Obituary – Hans Dorn

It is with great sadness that we advise of the passing away of Hans Dorn, a significant figure in the global landscape architectural profession and friend of many.

Hans’s contribution to the profession is in many fields and the influence of his works and actions has been important in the global development of the profession and in practice. In particular, Hans is remembered as a man of integrity, strength and wisdom. His leadership within the International Federation of Landscape Architects, particularly as Chair of the ICOMOS IFLA International Scientific Committee on Cultural Landscapes, is significant and has led to a greater understanding of policy and practice within this field. Hans friendship was shared by many within IFLA over a long period of time.

I first met Hans in 2000 where he distinguished himself with his global understanding of both the landscape architectural profession and the rapid emergence of cultural landscapes as one of the defining attributes of our profession. His influence was not only within IFLA, but also his representation extended to ICOMOS and UNESCO. I will remember Hans as a man of intelligence, style and humility. Our sincere condolences for his loss.

James Hayter
IFLA President