Jaap Van Der Salm

Jaap Van Der Salm


Jaap Van Der Salm, MSC 
Landscape Architect 
H+N+S Landscape Architects

Jaap van der Salm (1985) studied Landscape Architecture at Wageningen University and obtained his master’s degree in 2010. His thesis ‘A working landscape for New Orleans’ on storm water management and water as an urban amenity – was publis­hed in a limited edition and was nominated for the Archiprix award in 2011. His the­sis served as input for the third Dutch Dialogues workshop, an initiative bringing together Dutch and American professionals on complex water challenges. Since 2010 Jaap has worked as a landscape architect for H+N+S. He focuses mainly on large scale water related projects. In his work Jaap combines solutions for flood safety with ecological, recreational and urban development. He has further develo­ped integrated design skills in a number of international projects, among others, in Turkey and the United States and enjoys the cooperation in multidisciplinary teams with both Dutch and foreign professionals. Since 2013 Jaap has coördinated the input of WaterLand Design and other team members of an US-NL consortium for Rebuild By Design: Living with the Bay. The project combines flood management along the Mill River on Long Island (NY), with ecosystem restoration, recreational improvements and strengthening of local com­munities. WaterLand Design is a US-based joint venture of H+N+S Landscape Ar­chitects, Bosch Slabbers Landscape and Urban Design, and Palmbout urban lands­capes. Since 2016 Jaap coördinates the implementation of the green/blue structure as part of the Ooijen-Wanssum river safety project: a 50 km2 regional development project along the Meuse River combining water safety measures (floodplain lowering and an innovative dike strategy with new natural, recreational and economic qualities).

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Session #3 | Cultural & Natural Resources

1:30 pm-3:00 pm
Annapolis Waterfront Hotel, Chesapeake Ballroom