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Davorin Gazvoda

Davorin Gazvoda

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Educational Background:

Undergraduate Program (BLA): 1989 - University of Ljubljana, Biotechnical Faculty,
Graduate Program (MLA): 1993 - BF, University of Ljubljana, Biotechnical Faculty,
Doctoral degree (DDes): 1996 - Harvard University, Graduate School of Design:
Doctor of Design


Professor of landscape design, was born in 1965 in Novo mesto, Slovenia. He has BSc and MSc degrees in landscape architecture (University of Ljubljana, Biotechnical Faculty, Department of Landscape Architecture) and doctor of design degree (Graduate School of Design, Harvard University).
He is currently a vice dean of academic affairs of Biotechnical Faculty, University of Ljubljana and a full professor of landscape design, teaching studios at BSC and MSC level since 1989, a course in reclamation of derelict land, Thesis Seminar at landscape architecture program and Green Space Design at Faculty of Architecture, University of Ljubljana. He has more than 25 years of experience of teaching abroad especially conducting landscape design workshops at various universities in Turkey, China, Serbia, Croatia and Russia. He was a visiting professor at Beijing University from 2000 – 2010, and is active visiting professor at University of Novi Sad, Serbia (since 2005). His research work includes published articles, papers at international conferences and research reports. In a field of landscape design he accomplished (alone or as a member of design team) dozens of landscape and urban design projects and competitions, most of them awarded. Most important ones are: the 3rd prize in International Design Competition for Beijing Olympics 2008 (August 2002), implemented competition for cemetery in Novo mesto (Slovenia) for which he received (together with two other members of design team) the National Architectural Plečnik’s Award 2000 and was nominated for European Architecture Award “Mies Van Der Rohe”. Important international projects are also projects in China: national park Wulingyuan (in Hunan province), Dahuan Great Circle in Beijing, Grand Canal Design in Suzhou and Huzhou.
Beside his teaching, research and professional work he was active in various design competition and awards juries, was member of steering committee of European Council of Landscape Architecture Schools (ECLAS) and still participate in various professional bodies and committees.
He is a licensed landscape architect (Chamber of Architecture and Space of Slovenia).