Jan Dieterle studied landscape architecture at the TU Berlin. Until mid-2001 he worked in a Berlin landscape architecture office. In 2001, he moved to the Institute for Landscape and Garden at the University of Karlsruhe for a research project as well as teaching and research activities in the Urban Design and Architecture program. His freelance work is characterised by conceptual work at the interface of open space planning and urbanism, landscape design and engineering.
Between 2013 and 2017, Jan Dieterle was head of the team 'Open Space Planning' at the urban planning department of the City of Wiesbaden.
Afterwards, he filled the position of substitute professor at the Institute for Landscape Planning and Ecology at the University of Stuttgart until 2019. The international master's program "Integrated Urbanism and Sustainable Design" (IUSD), in cooperation with Ain Shams University in Cairo, was at the centre of his work. IUSD focuses on the enormous global ecological, cultural and socio-economic challenges posed by dynamic urban transformations worldwide. His special thematic emphasis is on everyday spaces, in particular on climate-responsive design and water-sensitive concepts for urban landscapes. Jan Dieterle received his his PhD in 2016 at the Faculty of Architecture of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) on the topic "Risk Landscape Upper Rhine". In 2019 he was appointed Professor for Landscape Architecture at Hochschule Geisenheim University.