The NVTL has about 850 members, most of whom work as garden or landscape architects. About half our members are registered with the Architects Register of the Netherlands and are therefore entitled to use the professional title ‘garden and landscape architect’. Many members are active in one of the Association’s many committees or networks in which the Association participates.
Frans Boots (1965) was appointed president of the NVTL in June 2012. He succeeded Arda van Helsdingen, who headed the Association for the previous three years. Frans has been at Bureau B+B Urbanism and Landscape Architecture in Amsterdam for sixteen years, the last three years as part of the management team. He is responsible for the day-to-day management of the practice and supervises projects for public space, green landscaping and urban design. He is also a guest lecturer at the Amsterdam Academy of Architecture.
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> Advisory Council
The Board is advised by the Advisory Council, which comprises prominent members with specific expertise who are committed to the Association. They advise the Board on the direction of policy and shaping implementation of the NVTLs’ mission and goals. The Advisory Council holds at least two meetings with the Board each year.
The Adisory Council currently consist of the following members:
> Edzo Bindels, partner at West 8, Rotterdam
> Bart Brands, director of Karres en Brands, Hilversum
> Marlies Brinkhuijsen, assistant professor Wageningen University, Wageningen
> Eric Luiten, Goverment advisor on Landscape, Utrecht
> Harry Harsema, director of Blauwdruk Publishers / Magazine Blauwe Kamer, Wageningen
> Martin Knuijt, partner at OKRA landschapsarchitecten, Utrecht
> Ben Kuipers, landscape architect, Delft
> Maike van Stiphout, director of DS landschapsarchitecten, Amsterdam
> Peter Veenstra, partner at LOLA landscape architects, Rotterdam
> Wim Voogt, partner at OKRA landschapsarchitecten, Utrecht
> Honorary members
The association currently has four honorary members:
> Constitution and Regulations
The Association’s governance structure and Code of Conduct are set out in the Constitution and Regulations. All NVTL members must endorse the Association’s Code of Conduct. Members listed on the Architects Register who have endorsed the Code of Conduct have the right to use the designation ‘BNT’ after their names.
The Constitution, Regulations and Code of Conduct can be downloaded here (in Dutch only).