Simon Colwillsimon Portrait_Web
BA Hons, Dip Hons. Landscape Architecture

Short CV
2014 – 2018 Landscape Architecture and the Time Factor, DFG Research Projekt
2013-2016 “European DesignBuild Knowledge Network“, research project of the European Union, Erasmus Mundus program
2013 Founding of OSST-Berlin Open Space Studio
2006-2012/2013-2014 Assistant Professor with teaching responsibilities at the department of landscape construction, TU Berlin
2004-2005/2012-2013 Lecturer at the Technical University of Berlin
1995-2006 Employee of various Landscape Architecture firms in Berlin
1994 Diploma at the University of Greenwich, London

Research
2014 – 2018 Landscape Architecture and the Time Factor, DFG Research Projekt
Construction research on the contextual change of built landscape elements and the development of optimisation strategies.
2013 – 2016 “European DesignBuild Knowledge Network“, research project funded by the European Union´s Erasmus Mundus program at the TU-Berlin, Department of Architecture, Chair of International Urban Studies (Habitat Unit), Prof. Misselwitz.
Development of an international knowledge exchange network for all stakeholders involved in design-build projects in an academic context The project runs in cooperation with the Vienna University of Technology (Östereich), Associazione Archintorno (Italien), German University Cairo (Ägyptien) and Dalhousie University (Canada).

Teaching
2013–2014 Assistant Professor at the Technischen Universität Berlin. (50%), Department of Landscape Construction, Institute of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning, Prof. Loidl-Reisch
– Supervision of design studio projects
– Seminars on construction and building materials, landscape design, project planning, construction detailing and Vernacular construction techniques
– Supervision of practical training workshops
– Co-supervisor of the interdisciplinary Mexico project (architects, landscape architects and civil engineers) including project implementation in Mexico.
Responsibilities outside of teaching:
– Supervision of Bachelor, Diploma and Master Theses
– Chairman of the Working Group bachelor and master reform
Concept, design, illustration, presentation and development of the
new bachelor study program “Landscape architecture”
– Erasmus coordination, European Exchange Coordinator
– Excursion preparation and supervision
– Organisation and coordination of fundraising events
– Urban planning and landscape architectural excursions
2012–2013 Lecturer at the TU-Berlin for master and bachelor studio projects
2006–2012 Assistant Professor at the Technischen Universität Berlin. (100%), see above
2004 Lecturer at the TU-Berlin, Department of Presentation und Design, Prof. Trillitzsch, Seminar „Computer-aided drawing and design”

Teaching References

Competition Jury Member
2014 Competition management and Jury member: Student design competition for a concrete theme garden as part of the Federal Garden Show 2015, Brandenburg an der Havel
2013 Jury: student competition “More flowers for the Kurfürstendamm ”
Competition for new Planting containers on the Kurfürstendamm, Berlin. Action of the AG City, Senate Department, District, AG City and TU-Berlin

Competition preliminary assessment
2012 Preliminary assessment: International urban and open space planning competition „Rote Kaserne West“, Potsdam
2012 Preliminary assessment: International urban and open space planning competition former “Langer Stall” and “alte Feuerwache” Potsdam
2011 Preliminary assessment: Supervising and and carrying out the preliminary assessment of the International Landscape Architectural design competition Olivaer Platz

Awards
2013 – 2014 UNESCO official project of the UN Decade 2013/2014 ” Education for Sustainable Development ”
For the project : ` European Design Build Knowledge Network ” – EDBKN , research project of the European Union , Erasmus Mundus program at the TU Berlin
2005 Gustav -Meyer Prize, for outstanding planned , built and maintained public green spaces and parks. Project: “Neighbourhood Park Wassertor” Berlin, with the firm Schmidt -Seifert

Publications
Editor for “Designing for Bougainvilleas ”
Interdisciplinary Workshop and Design-Build Studio Mexiko 2013
2013, ISBN 978-3-9812464-5-2

„ Detailed Design “ and „Landscape design concept“ (with C. Neumann)
In: Eine Marmeladenmanufaktur für Naxii, Design-Build Studio Mexiko 2012,
S. 38-41, 43-45, 2012, ISBN 978-3-9812464-3-8

„Is this possible?“
In: Eine Schule für Zaachila, Design-Build Studio Mexiko 2010,
S. 94-98, 2010, ISBN 978-3-9812464-2-1

 „Interdisciplinarity “
In: Mexiko Praktikumsseminar 2008, Design-Build Studio Mexiko 2008
S. 18-21, 2008, ISBN 978-3-9812464-0-7

Key services
Team + Collaborations