- Heritage and society
Véronique Karine Simon is an architect and a researcher working at NIKU since 2015.
She has a national diploma DPLG in architecture from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Grenoble in France (2002), and a PhD in Landscape Architecture from the Norwegian University of Life Sciences at Ås (2012). She worked as a consultant architect in France (2002-2005), and as an architect and landscape architect in the private sector in Norway (2005-2006, 2013-2015).
Her key competencies are in landscape research and landscape analysis, concept development, feasibility studies, participation and planning processes. She has experience with architectural registration in the urban environment as well as with research and analysis of cities and towns. She also has experience in land-use planning and zoning process. In addition, she has extensive experience in illustration and drawing techniques, both traditional and program-based. Her area of expertise is particularly linked to development issues and planning processes in fragile environments. Her research focuses on how space arises as a result of various activities and how people understand, use and evaluate their environment. She works on the development of analytical methods which allow for analysing the qualities and values of landscapes and cities.
She is currently participating in several research projects and commissioned projects aimed at planning and impact assessment, and analysis of cultural monuments and sites.