Prof. Dr. Nicole Pfoser


Work focus

Object planning
Facade and roof greening
Future-oriented planning and building
Urban development

What makes the profession of landscape architect:

In a comparison of all architectural tasks, landscape architecture represents for me the “supreme discipline” alongside the subject area of functional, energy-efficient and resource-saving building. The task area of the landscape architect with the positive effects on city and building, energy consumption, water cycle, climate and quality of life is essential for a future-oriented planning and building as well as for the adaptation of cities to the climate problem.

What I would like to recommend to my students:

The first solution does not have to be the best – therefore it is important to remain critical (also towards one’s own work), to analyze, to question and to evaluate. The goal is to consider process, form and function as inseparable criteria of design, and to develop responsible solutions that take into account ecological, economic, social and cultural qualities.

My tips for your studies:

…and beyond: Be curious and open!
Benefit from the diversity of opinions and knowledge of togetherness – form networks!
Attentively observe, question and understand nature, natural processes, but also exemplary projects (best on site). Learn to see consciously in order to recognize qualities and to be able to transfer them to your own work. Efficient solutions can be found in the simple, in the old – perhaps forgotten over generations – as well as in innovative, future construction methods, materials and techniques.