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Bohn&Viljoen Architects is a London-based architectural practice and consultancy with a branch in Berlin. Established in 1999 by architects André Viljoen and Katrin Bohn, we specialise in sustainable urban design and low energy architecture and have gained international recognition for our strong focus on the integration of anything food into design.

We are interested in exchange and diversity, especially where they concern people, the urban, the rural, landscape and nature. We are also interested in scale, working across the entire spectrum of spatial design from urban master planning to individual furniture.

Our clients include the public, private, arts and academic sectors, and we favour to co-develop our projects with them.

We have designed, built, taught, lectured, published and exhibited widely on the design concept of CPUL [Continuous Productive Urban Landscape] which we contributed to the international urban design discourse in 2004. In 2015, this work was recognised by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) with the prestigious international "RIBA President's Award for Outstanding University-located Research". Since the publication of CPULs, a significant part of our work has focussed on exploring and testing the CPUL concept within real situations, mostly in the UK and Europe with a few commissions worldwide.
Architect, Academic

Professor of Architecture, School of Architecture & Design, University of Brighton, UK
Visiting lecturer to architecture and urban design schools in the UK, Europe and North America
Diploma in Architecture, Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland
MSc in Architecture Energy & Environment, University of East London, UK

Architect, Urban Practitioner, Design Researcher

Principal Lecturer in Architecture, School of Architecture & Design, University of Brighton, UK
Visiting lecturer to architecture and urban design schools in the UK, Germany and Europe
Guest professor at the Technical University Berlin, Germany [2010 - 4]
Diploma in Architecture, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Germany
MSc in Architecture Energy & Environment, University of East London, UK

TEAM (past and present)
Guisi Alcamo, Michael Aling, Ian Bailey, Larissa Begault, Eva Benito Benito, Alma Bohn, Konstantinos Chalaris, Alice Constantine, Marcel Croxson, Jonathan Gales, John Hibbett, Kabage Karanja, Tom McCreesh, Áine Moriarty, Thomas Müller, Charles Piper, Victoria Ridge, Katja Schäfer, Rachel Shotliff, Lucy Taussig, Beatrice Walthall, Jack Wates
Very Own Studio / B&V website
Thomas Müller, mullerovsky / B&V system administration
Jens Weber, mediaarchitecture / B&V photographer

AG Stadt & Ernährung Berlin [urban food working group]
Institut für Landschaftsarchitektur und Umweltplanung, TU Berlin [landscape architectural education and research]
Hadlow Agricultural College [food production]
Dr. Susanne Hausstein, studiofroh [graphic designer]
Colin Priest, Studio Columba [participatory events]
Projektwerkstatt “UniGardening”, TU Berlin [food production]
Dr. Mikey Tomkins [filmmaker]
Yuneikys Villalonga [curator]
RIBA Royal Institute of British Architects
ARB Architects’ Registration Board [Viljoen]
Ecological Design Association
The Green Register
RSA Royal Society for the encouragement of the Arts [Bohn]
AESOP Sustainable Food Planning Group steering committee
Springer Urban Agriculture Book Series editorial board [Bohn]
European Forum on Urban Agriculture (EFUA) innovation board [Bohn]
Participatory Research Award, Research England, Urban Food Futures
UN Award for Biological Diversity, German Offices of the United Nations’ Decade on Biodiversity, Spiel/Feld Marzahn (Wild Pollinators Project)
Federal Urban Greenery Prize [Bundespreis Stadtgrün] (shortlisted), German Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Urban Affairs, Plattform Produktives Stadtgrün
Quality Research Fund, University of Brighton, Mapping the Edible City
Implementing nature-based solutions for creating a resourceful circular city, EU Commission (COST Action), Circular City
Smart and sustainable cities: Demonstrating innovative nature-based solutions in cities, EU Commission (Horizon 2020), EdiCitNet
Short Ways to Climate Protection Grant, German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety, LebensMittelPunkt Spandau
1st prize School Garden Competition, Berlin Borough of Marzahn-Hellersdorf, Spiel/Feld Marzahn
Community Garden Award, anstiftung Foundation, Spiel/Feld Marzahn
RIBA President's Award for Outstanding University-located Research, Second Nature Urban Agriculture
Friedrich Ebert Foundation Montevideo Residency, Agricultura urbana y desarrollo urbano sustentable
Arts and Humanities Research Council Network Award, Urban Transformations
Environment Prize, Berlin Borough of Marzahn-Hellersdorf, Spiel/Feld Marzahn
Contribution to the UN World Decade of Education for Sustainable Development Award, UNESCO, Spiel/Feld Marzahn (publications)
Aktionsraum+ Award, Senate of Berlin, Spiel/Feld Marzahn
Creative Campus Initiative Consortium Award, Unlocking Spaces
National Lottery Beacon Grant Award, Harvest Brighton & Hove
London Development Agency Small Grants for Sustainable Food for London Award, The Continuous Picnic
Arts Council England Grant, The Continuous Picnic
Creative Small Grants Award, London Borough of Camden, The Continuous Picnic
Brief Encounters Networking Research Award, University of Brighton, The Edible Campus
Dott07 Creative Community Award, The Middlesbrough’s Urban Farming Project
Dott07 Journal People’s Voice Award, The Middlesbrough’s Urban Farming Project
Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Best University-Located Research Award (runner-up), CPUL City
Triangle Network Proyecto Batiscafo Havana Residency, Utilitarian Dreams Havana
British Council Award, Utilitarian Dreams Havana
Lighthouse Digital Moving Image Award, Utilitarian Dreams Brighton
New Ideas/Innovation Fund, University of Brighton, Thames Gateway
The Scarman Trust Community Champions Award, Paper Cubes
Best Refurbished Community Building, Empty Homes Foundation, CUE (Conservation and Urban Ecology) Community Centre London
Blueprint Residential Building of the Year, Greenwood House London
Europan 5 architectural competition (runner-up), ElastiCity Sheffield