Dr ir Gerdy Verschuure-Stuip is trained as an architect in Conservation Strategies at Delft University of Technology TU Delft). After her studies, she worked on renovation projects for architectural firms and she was a policy advisor for a municipality in South Holland (Voorschoten) on preserved country estates landscapes, monuments, and social housing, before returning to academia. She holds a PhD in Landscape architecture on the inseparable relation between country houses and landed estates and their landscapes in South and North Holland (biotopes). Her specialism is landscape architecture, heritage, narratives, landscape biography, identity, and participation
As a research leader (cluster leader) for the Centre for Global Heritage and Development, she is involved in organising interdisciplinary student hubs: interdisciplinary research and design workshops as challenged-based (master) education. Recent projects regarding military heritage were the Atlantikwall (The Hague), the Prince Maurits military barracks (Ede), Zuiderwaterlinie/ Southern Water Line (Breda) for the national Landscape manifestation Landschapstriennale 2021 (2020), the Wall of Mussert (Lunteren), country estates landscapes of Renkum, and so on.
She is the author of several books and articles on heritage issues, landscape architecture, and the relationship between practice and academia. As part of the editorial board of the book Adaptive reuse of Water Heritage, a collaboration between the ICOMOS, UNESCO, Centre for Global Heritage and Development and other international organisations (2020), she has been involved in the editorial board as well as the international conference on this topic. The latest book was on Planted Avenues in the Netherlands, a cooperation between the Dutch Tree foundation and the TU Delft.
Gerdy Verschuure is involved in various master programs in Delft and Leiden. In the master of Landscape Architecture and Urbanism, she teaches courses on theory and methods of landscape biography, identity and heritage. She is a lecturer on Landscape Archaeology in the master track Applied Archaeology in Leiden University. She is part of the interdisciplinary minor Heritage and Design as well as a joint- graduation lab with the master track Urbanism on heritage and the use of history in landscape and urbanism.
For the section Landscape architecture, she is the education manager of landscape architecture education in the bachelor’s programme Architecture and the Built Environment. Previously, she was involved in the faculty board of Education and the Dutch Research school on Art History.