prof. ir. Daniel Rosbottom

Daniel Rosbottom has been the head of the School of Architecture and Landscape at Kingston University in London since 2008, and director of the internationally-oriented firm, DRDH Architects, since 2000. In 2015, DRDH Architects won the prestigious Norwegian Statens Byggeskikkpris or State Architecture Prize with their project Stormen Concert Hall and Library, in Bodø, Norway. Other current work includes a competition winning project for elderly housing and a social centre in Aarschot, Belgium, which will be completed this year. It is a collaboration with renowned Flemish architecture practice de Vylder Vinck Taillieu, who have a long association with the Chair.


Participant in project: project leader of: AP-1. The Building: Types and Models


ir. Sereh Mandias

Sereh Mandias studied Architecture at the TU Delft and Philosophy at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. In her work she oscillates between theory and praxis, with a specific interest in the creation of the contemporary city and its architecture. She works as an independent writer and researcher, is an editor for platform for city culture De Dépendance and teaches and coordinates at the Chair of Interiors Buildings Cities.

ir. Susanne Pietsch

Susanne Pietsch is trained as an interior architect and architect. She collaborates with different designers and works most frequently with Andreas Müller, architect/architectural historian from Berlin. She has taught at Trier University of Applied Sciences, the University of Buenos Aires and the University of Palermo, Buenos Aires.


Since 2006 she has been engaged in the Department of Interiors, Buildings and Cities as a teacher in the BSc/MSc studios and as coordinator of the BSc6 and Minor programme. She conducted research at the TU Delft and the University of Buenos Aires on self-organised social and cultural institutions and their effect on the urban area, and is currently engaged in an investigation of the architecture of youth centres for the publication ‘Youth centres: the architecture of social formation’.

ir. Jurjen Zeinstra

Jurjen Zeinstra (1961) studied at the Faculty of Architecture TU Delft. Together with Mikel van Gelderen he founded Zeinstra van Gelderen architecten. In cooperation with Ira Koers they realized projects like the Tumble House (1998) and housing in Almere (2000) and IJburg (2006) and with Mark Pimlott restaurant Puck Pip in Den Haag (2007). Jurjen Zeinstra works as an acting associate professor of Architectural Design / Interiors TU Delft and has been an editor of both OASE and Forum and lectured at different Academies of Architecture.


Mark Pimlott is an artist, architectural designer and teacher. His work in photography, film, installation, interiors and public art attempts to make the specific characteristics of places visible and available to new uses and understandings.


Trained both as an architect and visual artist, Pimlott works within and across the disciplines of art and architecture, and uses his interpretations of both to influence permanent interventions within existing places. Public art works include Guinguette, Birmingham (2000); La scala, Aberystwyth (2003); World, London (2002-10). Designs for interiors include Neckinger Mills, London (1988), Red House, London (1999-present) and restuarant Puck/Pip, Den Haag (with Zeinstra van Gelderen architecten 2007). Mark Pimlott is also an educator. He has taught widely since 1986, and frequently lectures and acts as critic at European school of architecture. He is currently assistant professor of Architectural Design (Interior) at Delft University of Technology, where he lectures and teaches. His research concerns public interiors, and in particular, very large and extensive or continuous interiors.

ir. Leontine de Wit

Leontine de Wit (1962) is an architect, interior designer and Assistant Professor of Architectural Design /Interiors Delft University of Technology.
After graduating in 1987 at the faculty of Architecture TU Delft she founded together with Ernst-Jan Hoek her own office Hoek & de Wit Architecten in Delft. Since 1988 she works as a design teacher at the department of Interior and is currently researching the interdisciplinary relations between interior design and industrial design. In 1998 she published a book on School-housing Flexible Designs and in 2007 a book on retail: Boutiques and Other Retail Spaces.
She is currently assistant professor of The Architecture of the Interior.

ir. Dirk Somers

From 1995-1999 Dirk Somers studied architecture in Antwerp and Milan andin 2002 he graduated in Urban and Environmental Planning atKULeuven. In 2001 he set up Huiswerk Architecten together with Erik Wieërs. As a passionate designer and critical coach, he has built a repertoire with Huiswerk Architecten that receives both national and international acclaim. He regularly holds lectures on topics such as tectonics, materialization and urban architecture and often takes part at workshops and juries at universities in Flanders and abroad. Besides his career at Huiswerk Architecten, Dirk Somers is teaching Architectural Design at Delft University of Technology. From September 2011 on he is also teachingas a visiting professor at the faculty of Engineering and Architecture, Dept. Architecture and Urban Planning, UGent. In October 2011, Huiswerk Architecten has ceased to exist and Dirk Somers has set up a new office: Bovenbouw Architectuur.

Guest Teachers

Tomas Dirrix

Tomas Dirrix (°1988) is an architect based in Rotterdam, NL. He graduated with honours as Masters in Architecture from the TUDelft. Previously he studied in Mendrisio, Switzerland and Ahmedabad, India. Besides having worked for multiple offices in the Netherlands, he co-founded Studio Ossidiana as an organisation for the exploration of architecture through material creation. Their projects have been widely published and internationally exhibited. Through his practice, Atelier Tomas Dirrix, aspires to create contemporary spaces and buildings that are sensitive to their context.

Catherine Visser
Sam de Vocht

Sam De Vocht has been actively involved in architectural projects at the Ghent based studio Marie-José Van Hee architecten for over a decade. In 2008, he founded SAMENWERK, a cooperative platform that inspires involved parties to create habitats for life and work while growing as a social being. He studied architecture at LUCA School of Arts and urban design at the University of Michigan from 1999 to 2005, and finished a master in urban environment and sustainability at the Polytechnic University of Cataluña two years later.
Sam has been invited as a guest critic at various universities in the UK, the Netherlands and Belgium and is currently guest teacher at the Technical University of Delft.