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Faculty of Ecology and Landscape Architecture

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Department Landscape Architecture

Аddress: Bulgaria, 1797 Sofia, 10 „Kliment Ohridski“ Blvd., University of Forestry, Ecology & Landscape Architecture Faculty

Location: Administrative building „А“, floor 4

Head of Department: Assoc. Prof. PhD Svetlana Viktorovna Anisimova

Administration assistant of the training: Eng. Zlatina Ivanova Todorova – building „А“, floor 4, room 406, tel. 91907/396

Department History

During the 70 years of its existence the Landscape Architecture Department has followed the development of the specialty "Landscape Architecture", which is a successor of the subject "Green Urban Construction", established in 1951 and named later in "Settlement Landscaping" (1953), "Garden and Park Construction" (1954) and "Landscaping" (1963). In 1994 the specialty adopted the internationally acknowledged name "Landscape Architecture". At the beginning the department was lead by a member of the VLTI leadership or one of the heads of forestry Departments. Assoc. prof. Lyuben Stoychev was the first elected Head of the Department "Green Urban Construction" in 1956. In 2001, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the specialty "Landscape Architecture", the Department was awarded the Honorary badge of the University of Forestry (Certificate No. 96 / May 17, 2001). In 2005, the Department was divided into two separate Departments: the Department of Park&Landscape Design and the Department of Park&Landscape Construction. In 2019 the two departments were reunited under the name "Landscape Architecture" with assoc. prof. Plamen Alexandrov, PhD as a Head Department.

Department's staff:

  1. Prof. landsc.arch. Emil Galev, PhD
  2. Assoc. prof. landsc.arch. Zlatka Kabatliyska, PhD
  3. Assoc. prof. landsc.arch. Svetlana Anisimova, PhD
  4. Assoc. prof. landsc.arch. Diana Malinova, PhD
  5. Assoc. prof. landsc.arch. Veselin Rangelov, PhD
  6. Assoc. prof. landsc.arch. Veselin Shahanov, PhD
  7. Chief as. landsc.arch. Maria Gurkova, PhD
  8. Chief as. landsc.arch. Mariela Marinova, PhD
  9. Chief as. landsc.arch. Desislava Dancheva, PhD
  10. Chief as. landsc.arch. Vladimir Tomov, PhD
  11. Chief as., Maria Stoycheva, PhD
  12. Chief as., Konstantin Markov, PhD
  13. Chief as., arch. Todor Yankov Mihaylov, PhD
  14. Assist. Prof. Milen Dinkov Sariev, PhD
  15. Assist. Prof. Galina Ivancheva Yancheva, PhD

Eng. Zlatina Ivanova Todorova – Administration assistant

Educational process

The Landscape Architecture Department includes subjects teaching future professionals to acquire biological, architectural, engineering and urban planning knowledge. During the course students receive complex fundamental and practical training, as a result of which they acquire knowledge and skills for designing, constructing and maintaining objects in the green settlement system and for landscaping not urban territories. Students are trained in a curriculum that complies with the requirements of IFLA Europe (International Federation of Landscape Architects) for training in landscape architecture. As a result, they acquire design and practical skills to construct sites that are spatially, functionally, environmentally and aesthetically incorporated in the surrounding landscape.

Research fields

The department deals with the following scientific fields: plants ecology and morphology, tree species introduction, polymorphism of tree and shrub species, reproduction of tree and shrub species in vivo and in vitro, green areas soil substrates, soils water regime and its optimization in the park territories, quarry sites recultivation, landscape-ecological territory planning, typology & protection of landscapes, vegetation use in landscape organization, technologies, construction and maintenance of sports lawns & roof gardens, construction of decorative pavements, floriculture (general and applied), propagation and introduction of ornamental plants (flowers), flower production, long-term storage of flowers seeds, flower compositions inside & outside of the buildings.

The academic staff of the department is dedicated to the idea to provide sites with comfortable conditions of work, living and recreation in the contemporary landscape. The department is constantly developing according to normative documents related to the construction and maintenance of the green systems in the Republic of Bulgaria. Projects under the European programs for the 2014/2020 period are being implemented. The quality of training and practical training of students is improving. The international exchange of students and academic staff with partners from the European Union has increased.

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For 69 years (1951-2019), over 2000 students have graduated in Landscape Architecture at the University of Forestry in Sofia.

More than 50 of them have a PhD degree.

11 are currently PhD students, and 4 of them are foreign students.

The mechanism of graduation of students in Landscape architecture at the University of Forestry in Sofia is as follows:

  1. According to the Training plan for the specialty “Landscape Architecture” at the University of Forestry in Sofia, LA students have to pass a "State clause" which is equivalent to "Master's degree State Design exam", and is typical of all architectural universities in Europe. It takes place within 8 astronomical hours, during which time students develop a sketch for a composite solution in a small park, accompanied by a detail for the park's architectural element. The drawing is anonymous and is evaluated by a committee. The grade is entered in the diploma along with the grades in the other subjects. 12.5 credits are given after successfully completing the State Clause.
  2. Finally, тhe 5 years (10 semesters) training term and the full-time education course ends with development and defense of diploma project, which contains graphic and textual material, as illustrated below.
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LIST
ON SIGNIFICANT SCIENTIFIC PROJECTS
with the participation of lecturers from the Department of Landscape Architecture at the University of Forestry in Sofia

  1. Iliev I. Project № BG051PO001-3.1.07-0074 "Updating the curricula for the specialties in the Faculty of Ecology and Landscape Architecture"
  2. Iliev I., Iliev NA, Iliev IA, Varbeva LG 2014-2015. Study of the forest culture experience and the reproduction of the common maple (Acer pseudoplatanus L.) Contract 64 / 6.02.2014, University of Forestry.
  3. Iliev I. Project No BG051PO001-3.3.06-0056, financed by the Human Resources Development Operational Program and co-financed jointly by the ESF of the EU and the Bulgarian Ministry of Education and Science
  4. Kovachev, A. (MANAGER) Project: "Modernization and Upgrading of the Educational Infrastructure of the University of Forestry, Sofia" under Operational Program "Regions in Growth" 2014-2010 for a total value of 3 263 456, 54 BGN, from which make up 92% of the grant (financing from the European Regional Development Fund - 78% and National funding - 14% or a total of 2 998 108, 24 BGN). The project started in 2016 - on September 28, 2016 an Agreement was signed between MRDPW and the Technical University. Public procurement: design, copyright supervision, construction supervision, project publicity, etc. in the period 03.01.2017 - 31.05.2017; Contract for Public Procurement for Construction N 59 of 14.06.2017. Beginning of Construction Works - First Dig on 10.07.2017. Annex 2 of 01.12.2017. On July 20, 2018, the site was approved by the State Acceptance Commission. On 27.07. In 2018, the Permit for use N CT-927 of the National Building Control Directorate (DNSC) was issued. On September 18, 2018, a final PRESS CONFERENCE was held for the successful completion of the project. On 25.09.2018, the site was officially opened as an emphasis in the opening of the New Academic Year 2018/2019
  5. Kovachev, A. (MANAGER) (2018) Part "Landscaping and Improvement of Separate Parts of the Yard of Office Building - '' Expo 2000 '', Plot V, Sq. 1, Pogrebite - Borisova Gradina - Part I, Sofia. (2017). Design: 2018 Phase: Technical design. Construction: 2018
    3. Malinova, L., M. Nustorova, D. Malinova, K. Petrova, P. Pavlov, B. Grigorov-Pesheva *, D. Ilieva, A. Slavchov. Assessment of the risk of degradation processes in soils from the territory of Vitosha Nature Park. NIS Contract No. 22 dated 7 March 2018
  6. Kovachev, A., (2018) Clinic for small animals with educational halls and laboratories in the UPI - I for EDUCATION, square 274, Studentski Grad, Sofia (Block A and B). Design: 2017 Phase "Technical design. In 2018, the investment project was approved in all instances in accordance with the Spatial Planning Act (SPA).
  7. Malinova, L., M. Nustorova, D. Malinova, K. Petrova, P. Pavlov, B. Grigorova-Pesheva *, D. Ilieva, A. Slavchov. Assessment of the risk of degradation processes in soils from the territory of Vitosha Nature Park. NIS Contract No. 22 dated 7.03.2018
  8. Project No BG05M2OP001-2.002-0001 "Student Practices - Phase 1", funded by OP "Science and Education for Intelligent Growth", co-financed by the European Structural and Innovation Funds. Participation as a Leading Functional Expert for LTU - Partner of MES - Prof. M. Doncheva, Assoc. E. Tsvetkova, Assoc. Prof. D. Karatotev, Assoc. Prof. S. Anisimova, Assoc. N. Zafirov
  9. Malinova, L., M. Nustorova, D. Malinova, K. Petrova, P. Pavlov, B. Grigorova-Pesheva *, D. Ilieva, A. Slavchov. Assessment of the risk of degradation processes in soils from the territory of Vitosha Nature Park. NIS Contract No. 22 dated 7.03.2018
    6. Project No BG05M2OP001-2.002-0001 "Student Practices - Phase 1", funded by OP "Science and Education for Intelligent Growth", co-financed by the European Structural and Innovation Funds. Participation as a Leading Functional Expert for LTU - Partner of MES - Prof. M. Doncheva, Assoc. E. Tsvetkova, Assoc. Prof. D. Karatotev, Assoc. Prof. S. Anisimova, Assoc. N. Zafirov
  10. Project No BG05M2OP001-2.009-0034 "Support for the Development of Scientific Capacity at the University of Forestry" funded by OP "Science and Education for Intelligent Growth" co-financed by the European Structural and Innovation Funds. - Prof. M. Doncheva, Prof. E. Galev, Assoc. Prof. E. Todorova, Assoc. E. Tsvetkova, Chief Assist. M. Gurkova, Assoc. Prof. D. Karatotev, Assoc. Prof. S. Anisimova
  11. Assoc. Prof. S. Anisimova - Development of a working investment project for the Reconstruction and reconstruction of the existing building of the NPP thermal power plant in the Center for Arts and Culture, located in RPS IX - for Sports and Attractions, square 1, South park - part II ”according to the plan of the city of Sofia, Investor: CO
  12. Assoc. Prof. V. Rangelov - Cultural Identity and Energy Efficiency in the Revitalization of the Inter-Block Spaces of the Panel Complexes in Sofia “financed under contract DFI E02 / 20
  13. Project No BG05M2OP001-2.002-0001 "Student Practices - Phase 1", funded by OP "Science and Education for Intelligent Growth", co-financed by the European Structural and Innovation Funds. Participation as a Leading Functional Expert for LTU - Partner of MES - Prof. M. Doncheva, Assoc. E. Tsvetkova, Assoc. Prof. D. Karatotev, Assoc. Prof. S. Anisimova, Assoc. N. Zafirov
  14. Project No BG05M2OP001-2.009-0034 "Support for the Development of Scientific Capacity at the University of Forestry" funded by OP "Science and Education for Intelligent Growth" co-financed by the European Structural and Innovation Funds. - Prof. M. Doncheva, Prof. E. Galev, Assoc. Prof. E. Todorova, Assoc. E. Tsvetkova, Chief Assist. M. Gurkova, Assoc. Prof. D. Karatotev, Assoc. Prof. S. Anisimova
  15. Ivan Paligorov, Emil Galev, Stanislava Kovacheva, Elena Dragozova, Ivaylo Ivanov, Vassil Stiptzov, Kancho Dokov, Velichko Draganov, Sevdalina Dimitrova, Blagovest Djongalov, Naiden Petrov (2011-2015) INTEGRAL (Future-oriented integrated management of European forest landscapes) ), Funding Scheme: EU FP7 Seventh Framework Program (funded under EU Seventh Framework Program).
  16. Galev E., P. Alexandrov, V. Stilyanov (2014-2015) Development of a 7-year Strategy for the Development of Green Urban Areas (PGI) in Gabrovo and the preparation of annual work and technical plans; Preparation of a work program for training of workers from the Landscaping Unit of Gabrovo Municipality; Subaction 4.2. "Demonstration models, including description of landscaping, certification and GIS of 3 urban areas with a total area of ​​66 acres" within the framework of the project "Color City" - Implementation Agreement № PF 022-038 / 11.04.2014, Bulgarian-Swiss Program for cooperation. Employer: Municipality of Gabrovo.
  17. Assoc. Prof. Svetlana Anisimova, PhD - Topic: Maintenance and Enrichment of the Arboretum at the Petrohan School of Public Administration; Head: Prof. St. Yurukov
  18. Assoc. Prof. Svetlana Anisimova, PhD - Topic: Maintenance and Enrichment of the Arboretum Avramov ”- Yundola; Head: Prof. St. Yurukov Topic: Landscape of anthropogenically affected lands (ballasters) within large agglomerations; Manager: Art. Cor. Prof. Ph.D. At. Kovachev
  19. Bezlova, D., L. Malinova, M. Doncheva, I. Koleva, D. Karatoteva, E. Tsvetkova, St. Mitkov, G. Velichkona, Art. Georgiev. 2015. “Impact of anthropogenic and natural risk factors on landscapes of the multifunctional zone of the Central Balkan National Park”, NIS-LTU № 97
  20. Chief Assist. Dr. Desislava Dancheva "SUPPORT FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF YOUNG PEOPLE IN THE UNIVERSITY OF FORESTRY" - BG051PO001-3.3.06-0056, Operational Program "Human Resources Development", co-financed by the European Social Fund 2013 of the European Union (EU) 2013
  21. Assoc. Prof. Plamen Alexandrov, PhD With National Organizations - CAPITAL MUNICIPALITY "Program for the Implementation of the Municipal Strategy for the Development of Physical Education and Sport in Sofia Municipality" PROJECT NAME: Student sport - an investment in the future WORKING COLLEGE: University Sports Club LTU Sofia with project manager Zhelyazko Georgiev and the faculty from the department. FINANCING INSTITUTION: Sofia Municipality and Partners District Administration Sofia - City and Student Municipality. The total value of the project is BGN 4856.00, under contract СО-РД-56-804 / 15.10.2013. PROJECT DURATION: from 01.10. to 06/12/2013

Lecture rooms and laboratories located in the following buildings owned by the University of Technology are used for the training of students in the specialty “Landscape Architecture”:

From the building of LTU for the training of LA students are used respectively: 20 lecture halls, with a total number of 1138 teaching places and 15 specialized laboratory halls, with a total number of 256 training places and a total area of about 2343 m2.

The department is equipped with the following specialized laboratories, which provide training in relevant disciplines of students in the specialty "Landscape Architecture" :; Floristry, Complex Laboratory of Landscape Architecture and three computer rooms equipped with state-of-the-art and popular landscape architecture software such as AutoCAD Map 3D, ArcView GIS, CorelDRAW, Photoshop, Complete Landscape Designer Office and more.

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