Niké van Keulen MSc

landscape architect BNT / associate

‘During her study at the University of Wageningen Niké van Keulen had already shown a fascinated interest in landscape-based town planning, as is evident in the award-winning project Melun-Sénart / Ville Nouvelle which was adjudicated with honours. Within her working life this interest has been developed while being a partner at Lubbers & van Keulen Landscaping Architects in ’s-Hertogenbosch since 1988, and since 1995 as an associate partner at MTD landschapsarchitecten in ’s-Hertogenbosch. Her membership of the Aesthetics Committees of Almere and The Hague are directly related to this interest.
Prominent projects include a number of urban development plans in a vulnerable landscape-based setting such as ’t Vaneker in Enschede, the Akkerlanen in Waalwijk, and a number of development plans in a valuable culture-historical context, such as the Hessenberg in Nijmegen, the Koemarkt in Purmerend, the Stadswalzone in ‘s-Hertogenbosch and the Theaterbastion of Muiderslot.
Some of the honourable awards that have been won are the Welstands (Aesthetics Committee) Award North Holland 2011 and the Bouwpluim (building plume) Award 2012-2013 for the Koemarkt (cattle market), the Architecture Award Nijmegen 2011 and the nomination for the Mies van der Rohe Award 2013/2014 for the Hessenberg.’