Partner & Design Director,
Tilman Latz has been leading the office for landscape architecture and urban planning since 2011 after a ten-year partnership with Anneliese and Peter Latz. Since 2016 he shares the responsibility with his wife Iris Dupper. He has over 20 years of professional experience in a wide variety of projects. Deeply committed to ecological urban renewal, he is also interested in the socio—political potential of combined planning strategies, the interface of architecture and landscape and the meaning of material and memory. Projects bearing his signature include the award-winning conversions of the former harbours in Bremerhaven into a new neighbourhood centre and the transformation of Turin’s largest urban industrial wasteland into Parco Dora, the redesign of St Peter’s Square at the heart of the city in Manchester or ‘The Garden at 120’, the City of London’s largest public roof garden. When Tilman was appointed to lead an interdisciplinary team to design the master plan for Crystal Palace Park in 2006, he established a branch office in London, which also completed a number of projects in the United Kingdom. He and his team are currently working in many countries within the European Union, particularly Luxemburg, France, Belgium, Croatia and Italy, alongside large projects in Israel and China. Beyond that Tilman is a member of the German Werkbund Bavaria and actively engaged in the Bavarian board of the BDLA (Federation of German Landscape Architects). Additionally he became a voted representative within the Bavarian Chamber of Architects since 2017. Tilman Latz graduated in landscape architecture from the University of Kassel in 1993 and went on to study architecture in Kassel and London. His year of studies at the Architectural Association in London was particularly formative for his intellectual development and design approach. From 1997 to 2001, he worked as a project leader for Francoise Jourda Architectes (JAP) in Paris. There, he managed major projects like the Advanced Training Academy in Herne-Sodingen, a head project of the internationally renowned IBA-Emscher-Park, which was a prototype for sustainable construction and the use of solar energy on the site of the former Mont-Cenis coal mine. He oversaw a project for a new market hall at the Place du 8 May in Lyon and the Buildings of the new Botanical Gardens in Bordeaux. In 2001, Tilman left Paris to join the office founded by his parents in Kranzberg. Tilman Latz was able to share his experience as a visiting lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, where he also taught studios in 2001 and 2003. He took on a two-year guest professorship at the University of Kassel in 2012. He is a sought-after expert and lecturer at national and international events, universities and municipal institutions.