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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. She interweaves social, technical, playful and humane aspects together to form a unique solution to each assignment.

“Architecture is never a solo act. I like to compare it to directing a symphony orchestra; it's all about teamwork, about being visionary, sensitive and supportive at the same time.”

Francine maintains an active presence in academia and culture, regularly publishing and giving lectures worldwide. She has performed in many academic and professional capacities throughout her career, including Chair of Architecture and Aesthetics of Mobility at Delft University of Technology, visiting professor at Harvard Graduate School of Design, and as director of the First International Architecture Biennale in Rotterdam.

Francine has received honorary fellowships from the Royal Institute of British Architects, the American Institute of Architects and the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. In 2014 Francine was named Woman Architect of the Year by the Architects’ Journal and in November 2015 Queen Máxima of The Netherlands presented Francine 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).

Dick van Gameren

Dick van Gameren

Design and Research Director/Partner
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Arne Lijbers

Arne Lijbers

Associate Partner
Carmen Pereira

Carmen Pereira

Associate Partner
Nuno Fontarra

Nuno Fontarra

Associate Partner
Rick Splinter

Rick Splinter

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 Director New York
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Angela van der Zee

Angela van der Zee

Associate Architect
Fedele Canosa

Fedele Canosa

Associate Architect
Richard Hagg

Richard Hagg

Associate Architect
Chris Perry

Chris Perry

Associate Architect
Pieter Hoen

Pieter Hoen

Associate Urban Planner
Armand Paardekooper Overman

Armand Paardekooper Overman

Associate Architect/Concept Developer
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
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Design Team

Alessandro Luporino

Alessandro Luporino

Architect
Alexander Krol

Alexander Krol

Architect
Ana Fontainhas

Ana Fontainhas

Architect
Arianna Balboni

Arianna Balboni

Designer
Arjan van Toorenburg

Arjan van Toorenburg

Designer
Bart Wolbert

Bart Wolbert

Designer
Carlos de Liniers

Carlos de Liniers

Designer
Coos van Ginkel

Coos van Ginkel

Landscape Architect
Cristina Genovese

Cristina Genovese

Designer
Daniele Delgrosso

Daniele Delgrosso

Architect
Dimitrios Andrinopoulos

Dimitrios Andrinopoulos

Architect
Ekaterina Andrusenko

Ekaterina Andrusenko

Landscape Architect
Elena Verzella

Elena Verzella

Architect
Elia Fontani

Elia Fontani

Architect
Elisa Gallazzi

Elisa Gallazzi

Architect
Emma Lomas

Emma Lomas

Designer
Erfan Farahmand

Erfan Farahmand

Landscape Architect
Fernando Silva Gutierrez

Fernando Silva Gutierrez

Architectural Visualiser
Giovanni Gentili

Giovanni Gentili

Architect
Gonzalo Zylberman

Gonzalo Zylberman

Architect
Isabella Banfi

Isabella Banfi

Landscape Designer
Jarno van Iwaarden

Jarno van Iwaarden

Designer
Joost Laméris

Joost Laméris

Designer
Kai den Hollander

Kai den Hollander

Urban Designer
Katarzyna Orzechowska

Katarzyna Orzechowska

Designer
Kirsten Reekers

Kirsten Reekers

Interior Designer
Kristin Schaefer

Kristin Schaefer

Architect
Lorenzo De Vecchi

Lorenzo De Vecchi

Designer
Luca van Egeraat

Luca van Egeraat

Interior Designer
Luuk van den Elzen

Luuk van den Elzen

Designer
Lyanne Oosterhof

Lyanne Oosterhof

Interior Architect
Lydia Giokari

Lydia Giokari

Architect
Madieke Reijn

Madieke Reijn

Interior Designer
Mark Kanters

Mark Kanters

Architect
Marloes Dijkink

Marloes Dijkink

Architect
Matthew Morris

Matthew Morris

Interior Architect
Mitchel Ovens

Mitchel Ovens

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

Designer
Polina Strukova

Polina Strukova

Architect
Rachel Lin

Rachel Lin

Architect
Rik Verberk

Rik Verberk

Architect
Rodrigo Bandini

Rodrigo Bandini

Architect
Ron van Logchem

Ron van Logchem

Architect
Rossella Donetti

Rossella Donetti

Landscape and Urban Designer
Ryan van Kanten

Ryan van Kanten

Architect
Sara Navrady

Sara Navrady

Architect
Seger Bekkers

Seger Bekkers

Architect
Simone Creemers

Simone Creemers

Designer
Simone Op den Kamp

Simone Op den Kamp

Architect
Sorin Bompa

Sorin Bompa

Architect
Veerasu Sae-Tae

Veerasu Sae-Tae

Architect
Xian Chen

Xian Chen

Designer
Yan Shi

Yan Shi

Architect
Yinan Yu

Yinan Yu

Designer
Yuanyuan Chen

Yuanyuan Chen

Architect
Yuli Huang

Yuli Huang

Architect
Yun Dai

Yun Dai

Architect
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Technical Architects Team

Anthony Barzen

Anthony Barzen

Technical Drafter
Bart Brugmans

Bart Brugmans

Technical Architect
Bart Koevoet

Bart Koevoet

Technical Architect
Bart Telleman

Bart Telleman

Technical Architect
Bas Weststrate

Bas Weststrate

Technical Drafter
Ben Vincent

Ben Vincent

Technical Architect
Carmen Engelbertink

Carmen Engelbertink

Technical Architect/Interior Designer
Coco van Egeraat

Coco van Egeraat

Technical Architect
Danny van Grieken

Danny van Grieken

Technical Architect
Erin Kremers

Erin Kremers

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
Just Popp

Just Popp

Technical Drafter
Koen Heslenfeld

Koen Heslenfeld

Technical Architect
Lowie Swinkels

Lowie Swinkels

Technical Drafter
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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Model Workshop

Henk Bouwer

Henk Bouwer

Model Maker
Mattia Cavaglieri

Mattia Cavaglieri

Model Maker
Ilonis Bairamidis

Ilonis Bairamidis

Model Maker
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Support Team

Rebecca Weijand

Rebecca Weijand

HR Manager
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
Annemieke van Houte

Annemieke van Houte

Desktop Publisher
Nienke Andersson

Nienke Andersson

Film Maker
Eric van den Berg

Eric van den Berg

Business Development
Tomasz Crompton

Tomasz Crompton

Business Development
Iulia Cruceru

Iulia Cruceru

Business Development
Cris Mitry

Cris Mitry

Business Development/ Urban Designer
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
Bjarne Buijs

Bjarne Buijs

ICT
Ruben Pluimers

Ruben Pluimers

HR Officer