IFLA Europe EXecutive COuncil

IFLA Europe ExCo is composed by three corporate roles: the President for IFLA Europe with a seat at IFLA ExCo as well, the Secretary General and the Treasurer.
The chairs for education, professional practice and communications (known as vice-presidents) are also members of IFLA Europe ExCo.
The Executive Council is responsible for the general management of IFLA Europe and to develop policies and propose these to the General Assembly. The ExCo members are nominated by the members and elected for a two years term.


Mr Tony Williams, BA. Nat. Sci.  MLArch. MILI

Senior  Landscape Architect at Transport Infrastructure Ireland, Dublin, Republic of Ireland. The work involves

  • Design and Construction including transport infrastructure corridors such as motorways and roads in general and in particular of Metro, Tramway and Tramstop environments.
  • Landscape character Assessment of Urban, Peri-Urban and Rural environments
  • Analysis of Landscape impacts and design of mitigation strategies for major (and minor)  infrastructure projects.
  • Preparation of drawings and documents for  the design, construction and management of Hard and Soft Landscape contracts for transport infrastructure generally..

Irish Delegate to International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA) and the European Foundation of Landscape Architects (EFLA)

Vice President (Education)of International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA Europe )from January 2012 to October 2015.

President of the Irish Landscape Institute (ILI) from e May 2013 to September 2015.  Honorary Secretary at ILI (2012  to  2008) and have been a Council Member of the Institute since 2005.

Member of the ICOMOS Ireland National Scientific Committee on Cultural Landscapes. Chair of the ICOMOS Ireland World Heritage Reflective Working Group.


1994 – 1998 University College Dublin, Masters in Landscape Architecture

Started Masters in 1994. Took two year break in 1995 and 1996 to work on a European Funded Programme based in Dublin and partnered in Berlin and Brussels.

1979 – 1983 Trinity College, Dublin, Bachelor of Natural Science (BA Nat.Sci., Natural Science (Botany))



Former President for IFLA Europe – currently member of ExCO


Doctor in Landscape architecture, -PhD on Landscape Techniques and Aesthetics-, Past President of the European Region of the International Federation of Landscape Architects –IFLA EUROPE-, member of the National Committee of the Spanish ICOMOS and of the ICOMOS-IFLA Committee on Cultural Landscapes and Historic Gardens as well as of many other organisations.

She is both a lecturer and course director at various universities both in Spain as well as in other European countries, as well as the funding member of CITEREA, a landscape practice specialised in landscape architecture and environmental design, with award winning projects in Spain as well as in other countries (Belgium, France, Italy, etc).  She is also author of many research projects, articles and books, both in Spanish, French, English and Italian, the latest one being World Heritage Cultural Landscapes, together with the UNESCO World Heritage Centre.

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Secretary General
Ms Urszula Forczek-Brataniec

Doctor of Science – Architecture and Urban Design, speciality: Landscape Architecture.

Lecturer in the Landscape Architecture Institute of the Faculty of Architecture, at the Cracow University of Technology.

Member of the scientific council of the Pieniny National Park, board member of the Polish Landscape Architecture Association SAK, board member of LAE. In terms of design practice she is a partner in the eM4 Brataniec Architecture Studio.

Her main specialization is research, theory and practice of visibility studies and analysis in architectural up to planning scales. She is an author of many expertises, analyses and publications, among others the book View from the road; Landscape in dynamic perception. As a partner in the eM4 Architecture Studio she is the co-author of projects that have been nominated, awarded, exhibited and published both domestically and abroad.

She has been the IFLA delegate of SAK for 5 years. The main project she has worked on and implemented as an international cooperation under the auspices of IFLA Europe supported by the Visegrad Fund was the exhibition of the Contemporary Landscape Architecture in Visegrad Countries CLAV4 developed twice in 2013 and 2015. More: in, CLAV4, SAK, CUT, eM4


Mr. Marc Claramunt

Marc CLARAMUNT, born in 1961, graduated from DPLG Versailles. He worked as director of the Ecole de la Nature et du Paysage in Blois and is landscape teacher of a landscape architecture project course from 2014 to 2018. He is also Associate Professor of Landscape Design at the same school since 1996. He is leading the atelier PHUSIS since 1990. He is also a member of the State Landscape Architecture Council since 1995. He is the co-founer and co-director of the “Pages Paysages” with Catherine Mosbach.



Ms. Emilia Weckman

Vice-president Education


Emilia Weckman works as a lecturer at the Department of Architecture in the Landscape Architecture degree programme in Aalto University, Finland. She has practiced as a designer in the profession landscape architecture mostly as an entrepreneur and consultant through her own practice (LOCI Landscape Architects Ltd until 2013, and now WE3 Ltd). Her experience as a designer includes a range of different planning scales, from city-wide commissions to more intimate, detailed construction projects.

Emilia is actively taking part in the development of the profession through association and organisation of work in many positions of responsibility in Finland. She has been the president of MARK, Finnish Association for Landscape Architects since 2015. She has been the IFLA delegate of MARK for 7 years, ending the post 2015. At the moment Emilia is on a research leave from the lecturers post at Aalto University and gives her time to different projects, promoting landscape architecture.


Hermann Georg Gunnlaugsson

Vice-president Professional Practice
Mr. Hermann Georg Gunnlaugsson


Owner of Teiknistofan Storð ehf /  Stord landscape since 1998.

Working field: Landscape design for housing, playground, school yards, kindergardens, project supervision. landscape and spatial planning and site planning.


Dipl. Ing. (FH) from Fachhochschule Weihenstephan in Germany (1996)

Nursery gardner form the Icelandic Horticultural College Reykir in Hveragerði (1988)

Masterstudent in Spatial planning at the Agricultural University in Iceland. Graduation planned in 2016.


President of Association of the Icelandic Landscape Architects, FÍLA  since april 2013. Over the last 20 years I have been involved with professional practice issuses in Iceland for FÍLA.


Attended to IFLA Europa GA in Berlin 2013, Oslo 2014 and Lisbon 2015, as well as IFLA World Congresses in Buenos Aires 2014 and Moscow 2015.

Other activities

From 2003 to 2005  was a Assistant Professor for Landscape architecture at the Agricultural University in Iceland and responsible for ECLAS for the University. Lectures at The Icelandic Horticultural College Reykir in Hveragerði


Living in Reykjavík in Iceland. Widower since 2012 and have two Daughters, the older one living in New York and the younger living in Reykjavik and Martin in Slowakia. Have two dogs and four Icelandic Horses.


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Ms. Laure Aubert

Vice-President Communication Landscape Architect BDLA (French-German double degree) by TOPOTEK1

Education and Profession

She has always been interested in intercultural issues and studied  landscape architecture between the National Institute of Horticulture and Landscape (INHP, France) and the University of Applied Sciences (Weihenstephan, Germany).
Her passion for the vegetation led her to work at the German nursery Bruns, and taking care then of the plants supply for a oversea project between Miami and the Caribbean. After returning to Europe she went back to her country of choice. She worked almost three years as project manager at a landscape contractor near Berlin, after that she decided to move back into an office. There she can combine aesthetic requirements and technical issues in the most efficient way. Her focus are the execution plans till the calls for tenders and construction follow-up, while favorising a smoothly work  between the different trades.

Involvment in the IFLA Europe

Involved in the IFLA Europe communication group since 2009, Laure has contributed to several projects. She edited for example the IFLA EU first Yearbook for the 10 years of the European Landscape  Convention in 2011, organized in 2013 a tour named ‘Landscape Berlin – a success story? – How the city deals with its past, and strives to  become the alternative green capital’ at the end of the GA. Since her nomination at the head of the Chair in 2014, she has organized the following editions of the IFLA EU Youth competition and coordinated the IFLA EU Yearbook (Silver edition in 2015, Landscape archetypes and coordinating right now the one on the topic ‘Futurscapes’ about the last GA in 2016), amongst others. Her project management background facilitates the work of leading the communication  group and support the other volunteers, for a better recognition of the profession.

Other activities

Particularly interested in other planning practices all over the world, travelling  off the beaten paths is a great passion of her, as well as any handcraft activity.