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Leadership

Francine M. J. Houben

Francine M. J. Houben

Founding Partner/Creative Director
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Francine Houben is founding partner of Mecanoo (1984) and has 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 2024, King Willem-Alexander appointed Francine Houben as a Knight in the Order of the Netherlands Lion.

 

Dick van Gameren

Dick van Gameren

Partner/Design and Research Director
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Nuno Fontarra

Nuno Fontarra

Partner/Architect
Rick Splinter

Rick Splinter

Partner/Architect
Arne Lijbers

Arne Lijbers

Partner/Architect
Floris Overheul

Floris Overheul

Partner/Financial Director
Armand Paardekooper Overman

Armand Paardekooper Overman

Associate Partner/Architect
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Associates

Rodrigo Louro

Rodrigo Louro

Associate Architect
Luuk van Wijlick

Luuk van Wijlick

Associate Architect
Carmen Pereira

Carmen Pereira

Associate Architect
Fedele Canosa

Fedele Canosa

Associate Architect
Richard Hagg

Richard Hagg

Associate Architect
Pieter Hoen

Pieter Hoen

Director of Urbanism & Public Space Design
Anne-Marie van der Weide

Anne-Marie van der Weide

Director of Landscape Architecture
Gijs Sluijter

Gijs Sluijter

Associate Architectural Engineer
Martijn Meester

Martijn Meester

Associate Architectural Engineer
Hanneke Hollander

Hanneke Hollander

Associate/Director of Business Development
Niels Onderstal

Niels Onderstal

Associate Architectural Engineer
Seger Bekkers

Seger Bekkers

Associate Architect
Ron van Logchem

Ron van Logchem

Associate Architect
Lisette Plouvier

Lisette Plouvier

Associate Architect
Yan Shi

Yan Shi

Associate Architect
Sara Navrady

Sara Navrady

Associate Architect
Alexander Krol

Alexander Krol

Associate Architect
Paulo Borralho

Paulo Borralho

Director Middle East
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Design Team

Aisrel Magloire-Isidora

Aisrel Magloire-Isidora

Architect
Alberto Carbonell

Alberto Carbonell

Architect
Alessandro Luporino

Alessandro Luporino

Architect
Ana Fontainhas

Ana Fontainhas

Architect
Andreas Buijs

Andreas Buijs

Architectural Engineer
Anneline van Eck

Anneline van Eck

Interior Architect
Annenies Kraaij

Annenies Kraaij

Urban Planner/Researcher
Antonio Paoletti

Antonio Paoletti

Architect/Film Maker
Bart Brugmans

Bart Brugmans

Architectural Engineer
Bart Koevoet

Bart Koevoet

Architectural Engineer/BIM Manager
Carlos Espejel

Carlos Espejel

Designer
Chris Perry

Chris Perry

Architectural Consultant
Coosje Tuijtel

Coosje Tuijtel

Architectural Visualiser
Cort Widlowski

Cort Widlowski

Architect
Cris Mitry

Cris Mitry

Urban Designer/Writer Researcher
Cristina Genovese

Cristina Genovese

Architect
Daan Reinders

Daan Reinders

Architect
Dane Minords

Dane Minords

Architect
Danny van Grieken

Danny van Grieken

Architectural Engineer
Daria Dobrodeeva

Daria Dobrodeeva

Architect
Dolf Schulte

Dolf Schulte

Architectural Engineer
Elena Verzella

Elena Verzella

Architect
Elger Secker

Elger Secker

Architectural Engineer
Ella Gerstenkorn

Ella Gerstenkorn

Designer
Emma van der Staaij

Emma van der Staaij

Architect
Erfan Farahmand

Erfan Farahmand

Landscape Architect
Erin Kremers

Erin Kremers

Architectural Engineer
Fabio Buondonno

Fabio Buondonno

Architect
Francesco Nardacci

Francesco Nardacci

Architect
Freek Lindeman

Freek Lindeman

Architectural Engineer
Geerte Baars

Geerte Baars

Architect
Georgia Katsi

Georgia Katsi

Designer
Giovanni Gentili

Giovanni Gentili

Architect
Guus Peters

Guus Peters

Architect
Isabella Banfi

Isabella Banfi

Landscape Architect
Ivo de Bruin

Ivo de Bruin

Architect
Jaap Duenk

Jaap Duenk

Urban Designer
Jarno van Iwaarden

Jarno van Iwaarden

Architect
Jonathan Connerney

Jonathan Connerney

Architect
Joost van der Graaf

Joost van der Graaf

Architectural Engineer
Kai den Hollander

Kai den Hollander

Urban Designer
Katarzyna Orzechowska

Katarzyna Orzechowska

Achitect
Kenzo van Egeraat

Kenzo van Egeraat

Architect
Keren Zhang

Keren Zhang

Landscape/Urban Designer
Linda Kronmüller

Linda Kronmüller

Designer
Luca van Egeraat

Luca van Egeraat

Interior Architect
Luuk Verweij

Luuk Verweij

Architectural Engineer
Luuk van den Elzen

Luuk van den Elzen

Architect
Lyanne Oosterhof

Lyanne Oosterhof

Interior Architect
Lydia Giokari

Lydia Giokari

Architect
Marleen Groot

Marleen Groot

Interior Architect
Marloes Dijkink

Marloes Dijkink

Architect/New York Representative
Maroš Belopotocký

Maroš Belopotocký

Designer
Matthew Morris

Matthew Morris

Interior Architect
Michelle Moonen

Michelle Moonen

Landscape & Urban Designer
Mitchel Ovens

Mitchel Ovens

Architect
Mohamed Mahmoud

Mohamed Mahmoud

Architectural Visualiser
Murat Gulluoglu

Murat Gulluoglu

Technical Drafter
Márcia Lima Gonçalves

Márcia Lima Gonçalves

Interior Architect
Niek Nesheretov

Niek Nesheretov

Architectural Engineer
Nuno Ribeiro

Nuno Ribeiro

Architect
Omar El Hassan

Omar El Hassan

Architect
Otto Diesfeldt

Otto Diesfeldt

Architect
Paul van den Hof

Paul van den Hof

Architectural Visualiser
Pepijn Holthuis

Pepijn Holthuis

Architect
Polina Strukova

Polina Strukova

Architect
Qian Ren

Qian Ren

Architectural Engineer
Rachel Lin

Rachel Lin

Architect
Robert van Rij

Robert van Rij

Architectural Engineer
Rodrigo Bandini

Rodrigo Bandini

Architect
Rudi le Hane

Rudi le Hane

Urban Planner/Architect
Ruoxi Wang

Ruoxi Wang

Architectural Engineer
Salar Bagheri

Salar Bagheri

Designer
Sara Di Lallo

Sara Di Lallo

Architect
Serop Seropian

Serop Seropian

Technical Drafter
Shangjun Cai

Shangjun Cai

Architect
Simone Creemers

Simone Creemers

Architect
Sky Zhang

Sky Zhang

Designer
Thomas Drenth

Thomas Drenth

Architect
Toon de Wilde

Toon de Wilde

Architectural Engineer
Veerasu Sae-Tae

Veerasu Sae-Tae

Architect
Xian Chen

Xian Chen

Architect
Xiaoyu Ding

Xiaoyu Ding

Designer
Yuanyuan Chen

Yuanyuan Chen

Architect
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Support Team

Anne Moleveld

Anne Moleveld

People & Organisation Manager
Aslı Soytürk

Aslı Soytürk

People & Organisation Advisor
Maaike van der Ende

Maaike van der Ende

People & Organisation Officer
Eliano Felício

Eliano Felício

Brand & PR Manager
Yolanda Dullaart

Yolanda Dullaart

Personal Assistant to Francine Houben
Annemieke van Houte

Annemieke van Houte

Graphic Designer
Wendy Hunnego

Wendy Hunnego

Office Assistant
Sanne Oehlers

Sanne Oehlers

Business Developer
Rebecca Lopes Cardozo

Rebecca Lopes Cardozo

Business Developer/Architect
Simone Op den Kamp

Simone Op den Kamp

Business Developer/Architect
Simone van der Linden

Simone van der Linden

Business Developer
Antje Rohr

Antje Rohr

Financial Management
Ronald Dumas

Ronald Dumas

Financial Management
Thijs van Waveren

Thijs van Waveren

Information Systems Manager
Jayden Baltus

Jayden Baltus

ICT Support Engineer
Sandra Sneekes-Pacqué

Sandra Sneekes-Pacqué

Office Manager