Marlena (1993) comes from Sachsen Anhalt in Germany. She started her professional career with garden monument management in Arboretum Kalmthout, where she worked for a year. After this she studied Landscape Architecture at the TU in Dresden. During this study she has delved into the research and design of cultural heritage, with a focus on the revitalization and modernization of rediscovered rural estates.
In 2021, Marlena graduated as a Landscape Architect at the Academy of Architecture with her project 'A Lasting place - a search for a village as a permanent landscape element in times of shrinkage'. She designed a village edge, which strengthens and preserves the identity of the village and its community, even though the village is uninhabited.
During her Master's studies she worked at Karres en Brands, after which she started at H+N+S in 2018.
In her work at H+N+S she is always looking for integral design solutions. In recent years, she has mainly been involved in the Wolferen Sprok dyke improvement project and small-scale urban development projects such as housing and redevelopment projects around the national monument De Hooge Riet in Ermelo and the entrance areas of the Hoge Veluwe National Park.
Parallel to her work, Marlena is a volunteer at the organic plant nursery Bijenkans, where she increases her knowledge of sustainable planting and landscaping.