Herbert Dreiseitl

, Atelier Dreiseitl (Ramboll Studio Dreiseitl) and Liveable Cities Lab (Ramboll)
Profile / Bio: 

Herbert Dreiseitl is Harvard GSD Loeb Fellow, and Fellow of the Center of Liveable Cities in Singapore and a renowned Landscape Architect, Urban Designer, Water Artist, Interdisciplinary Planner, and currently Visiting Professor at the National University of Singapore (NUS). He lectures worldwide and has authored many publications including three editions of Recent Waterscapes, Planning, Building and Designing with Water. 

Herbert Dreiseitl has 40 years of experience and is the founder of Atelier Dreiseitl now Ramboll Studio Dreiseitl, a globally integrated design firm with a 40-year history of excellence in urban design, landscape architecture and ecological waterscapes. He also created the “Liveable Cities Lab”, a think-tank at the Ramboll Group International.

He is an internationally highly respected expert in creating Liveable Cities around the world with a special hallmark on the inspiring and innovative use of water to tackle climate crisis and other urban environmental challenges, connecting technology with aesthetics and encouraging people to take care and develop a sense of ownership for places and spaces. He has realized ground-breaking contemporary projects in the fields of urban design, urban hydrology, water art, stormwater management, planning and landscape architecture such as Berlin Potsdamer Platz with Renzo Piano, Tanner Springs Park, Portland, Oregon, USA, Paragon McLaren London alongside with Norman Foster, Queens Botanical Garden NYC and Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park in Singapore.

He is teaching at National University of Singapore and lecturing at Harvard Graduate School of Design, MIT and other universities. He coordinated and finalized research projects such as, “Enhancing Blue-Green and Social Performance in High-Density Urban Environments with MIT, Harvard GSD, NUS, and ZU, for a successful implementation of Blue-Green Infrastructures (BGI) to dense cities. Today, Herbert is independent consultant. He and his wife created DREISEITL consulting GmbH, which focuses on urban initiative projects, academic activities and research in worldwide collaboration with universities, municipalities and private developers. They are currently delivering workshops and advisory services around the world to cities and initiatives to improve resilience.