Change as Tradition
Sylvia Karres
9 November 2018, 19:00-21:00
MSI 00.08 (Erasmusplein 2 - 3000 Leuven)

With reference to her own projects and the office Karres and Brands Sylvia Karres talks about her great fascination: transformation in city and landscape. What are the structures that remain intact over time and how can we use characteristics of the past in a new way in our contemporary projects?

Sylvia Karres (1956) studied landscape architecture at the de Rijks Hogere School voor Tuin- en Landschapsinrichting in Boskoop and at the Academy of Architecture in Amsterdam. She previously worked at Bureau Maas, the Province of Noord-Holland and during ten years as a designer and project leader at the Bakker and Bleeker offices (now B + B) in Amsterdam. In 1997 she founded, together with Bart Brands, the office Karres and Brands. Sylvia is director and co-owner of Karres and Brands.

With her bureau she works on varied and high-profile assignments in the field of landscape architecture, public space, urban design and infrastructure, both at home and abroad.

For 8 years, Sylvia was the spatial quality supervisor for the Rijkswaterstaat SAA project and she was / is a member of various advisory committees and juries such as the Stationsomgeving / Beurskwartier supervision team in Utrecht and the jury of the Gouden Piramide, the State Prize for good commissioning in the Netherlands.