Prof. Dr. Donata Valentien
Honorary Professor at TUM since 1988
Professor Valentien (b. 1944) studied landscape architecture at TUM and TU Berlin. Between 1969 and 1974 she worked as an assistant professor at the University of Stuttgart. She co-founded Valentien+Valentien Landscape Architects and Urban Planners in 1971 with Christoph Valentien, a landscape architect and urban planner. The office has received numerous prizes in international landscape architecture competitions. She has also worked as an appraiser and been a member of the jury of various competitions.
She was appointed honorary professor at the University of Hohenheim in 1980 and at TUM in 1988. She served on the board of directors of the German Association of Town, Regional and State Planning (SRL) from 1983 to 1989 and ultimately became its chairwoman. She also served on the steering committee of the Emscher Park International Building Exhibition (IBA) from 1988 to 1999 and was a member of the advisory board of the Federal Office for Regional Planning, Building and Urban Development of the Federal Ministry of Building and Housing in Bonn from 1989 to 1995. Since 1988 she has been a member of the German Academy for Urban and Regional Spatial Planning and since 1996 a member of the Academy of Arts in Berlin, serving as the director of the Architecture Section from 2006 to 2012.
- Director of the Architecture Section of the Academy of Arts in Berlin (2006-2012)
- Member of the steering committee of the Emscher Park International Building Exhibition (IBA) (1988-1999)
- Member of the advisory board of the Federal Office for Regional Planning, Building and Urban Development of the Federal Ministry of Building and Housing in Bonn (1985-1995)
- Honorary professor at the University of Hohenheim (1980)
- Co-founder of Valentien+Valentien, Landscape Architects and Urban Planners (1971)
- National Award: 1st prize for “Outstanding Projects” in public spaces awarded by the Chinese Exploration & Design Group (German planning group Valentien: Valentien+Valentien landscape architects, Straub+Thurmayr landscape architects, Auer+Weber+associated architects) (2012)
- Design Prize 2011 of the City of Shanghai "Shanghai Chenshan Botanical Garden" (2011)
- In the special award category "Sustainable Town Planning" 7th European Urban and Regional Planning Award 2008 "Messestadt Riem" (Munich's trade fair district) (2008)
- The German Urban Development Prize of BfG Bank (Walter Hesselbach Prize) "Development of the historical city center of Ravensburg" (1996)
- Fritz Schumacher Prize awarded by the Alfred Toepfer Foundation, TU Hanover, for outstanding contributions to architecture (1995)