, Marianne Levinsen has realized a large number of public and private projects, and gained wide recognition for her unique sense of place, space and material. Her projects range in scale from large urban master-plans to private gardens, yet always maintaining a focus on the intimate relationship between the human scale and the built environment.
The effects of the climate changes and global warming has a direct impact on architectural practice in general, and landscape architecture in particular. Marianne Levinsen is presently working with several large-scale projects in Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Germany some of them in close corporation with building architects.
Marianne Levinsen has received honorary awards from Nationalbankens Jubilæumsfond, the Henning Larsen Fund, The Dreyers Fund, and is a recipient of the Eckersberg Medal from the Royal Danish Academy. Along with her architectural practice, she has held a position as a board- member of the Public Art dept. at The Danish National Arts Foundation, and she is a jury member at the Danish Architects Association.
Born in Stockholm June 22nd, 1963.
Educated tapestry weaver at Jette Gemzøe, Copenhagen, 1984 – 1987
Graduated from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture, Copenhagen, in 1995
Worked at the studio of Professor Sven-Ingvar Andersson, from 1995 – 2000 alongside teaching at the School of Architecture at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts from 1995 – 2005
Managing director of own studio – Marianne Levinsen Landskab ApS – since 2002.