Patricia Bijvoet Landscape Architect MLA


  • Master of Agricultural Science, Wageningen University, The Netherlands, July 1988; Major: Garden and Landscape Architecture, Minor: Spatial Planning, Applied Communication Science.
  • Undergraduate degree, Wageningen University, The Netherlands, September 1985; Landscape Architecture

Professional Experience

Chief Designer, Department of Urban Planning and Sustainability (former Department of Physical Planning), Amsterdam, Jan 1, 2015 – Aug1, 2015

Chief Designer, Department of Physical Planning, Amsterdam,  Mar 1, 2005 – July 31, 2015

Chief Designer in Training, Department of Physical Planning, Amsterdam, Mar 1, 2003 – Jun 30, 2005

Senior Urban designer, Department of Physical Planning, Amsterdam, May 1, 1998 – Feb 28, 2003

Urban Designer, Department of Physical Planning, Amsterdam, Sept 1, 1995 – April 30, 1998

Urban Designer, de Hoog ׀ ontwerp + onderzoek (design +research), Amsterdam 1994 – 1995

Landscape Designer, TOPOS, Berlin  1992 – 1993

Urban Designer, Zandvoort – planning & advise, Berlin  1992 – 1993

Urban Designer, Buro Wissing urban design and physical planning BV Barendrecht,  1991 – 1992

Freelance Landscape Architect, clients included: Maastricht Municipality, West 8VillaNova, Kuiper Compagnons, Rotterdam  1989 – 1991

Recent Activities, 2014-2017

  • Research on development in Greater Los Angeles, focus on drought, history, transportation, housing
  • AIA|LA & DPC Professional Volunteer Program
  • Jury member at USC Masters Landscape Architecture program
  • Volunteer for several Culver City and Los Angeles projects: member of the Pedestrian and Bicycle Advisory Committee for the City of Culver City, member of sub-commission Afforable Housing Culver City, LADOT Pedestrian and Bicycle count, Culver City Homeless count, Election campaign Meghan Sahli-Wells Culver City

Selection Projects Department of Physical Planning (dRO), Amsterdam

Team Waterfront, 2011- 2015

  • Project team member: developing astrategic plan  with environmental, infrastructural and planning conditions to transform an industrial area into a mixed-use urban area, Transformation Strategy  Harbor City
  • Project leader: urban plan for a new island, Centrumeiland, with a residential housing program.
  • Project leader: preparation of vacant-lot development for self build houses and of empty real estate; Situation-design new swimming pool in urban park
  • Project team member sustainable design: rainproof and flood-proof design Northern waterfront; Development toolkit CO2-neutral urban design;
  • Research leader: mind mapping the Amsterdam Housing Market in relation to urban politics; city logistics and urban delivery related to expected growth of Amsterdam;

Team  IJburg, Zeeburgereiland, 2008 – 2011

  • Project leader: urban plan for Middeneiland, for  6,500 houses, from landform to the housing and amenity program and transportation.

Team Structure, City, Region, detachment at city district Slotervaart, 2007 – 2008

  • Project leader: urban renewal projects in Overtoomse Veld, local Municipality Amsterdam
  • Project team member: Masterplan Almere Pampus, design and calculating process for a new housing area in the city of Almere

Team Economy and economic development zones, 2001 – 2007

  • Project team member: preparing General Plan for Amsterdam Opting for Urbanity 2001-2002
  • Project leader: urban development Science Park Amsterdam 1999-2006
  • Team member: Restructuring older economic development zones
  • Research leader: studies on intensifying urban space

Selection Projects former employers/clients

At de Hoog ׀ ontwerp + onderzoek

  • Historical and morphological atlas Zaanstad and Leidsche Rijn
  • Regional structure plan for the island of Walcheren, Strategy of the two networks
  • Urban plan Almelo-Nijrees, 800 houses

At Wissing

  • Masterplan housing area Dierdonk, Helmond

As Freelance Landscape architect in Berlin

  • Development Potsdamer Platz, at TOPOS, Urban Planning, Urban Research, Landscape Architecture
  • Acquisition and urban design Berlin and Brandenburg, Zandvoort, planning & advice.

As Freelance Landscape architect in the Netherlands

  • Landscape plan harbor area, Antwerpen, for West 8
  • Development perspective Maasdal between Maastricht and Luik, for the City of Maastricht
  • Landscape design border project, for the City of Maastricht
  • Urbanization study in-between two cities, for VillaNova
  • Structural vision for the city of Dordrecht, for Kuiper Compagnons

Selection additional projects 1989 – 2014

  • Presentation Architecture Biennale Belgrade (BINA), Serbia, 2014
  • Symposium, Swiss planning instruments and Dutch planning instruments compared, Zürich, 2014
  • Guest teacher at the Amsterdam Academy for Architecture, design workshops, between 2006 – 2012
  • Unsolicited architecture Beirut, international workshop on rebuilding a war zone area, Lebanon, organized by Volume, Magazine for Architecture and Design, 2007
  • First price in Eo Wijers regional design competition Maas/Rijn European Region (Tower of Babel) 1989
  • Exhibition Delta Expo, Delta Works after the 1953 flood, 1989
  • Oeverture project, interdisciplinary design on river banks of the Rhine (collaboration Wageningen University – Architecture Academy, Arnhem – Art Academy, Arnhem) 1988
  • Several national and international design seminars.

Computer and Language skills

  • Microsoft, Adobe, GIS: active
  • Micro-station and CADD: basic level
  • Native speaker: Dutch
  • Full professional proficiency: English, German
  • Basic knowledge: French

Skills and competences

  • Interdisciplinary team player: inspired collaborations with professionals from different fields. I am often praised for my ability to energize team processes;
  • Analytical and Strategic focus: I am able to analytically unravel complex questions and figure out dynamic or strategic solutions;
  • I switch easily between scales and combine design of public space with urban design and urban planning on a higher scale level;

Courses and Training

  • Triumph of the City, Towards a Strong Public Sector Intensive 12 days course for experienced urban professionals. Comparison of six cities and six strategies on different themes (economics, immigration, culture, housing, sustainability, safety), PBLQ (Dutch Institute for Public Administration), 2013-2014
  • Estimate costs and revenues on Land Development, in-house 2 day workshop, OGA (Land and Development, City of Amsterdam), 2011
  • Master class Science-Region Maastricht, Liège, Aachen, three- weeks on location on regional urban planning, 2005 – 2006
  • Several courses on presentation, personal development, inter-vision techniques and coaching (1995-2014).

Profesional Affiliations

Last employer

City of Amsterdam

The department of Urban Planning and Sustainability

P.O. Box 2758

1000 CT Amsterdam

The Netherlands

Letters of Recommendation

  • Available on request

Contact information

8947 Hubbard Street #A

Culver City

CA, 90232


cell: 310-614-9608

Permanent resident of the USA, work permit

Private Links

Twitter: @PatriciaBijvoet

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