Educated as a landscape architect and urban designer, I have worked in design practices (e.g. B&B, Sant en Co and Mecanoo) for several years before going into academia. Since 2004, I teach at Wageningen University. In 2010, I received my PhD on urban climate responsive design and since 2020 I have been serving as Full Professor and Chair Holder landscape architecture.
My focus in research is on climate responsive design and Research Through Designing.