Dirk Sijmons is one of the founders of H+N+S Landscape-architects where he was mostly involved in regional plans and research-by-design commissions (1990-2015). In 2002 Sijmons received the Maaskant award and in 2007 the Edgar Doncker award for his contribution to ‘Dutch Culture’. His book publications in English are = Landscape (1998), Greetings from Europe (2008), Landscape and Energy (2014), Moved Movement, (2015) & Room-for-the-River (2017). Sijmons was appointed first State Landscape Architect of the Netherlands (2004-2008). He held the chair of Environmental Design (2008-2011) and that of Landscape Architecture (2011-2015) at TU-Delft. He was curator of IABR—2014 themed Urban-by-Nature. Sijmons teached and lectured at many universities, PENN, Harvard, Brussels, Leuven, Paris, Aarhus, Malmö, Tokyo, Tel Aviv, Sydney, and Melbourne among them. At the World Design Summit 2017 in Montreal, he received the IFLA sir Geoffrey Jellicoe award.