Prof. Dr. Werner Nohl

Honorary Professor at TUM since 1994


Landscape Architecture


Professor Nohl (b. 1938) studied landscape architecture with a minor in urban planning at TU Berlin, graduating in 1967, followed by a year at the University of California in Berkeley/USA. He spent 1969 working in a private landscape architect’s office in San Francisco/USA. Between 1970 and 1983 he worked as a researcher and lecturer, initially at TU Hanover and as of 1975 at TUM. In 1980 he was awarded a doctorate (with distinction) from TU Hanover.

From 1983 to 2019, Prof. Nohl ran his own planning office in Kirchheim near Munich as a freelance landscape architect, in which he was active as a member of the Bavarian Chamber of Architects (since 1980) in planning, consulting, research and expert opinions. He has been a member of the Bavarian Chamber of Architects (ByAK) since 1980. Between 1983 and 2006 he also held leadership positions at the Institute of Media Research and Urbanistics (IMU) in Munich. He spent the 2006/07 academic year conducting research on landscape aesthetics at the University of Adelaide/Australia.


    • Advisory Board in the Association for Landscape Conservation, Species Protection and Biodiversity (since 2021)
    • Freelance landscape architect with own office (landscape and open space development studio) in Kirchheim near Munich (1983-2019)
    • Sworn and publicly appointed expert on landscape aesthetics and outdoor recreation in landscape planning and nature conservation (1996-2022)
    • Co-founder, board member, and, later on, member of the scientific board of the Institute of Media Research and Urbanistics (IMU) in Munich (1983-2006)
    • Fellowship awarded by the Japan Science and Technology Corporation for a 2 month stay at the National Institute for Environmental Studies (Social Division) in Tsukuba/Japan (1999)
    • Research year at the University of Adelaide, Department of Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Urban Design (2006/07)