Stig Lennart Andersson

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Stig Lennart Andersson (born 30 March 1957) usually referred to as Stig L. Andersson, is a Danish landscape architect, founder and Creative Director of Copenhagen-based SLA which has developed into an interdisciplinary organisation working with landscape, urban spaces and urban planning.

Andersson is also an adjunct professor at University of Copenhagen and was visiting professor at Aarhus School of Architecture in 2009.


Stig L. Andersson studied landscape architecture at the School of Architecture at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts from 1981 to 1986. Following his graduation, he travelled to Japan on a Japanese scholarship. After first embarking on an academic career, working as an assistant professor from 1985 to 1991, he set up his own practice in 1994.[1] In 2002 it was the first office to be awarded the international landscape architecture magazine Topos's European Landscape Award in recognition of its focus on sensory urban spaces.[2]

The firm is a frequent collaborator with leading Danish architectural firms such as Henning Larsen Architects, C. F. Møller Architects and Lundgaard & Tranberg.

At the 2011 International Horticultural Exposition in Xi'an, China, Andersson was one of 10 landscape architects specially invited to create a so-called 'master garden'.[3]



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Memberships include:[13]

  • Appointed Fellow of the Association of Danish Landscape Architects (DL). 1990
  • Appointed Member of the Danish Advisory Board for the State in Artistic Matters, Committee for Clerical Art (Akademiraadets Udvalg for Kirkekunst). Since 1992
  • Board Member of the Danish Road Directorate's Committee for the Future (Vejdirektoratets fremtidsudvalg). 2000–2002
  • Appointed Fellow of the Danish Artists movement 'Kammeraterne', Free Exhibition's Building for Danish Artists (Den Frie Udstillingsbygning). Since 2006
  • Appointed Fellow of the Danish Advisory Board for the State in Artistic Matters (Akademiraadet, Det Kongelige Akademi for de Skønne Kunster). Member of the Committee for Ecclesiastical Art 2002–2007. Chairman of the Section for Architecture 2007–2010.
  • Appointed Editorial Board Member of the European Foundation for Landscape Architecture’s yearbook. 2005



  1. ^ "Stig L. Andersson" (in Danish). Gyldendal. Retrieved 2011-09-21.
  2. ^ "David Skinner Memorial Lecture 2011: Stig L. Andersson, Landscape". Archived from the original on 2012-03-29. Retrieved 2011-09-21.
  3. ^ "Master Gardens". China Daily. Retrieved 2012-07-28.
  4. ^ "Bymilen". Public spaces (in Danish). Retrieved 25 May 2015.
  5. ^ "Student city set for Odense". World Architecture News. Retrieved 2011-08-21.
  6. ^ "Onwards and upwards". World Architecture News. Retrieved 2010-12-02.
  7. ^ "Harmony reached at Counterpoint". World Architecture News. Retrieved 2010-05-23.
  8. ^ "Healthy and active living". World Architecture News. Retrieved 2011-08-21.
  9. ^ "Slik blir uterommene der byen møter fjorden!" (in Norwegian). Trondheim Kommune. Retrieved 2011-09-20.
  10. ^ "HLA on an upward spiral". World Architecture News. Retrieved 2011-08-21.
  11. ^ "SLA & Henning Larsen Architects' Healing Architecture Wins in Herlev, Denmark". Urban Choeography. Retrieved 2011-08-21.
  12. ^ "Mega facility for neutron-based research". World Architecture News. Retrieved 2013-02-28.
  13. ^ "CV" (PDF). SLA. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-06-27. Retrieved 2011-09-21.
  14. ^ "Gross Max pick up European landscape award". Urban Realm. Retrieved 2011-09-21.
  15. ^ "Nykredit Architecture Prize". Nykredit website (in Danish). Copenhagen, Denmark: Nykredit Holding A/S. 2013. Archived from the original on 20 February 2010. Retrieved 30 November 2013.
  16. ^ "C.F. Hansen Medaillen" (in Danish). Akademiraadet. Archived from the original on 2 February 2015. Retrieved 27 February 2018.

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