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Victoria Linn Lygum is a landscape architect and assistant professor in the Department of the Built Environment at Aalborg University, Denmark. Here she contributes to the research group Universal Design with her specific landscape architectural perspective. Her specialty is evidence-based design with a focus on the connection between nature and human health. Her research deals with various topics including therapeutic environments at women’s shelters, nursing homes and stress clinics combining health design and universal design. Furthermore, Victoria runs a research project about olfactory design.

Teaching & supervision

  • MSc-level, Inclusive Architecture (BUILD, University of Aalborg, 2020-)
  • MSc & BA-level, Landscape Architecture (IGN, University of Copenhagen, 2009-2019)

Advisory board & network

  • Facilitator in Danish Association of Construction Clients' Network for Universal Design and Accessibility
  • Part of the advisory board in the research project "Better Physical Environment in Psychiatry" at the University of Southern Denmark
  • Part of the advisory board in the Realdania funded project about healthy housing for people with Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS)

Appointed as an external examiner at The University of Copenhagen for the period from January 1, 2023 to December 31, 2026

Reviewer for the following MDPI journals

  • Architecture
  • Sustainability

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

Education/Academic qualification

Evidence-Based Design Accreditation and Certification (EDAC), Center for Health Design

Award Date: 16 Jan 2014

PhD in Landsape Architecture, IGN, University of Copenhagen

Award Date: 28 Sept 2012

Master of Science (MSc) in Landscape Architecture, University of Copenhagen

Award Date: 29 Oct 2008

Erasmus-student, École Nationale Supérieur du Paysage, Versailles, France

Award Date: 6 Jul 2006

External positions

Assistant Professor, University of Copenhagen

1 Apr 201631 Dec 2019

Post doc, University of Copenhagen

15 Oct 201531 Mar 2016

Landscape Architect, ArchiMed consultancy

1 May 201331 May 2014


  • Architecture and Spatial Planning
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Health Design
  • Universal Design
  • Olfactory Design
  • Evidence-based Design
  • Therapeutic Landscapes
  • Healing Gardens


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