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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 2021 Mecanoo and Francine were presented with the European Prize for Architecture.

 

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
Armand Paardekooper Overman

Armand Paardekooper Overman

Associate Partner/Architect
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
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
Friso van der Steen

Friso van der Steen

Technical Director
Gijs Sluijter

Gijs Sluijter

Associate Technical Architect
Martijn Meester

Martijn Meester

Associate Technical Architect
Hanneke Hollander

Hanneke Hollander

Associate/Director of Business Development
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

Aisrel Magloire-Isidora

Aisrel Magloire-Isidora

Architect
Alessandro Luporino

Alessandro Luporino

Architect
Alexander Krol

Alexander Krol

Architect
Ana Fontainhas

Ana Fontainhas

Architect
Annenies Kraaij

Annenies Kraaij

Urban Planner/Researcher
Antonio Paoletti

Antonio Paoletti

Architect/Film Maker
Arianna Balboni

Arianna Balboni

Architect
Arjan van Toorenburg

Arjan van Toorenburg

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

Designer
Daan Zandbergen

Daan Zandbergen

Architect
Dane Minords

Dane Minords

Architect
Daniel Behro

Daniel Behro

Designer
Daniele Delgrosso

Daniele Delgrosso

Architect
Ekaterina Andrusenko

Ekaterina Andrusenko

Landscape Architect
Elena Verzella

Elena Verzella

Architect
Ella Gerstenkorn

Ella Gerstenkorn

Designer
Emma van Eijkeren

Emma van Eijkeren

Interior Architect
Emma van der Staaij

Emma van der Staaij

Architect
Erfan Farahmand

Erfan Farahmand

Landscape Architect
Fabio Buondonno

Fabio Buondonno

Architect
Floor Hoogenboezem

Floor Hoogenboezem

Architect
Francesco Nardacci

Francesco Nardacci

Architect
Geerte Baars

Geerte Baars

Architect
Giovanni Gentili

Giovanni Gentili

Architect
Isabella Banfi

Isabella Banfi

Landscape Architect
Iulian Pînzaru-Stănescu

Iulian Pînzaru-Stănescu

Designer
Ivo de Bruin

Ivo de Bruin

Architect
Jaap Duenk

Jaap Duenk

Urban Designer
Jarno van Iwaarden

Jarno van Iwaarden

Architect
Jorren Verheesen

Jorren Verheesen

Architect
Kai den Hollander

Kai den Hollander

Urban Designer
Katarzyna Orzechowska

Katarzyna Orzechowska

Designer
Keren Zhang

Keren Zhang

Landscape/Urban Designer
Lieke Koen

Lieke Koen

Designer
Linda Kronmüller

Linda Kronmüller

Designer
Lisette Plouvier

Lisette Plouvier

Architect
Liza Kormilets

Liza Kormilets

Interior Architect
Lorenzo De Vecchi

Lorenzo De Vecchi

Architect
Luca Pozzati

Luca Pozzati

Architect
Luca van Egeraat

Luca van Egeraat

Interior Designer
Luuk van den Elzen

Luuk van den Elzen

Architect
Lyanne Oosterhof

Lyanne Oosterhof

Interior Architect
Lydia Giokari

Lydia Giokari

Architect
Marloes Dijkink

Marloes Dijkink

Architect
Maroš Belopotocký

Maroš Belopotocký

Designer
Matthew Morris

Matthew Morris

Interior Architect
Mauro Aguado

Mauro Aguado

Architect
Mitchel Ovens

Mitchel Ovens

Architect
Márcia Lima Gonçalves

Márcia Lima Gonçalves

Interior Architect
Nuno Ribeiro

Nuno Ribeiro

Architect
Omar El Hassan

Omar El Hassan

Designer
Otto Diesfeldt

Otto Diesfeldt

Architect
Paul van den Hof

Paul van den Hof

Architectural Visualiser
Paula Nooteboom

Paula Nooteboom

Landscape & Urban Designer
Pepijn Holthuis

Pepijn Holthuis

Architect
Polina Strukova

Polina Strukova

Architect
Rachel Lin

Rachel Lin

Architect
Rebecca Lopes Cardozo

Rebecca Lopes Cardozo

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
Shangjun Cai

Shangjun Cai

Designer
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
Ben Vincent

Ben Vincent

Technical Architect
Coco van Egeraat

Coco van Egeraat

Architectural Engineer
Danny van Grieken

Danny van Grieken

Technical Architect
Elger Secker

Elger Secker

Technical Architect
Erin Kremers

Erin Kremers

Technical Architect
Farah Haidar

Farah Haidar

Technical Drafter
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
Louiza Chafi

Louiza Chafi

Technical Drafter
Luuk Verweij

Luuk Verweij

Technical Architect
Niek Nesheretov

Niek Nesheretov

Technical Architect
Qian Ren

Qian Ren

Technical Architect
Robert van Rij

Robert van Rij

Technical Architect
Sander van Santen

Sander van Santen

Technical Architect
Toon de Wilde

Toon de Wilde

Technical Architect
Wouter Huynen

Wouter Huynen

Technical Drafter
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Model Workshop

Henk Bouwer

Henk Bouwer

Model Maker
Mattia Cavaglieri

Mattia Cavaglieri

Model Maker
Aydan Suleymanli

Aydan Suleymanli

Model Maker
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Support Team

Nathalie Jansen

Nathalie Jansen

People & Organisation Manager
Aslı Soytürk

Aslı Soytürk

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
Nienke Andersson

Nienke Andersson

Film Maker
Sanne Oehlers

Sanne Oehlers

Business Developer
Yana Daynovich

Yana Daynovich

Business Developer
Simone van der Linden

Simone van der Linden

Business Developer
Antje Rohr

Antje Rohr

Financial Management
Ronald Dumas

Ronald Dumas

Financial Management
Sjoerd Redel

Sjoerd Redel

ICT Manager
Thijs van Waveren

Thijs van Waveren

Information Systems Manager
Jayden Baltus

Jayden Baltus

ICT Support Engineer
Sandra Sneekes-Pacqué

Sandra Sneekes-Pacqué

Office Manager
Marcia de Boer

Marcia de Boer

Office Support