Ivan Mustakov, Founder of Landscape Design Studio, Bulgaria

Ivan Mustakov is а Bulgarian landscape architect, founder of Landscape Design Studio, specializing in landscape architecture, urban design and landscape construction management. Ivan Mustakov works to promote and introduce blue-green infrastructure and nature-based solutions in Bulgaria. Inspired by his four year old son, Ivan developed a concept for transformable, mobile green spaces, BOXSCAPE, one of three EUGIC 2017 Budapest award winners.

Ivan gained his Masters of Landscape Architecture at the University of Forestry, Sofia in 2001. In 2005-2006, Ivan was honorary professor at the University of Forestry in landscape construction and maintenance. Chair of Department of Landscape Architects at the Bulgaria-Sofia Chamber of Architects (2013-2016), and is currently a board member, Council of the Chamber of Architects, with an active role in the professional and public life of Sofia.

Ivan’s professional interests comprise a plethora of activities in landscape architecture, sustainable urban planning and design. Ivan and his team are focused on developing sustainable concepts to bring positive impact to people and the environment. A holistic approach is the leading principle with the synthesis of architecture and landscape in urban and rural areas.

This integrated vision has brought a number of awards from national and international competitions, publications and participation at professional events and forums.