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Leadership

Francine M. J. Houben

Francine M. J. Houben

Founding Partner/Creative Director
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Francine Houben founded Mecanoo in 1984. She has since led the firm to success in The Netherlands and abroad, amassing a portfolio of work that is wide-ranging, inspired by global challenges and with a sustainable view on society.

Mecanoo combines the disciplines of architecture, urban planning, landscape architecture and interior design to produce unorthodox design solutions born from a strong sensitivity to context and a highly interdisciplinary design process. Each of her projects illustrates the four fundamental elements of her architectural vision: People, Place, Purpose, Poetry.

Francine Houben was professor of mobility aesthetics at Delft University of Technology and taught at the universities of Harvard, Yale and Mendrisio. As curator of the First International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam (2003), she brought the theme of the aesthetics of mobility to the forefront of international design consciousness. 

Francine holds Honorary Fellowships of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) and was granted lifelong membership to the Akademie der Künste in Berlin as well as receiving the International Honorary Fellow Award by the Architecture Institute of Taiwan. 

In 2014 Francine was named Woman Architect of the Year by the Architects’ Journal and in November 2015 Queen Máxima of The Netherlands presented her with the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds Prize for her wide-ranging career. Francine was awarded Honorary Doctorates from the Université de Mons, Belgium (2017) and the Utrecht University (2016).

In 2018 she received the BNA Kubus Award for her oeuvre; the International Prize, Prix des Femmes Architectes (2019) and distinguished with the TU Delft Alumnus of the Year (2020). In 2021 Francine has been awarded Architect of the Year by the Female Frontier Award by World Architecture News.

 

Dick van Gameren

Dick van Gameren

Design and Research Director/Partner
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Arne Lijbers

Arne Lijbers

Associate Partner
Nuno Fontarra

Nuno Fontarra

Associate Partner
Rick Splinter

Rick Splinter

Associate Partner
Armand Paardekooper Overman

Armand Paardekooper Overman

Associate Partner
Pieter Hoen

Pieter Hoen

Associate Partner
Floris Overheul

Floris Overheul

Financial Director
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Associates

Rodrigo Louro

Rodrigo Louro

Associate Architect
Luuk van Wijlick

Luuk van Wijlick

Associate Architect
Jasper Tonk

Jasper Tonk

Associate Architect
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Carmen Pereira

Carmen Pereira

Associate Architect
Fedele Canosa

Fedele Canosa

Associate Architect
Richard Hagg

Richard Hagg

Associate Architect
Chris Perry

Chris Perry

Associate Architect
Anne-Marie van der Weide

Anne-Marie van der Weide

Associate Landscape Architect
Friso van der Steen

Friso van der Steen

Technical Director
Gijs Sluijter

Gijs Sluijter

Associate Technical Architect
Martijn Meester

Martijn Meester

Associate Technical Architect
Niels Onderstal

Niels Onderstal

Associate Technical Architect
Seger Bekkers

Seger Bekkers

Associate Architect
Ron van Logchem

Ron van Logchem

Associate Architect
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Design Team

Ada Petrela

Ada Petrela

Designer
Alessandro Luporino

Alessandro Luporino

Architect
Alexander Krol

Alexander Krol

Architect
Ana Fontainhas

Ana Fontainhas

Architect
Antonio Paoletti

Antonio Paoletti

Designer
Arianna Balboni

Arianna Balboni

Designer
Arjan van Toorenburg

Arjan van Toorenburg

Designer
Cris Mitry

Cris Mitry

Urban Designer/Writer Researcher
Cristina Genovese

Cristina Genovese

Designer
Daan Zandbergen

Daan Zandbergen

Architect
Daniele Delgrosso

Daniele Delgrosso

Architect
Ekaterina Andrusenko

Ekaterina Andrusenko

Landscape Architect
Elena Verzella

Elena Verzella

Architect
Elia Fontani

Elia Fontani

Architect
Emma Lomas

Emma Lomas

Architect
Emma van der Staaij

Emma van der Staaij

Architect
Erfan Farahmand

Erfan Farahmand

Landscape Architect
Fabio Buondonno

Fabio Buondonno

Designer
Federico Fiorino

Federico Fiorino

Designer
Fernando Silva Gutierrez

Fernando Silva Gutierrez

Architectural Visualiser
Giovanni Gentili

Giovanni Gentili

Architect
Gonzalo Zylberman

Gonzalo Zylberman

Architect
Isabella Banfi

Isabella Banfi

Landscape Architect
Ivo de Bruin

Ivo de Bruin

Designer
Jarno van Iwaarden

Jarno van Iwaarden

Architect
Joost Laméris

Joost Laméris

Designer
Jurre van Kuijk

Jurre van Kuijk

Landscape/Urban Designer
Kai den Hollander

Kai den Hollander

Urban Designer
Katarzyna Orzechowska

Katarzyna Orzechowska

Designer
Keren Zhang

Keren Zhang

Landscape/Urban Designer
Kristin Schaefer

Kristin Schaefer

Architect
Lorenzo De Vecchi

Lorenzo De Vecchi

Architect
Luca Pozzati

Luca Pozzati

Designer
Luca van Egeraat

Luca van Egeraat

Interior Designer
Lucia Polito

Lucia Polito

Designer
Luuk van den Elzen

Luuk van den Elzen

Architect
Lyanne Oosterhof

Lyanne Oosterhof

Interior Architect
Lydia Giokari

Lydia Giokari

Architect
Marc Kellerman

Marc Kellerman

Designer
Mark Kanters

Mark Kanters

Architect
Marloes Dijkink

Marloes Dijkink

Architect
Matthew Morris

Matthew Morris

Interior Architect
Mauro Aguado

Mauro Aguado

Architect
Mitchel Ovens

Mitchel Ovens

Architect
Moritz Prophet

Moritz Prophet

Architect
Nuno Ribeiro

Nuno Ribeiro

Designer
Otto Diesfeldt

Otto Diesfeldt

Architect
Paolo Turconi

Paolo Turconi

Architect
Paul van den Hof

Paul van den Hof

Architectural Visualiser
Pepijn Holthuis

Pepijn Holthuis

Architect
Polina Strukova

Polina Strukova

Architect
Rachel Lin

Rachel Lin

Architect
Rik Verberk

Rik Verberk

Architect
Rodrigo Bandini

Rodrigo Bandini

Architect
Rudi le Hane

Rudi le Hane

Urban Planner
Ryan van Kanten

Ryan van Kanten

Architect
Sara Di Lallo

Sara Di Lallo

Designer
Sara Navrady

Sara Navrady

Architect
Simone Creemers

Simone Creemers

Architect
Simone Op den Kamp

Simone Op den Kamp

Architect
Sorin Bompa

Sorin Bompa

Architect
Veerasu Sae-Tae

Veerasu Sae-Tae

Architect
Victor Serbanescu

Victor Serbanescu

Architect
Xian Chen

Xian Chen

Architect
Yan Shi

Yan Shi

Architect
Yinan Yu

Yinan Yu

Architect
Yuanyuan Chen

Yuanyuan Chen

Architect
Yuli Huang

Yuli Huang

Architect
Yun Dai

Yun Dai

Architect
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Technical Architects Team

Bart Brugmans

Bart Brugmans

Technical Architect
Bart Koevoet

Bart Koevoet

Technical Architect
Bart Telleman

Bart Telleman

Technical Architect
Ben Vincent

Ben Vincent

Technical Architect
Carmen Engelbertink

Carmen Engelbertink

Technical Architect/Interior Designer
Coco van Egeraat

Coco van Egeraat

Technical Architect
Danique Landburg

Danique Landburg

Technical Architect
Danny van Grieken

Danny van Grieken

Technical Architect
Elger Secker

Elger Secker

Technical Architect
Freek Lindeman

Freek Lindeman

Technical Architect
Guido van Veghel

Guido van Veghel

Technical Architect
Johan Hanegraaf

Johan Hanegraaf

Design Technology Specialist
Joost van der Graaf

Joost van der Graaf

Technical Architect
Koen Heslenfeld

Koen Heslenfeld

Technical Architect
Luuk Verweij

Luuk Verweij

Technical Architect
Mike van Rheenen

Mike van Rheenen

Technical Architect
Niek Nesheretov

Niek Nesheretov

Technical Architect
Qian Ren

Qian Ren

Technical Architect
Robert van Rij

Robert van Rij

Technical Architect
Ruben van der Plas

Ruben van der Plas

Technical Architect
Sander van Santen

Sander van Santen

Technical Architect
Toon de Wilde

Toon de Wilde

Technical Architect
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Support Team

Hanneke Hollander

Hanneke Hollander

Head of Business Development and Public Relations
Eliano Felício

Eliano Felício

Brand & PR Manager
Yolanda Dullaart

Yolanda Dullaart

Personal Assistant to Francine Houben
Nathalie Jansen

Nathalie Jansen

HR & Recruitment Manager
Annemieke van Houte

Annemieke van Houte

Desktop Publisher
Nienke Andersson

Nienke Andersson

Film Maker
Tomasz Crompton

Tomasz Crompton

Business Development
Iulia Cruceru

Iulia Cruceru

Business Development
Ronald Dumas

Ronald Dumas

Financial Management
Antje Rohr

Antje Rohr

Financial Management
Sjoerd Redel

Sjoerd Redel

ICT Manager
Thijs van Waveren

Thijs van Waveren

ICT
Amos Konadu

Amos Konadu

ICT
Arno Smedinga

Arno Smedinga

Office Manager