About me

Landscape designer & Building/Landscape Information Model enthusiast

now based in the Sillicon Valley


University of Horticulture Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
1982-1987, Horticulture
Thesis: Multivariate Variance and Discriminance Analysis in Horticatlture Research

International Master of Landscape Architecture Rapperswil (Switzerland) / Weihenstephan (Germany) and Nürtingen (Germany)
2003-2007, Postgraduate part-time study Project and team managment, digital technolgies and cross border design



Chief Representative Beijing

2005-2018, Gnüchtel Triebswetter Landscape Architects Kassel (Germany)

Responsible for all the business aspects, coordination with clients and business partners, and contract management.

Design and Management

BIM/LIM Consultant


Consulting and teaching for Tsinghua University Tongheng Planning and Design Institute Beijing
Papers and presentations at 2nd and 3rd Digital Landscape Conference Nanjing, China
Paper and presentation at IFLA Conference Singapure 2018
Paper and presentation at Digital Landscape Architecture 2021 about bimTREEs Instructional demo at Autodesk University 2020 about generative design Developing software extensions for Autodesk Civil 3D LX-Stair
Developing ZeroTouchNode DynaTopos for Revit/Dynamo

Landscape Director

2011-2015, BHI Architects Consulting (Shanghai) Pty. Ltd.

Oversaw all landscape projects and led the landscape team at BHI Architects Shanghai, including large public spaces like
Zaozhuang Forest City Park, Zaozhuang Phoenix lake water reservoir

Principal Landscape Architect China

2007-2010, GHD Consulting (Beijing) Ltd

Oversaw and managed the landscape projects in GHD China offices (Beijing, Changsha and Hong Kong)
Introducing quality control management for detailed design documentation and WSUD (Water sensitive Urban Design)
Major projects: Siemens Center Beijing, Shenyang Gemdale International Garden

Design Director

2005-2007, THUPDI Tsinghua Tongheng Urban Planning and Design Institut,
Research Center for Landscape Architecture

Oversaw design, focused on water systems, constructed wetland, WSUD and playgrounds for the office key projects like
Beijing Olympic Forrest Park, Tieling Fanhe River Ecological Axis

Project Manager & Lead Engineer

2001-2005, Rainer Schmidt Landscape Architects

Managed project's detailed design, documentation, specification and site supervision for key projects like
Federal Garden Show (BUGA) 2005, Entrance plaza of the Bavarian National Museum Developed office standards for CAD, specifications and details

Site Engineer and Project Manager

1990-2001, Parks and Gardens Department of Dachau Municipality

Designed public open spaces with a focus on playgrounds and outdoor space of schools and kindergardens
Wrote specifications for maintenance of Dachau's parks and street trees
Designed and supervised steetside tree habitat improvments and large tree transplantations
Developed database for urban forest inventory Developed database for playground inventory Reviewed urban development and land use plans


1987-1990, United Tree Nurseries Dresden

Implementing software for billing and inventory
Statistical analysis in horticultural research