Prof.dr.sc. Bojanić Obad Šćitaroci, Head of the Department of Urban Planning, Spatial Planning and Landscape Architecture, is a graduate architect and has a D.Sc. in the field of architecture and town planning. She is associate professor at the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Zagreb, the Department of town-planning, regional planning and landscape architecture (teaching subjects: landscape architecture and town-planning).
During the year 1982 she did scientific and expert advanced training in Montreal (Canada). She earned her M.Sc. in 1986 at the post graduate studies Architectural heritage (Faculty of Architecture University of Zagreb), and in 1990 she obtained her D.Sc. with her doctoral dissertation Research of the continuity of architecture on the territory of the central part of the island of Hvar at the Faculty of Architecture University of Zagreb.
Upon graduation, she worked as an architect and town-planner. She is the author / co-author seven scientific books, thirty scientific articles, about forty articles in conference proceedings, about ten scientific studies in the field of landscape architecture, about forty urban plans and studies, and about thirty projects in the field of garden and landscape architecture. She has actively participated at scientific research projects home and abroad in the field of landscape architecture.
She has delivered lectures at the post graduate studies in Troina (Italy). Since 1988 she has delivered lectures at the post graduate studies "Regional planning, town-planning and landscape architecture" at the Faculty of Architecture University of Zagreb. She is employed on Faculty of Architecture University of Zagreb as Assistant Professor (2008) and as an Associate Professor (2012).
She is a scientific-research counsellor (scientist no. 125251) at scientific-research projects registered at Ministry of science of Croatia: «Urban and Landscape Heritage of Croatia as Part of European Culture» (2002-2005), «Urban and Landscape Heritage of Croatia as Part of European Culture (2006-2013) and «Heritage Urbanism – urban and spatial models for revival and enhancement of cultural heritage “ (HERU, HRZZ-2032, 2014-2018) financed by Croatian Science Foundation, which is being carried out at the Faculty of Architecture University of Zagreb.
She is a reviewer of scientific-research projects in the field of architecture and town planning. She has taken part at national and international scientific-expert conferences: Zagreb, Stari Grad on the island of Hvar, Poreč, Varaždin, Palmanova, Udine, Vienna, Shanghai, Venice, Naples, Bari, Barcelona, Paris, Athene, Rome, Prague, Belgrade, Rijeka, Zagreb, Albena (Bulgaria), Venice, Ascoli Piceno (Italy), Yeju (South Korea), Copenhagen and Lisbon with topics related to the protection of the cultural heritage of architecture, tourism and landscape and space syntax. She lectures Landscape Architecture and conducts course of Landscape Design on the B.Sc. Architecture and Urban Planning Studies at the Faculty of Architecture in Zagreb, and lectures Contemporary Landscape Architecture, conducts Workshop of Landscape Architecture and supervises graduate theses on the faculty’s M.Sc studies. She also teaches Theory and Design of Landscape Architecture and Space Syntax at the faculty’s doctoral scientific studies.
She is an authorised architect. She finished an international workshop for mentors Professionalization of PhD Supervision for mentoring in doctoral work. She speaks English, French, German and Italian, and can use Spanish, Latin and old Greek.
‘Aluzije i iluzije, dakle igra i šala su uvijek na početku dugog puta promišljanja zadatka, traženja problema u prostoru i na kraju njegovo rješenje koje nudi prostor doživljaja.
Landscape architecture needs allusions and illusions to bring form and meaning and to express emotion within a space that may be geographical, economic, social, and functional and in the place a phenomenological, symbolic, sensemaking.
Places are experienced and understood differently by different people; they are multiple and fluid, landscape architecture dwells within a humanspace creating a humanplace.’