Eelco Hooftman is a landscape architect and together with Bridge Baines, founded Gross Max Landscape Architects, Edinburgh. Eelco studied at the University of Agriculture Wageningen, Netherlands. Between 1990-2008 he taught at the School of Landscape Architecture at Edinburgh College of Art. He has been a regular visiting critic at AA London, Academie van Bouwkunst Amsterdam, and ETH Zurich.
Since 2008 Eelco is visiting professor at GSD, Harvard. Current projects include Tempelhof Freiheit, Berlin – a master plan for the transformation of a 360 hectare former airport into a new public park, and a linear Park representing an artificial mountain range in the Central Business District of Beijing. Gross Max has been awarded the European Landscape Award 2006 by Topos Magazine.