Enise Burcu Derinboğaz is the founder of Praxis Landscape. She develops and leads collaborative projects on climate topics, ecological infrastructure, open source geospatial data, landscape and Nature-based Solutions. Trained as a landscape architect in Istanbul, Tokyo and Zurich. She works with governments, municipalities and the private sector worldwide, supporting their strategy on environmental social strategies and planning. She integrates businesses and teams for spatial projects that prioritize social ecological benefits, focuses on how she calls ecological awareness by design. She provides consultancy to climate and nature tech enterprises and startups.
Enise completed her bachelor’s education in landscape architecture in Istanbul Technical University (ITU). She studied in Tokyo, Japan between 2002-2003, and in Vienna Technical University between 2006-2007. In 2007 she founded Kozmofol, the landscape culture blog. Between 2007-2010 she worked as an editor for XXI Architecture Design and Yeni Mimar Newspaper.
She completed her master’s education in Swiss Federal Institute (ETH Zurich). Since 2005, she has taken part in projects varying from garden designs to masterplan, and received awards in various competitions at national and international level including 1st prize in Meles Stream National Urban Design Idea Project Competition; 1st prize in Ödemiş City Center Urban Design Competition; 3rd prize in Çeşme Central Coastal Design Competition; 1st prize in Kurbağalıdere Valley Idea Project; 2nd prize in the Tekirdağ Municipality Building; 3rd prize in Beylikdüzü Valley of Life Competition; 1st prize in Lüleburgaz Tosbaga River Park Competition. She received the National Success Award in 2013, and Young Landscape Architect Award in 2017 granted by the Union of Turkish Engineers and Architects Chamber.
She is a member of YEYKAD Turkish Women in Renewable Energy and board member of Salon Architecture, a technology and sustainability that focuses on architectural practice. As a member of IUCN International Union for Conservation of Nature, Education and Communication, she supports creative communication and education tools to raise awareness and inspire action for nature conservation. Since 2018 she is teaching at MEF University and Istanbul Technical University as an adjunct lecturer.