Staff Dirk van den Heuvel

Dirk van den Heuvel graduated as an architect from TU Delft, 1994. He is associate professor with the chair. He is also the head of the Jaap Bakema Study Centre at Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam and was the curator of the Dutch pavilion for the 14th architecture exhibition of the Venice Biennale in 2014. His expertise is in the field of postwar modern architecture and planning. In 2017 he was awarded with a Richard Rogers Fellowship from Harvard GSD for his research project Socio-plastics on New Brutalism and British welfare state politics.

Van den Heuvel was curator of the exhibition 'Structuralism' at Het Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam (2014), together with Herman Hertzberger. With Max Risselada he organised two exhibitions and publications: ‘Team 10 – In Search of a Utopia of the Present’ (NAi, 2005) and ‘Alison and Peter Smithson – from the House of the Future to a house of today’ (010, 2004). Book publications include: 'Jaap Bakema and the Open Society' (Archis, 2017), 'Architecture and the Welfare State' (Routledge, 2015, with Mark Swenarton and Tom Avermaete) and ‘Lessons: Tupker / Risselada. A Double Portrait of Dutch Architectural Education’ (SUN, 2003, with Madeleine Steigenga and Jaap van Triest).

He is an editor of the series Delft Architectural Studies on Housing, DASH (nai010 publishers) and the open-access on-line journal for architecture theory Footprint, as well as an editorial board member of the Spanish open-access on-line research journal VLC Arquitectura. He was also an editor of the journal OASE (1993-1999). His writings have been published in various international magazines and on-line media, among which the Journal of Architecture, AA-Files, Volume and the Dutch website ArchiNed. He has worked as an architect for the offices of Neutelings Riedijk Architecten and De Nijl Architecten. His favourite piece of architecture is the Sir John Soane’s Museum in London.

Ir. Frederique van Andel

Frederique van Andel holds a Master’s degree in both urban planning and architecture from Delft University of Technology. She worked for Mecanoo architecten and DP6 architectuurstudio in Delft, and lived in Barcelona where she worked with architect Toni Gironès. Van Andel is a researcher with the Chair of Architecture and Dwelling at TU Delft and the Global Housing Study Centre. Her main focus of research is affordable housing in the Global South. She’s an author and editor of the book series DASH (Delft Architectural Studies on Housing) for which she was responsible for numerous issues e.g. The Residential Floor Plan, The Eco House, Housing Exhibitions and Global Housing – Affordable Dwellings for Growing Cities. Van Andel curated the exhibition ‘Global Housing – Affordable Dwellings for Growing Cities’, with venues in Delft (The Netherlands) and Addis Ababa (Ethiopia). She’s the project manager for the research project 'Addis Ababa Living Lab: Creating Resilient Dwelling Clusters for Urban Resettlement in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia [2ALL], co-financed by NWO-WOTRO and TU Delft. She also teaches Research Seminars on Global Housing to graduation students at TU Delft and is coordinator and content manager of PAD (Platform for Affordable Dwelling). Dick van Gameren

Over the last 20 years, Dick van Gameren has initiated a wide range of projects, varying from exhibition buildings to urban master plans. Winning the Archiprix in 1989, the international Europan II competition in 1991 and the Charlotte Köhler Award of the Prins Bernard Cultuurfonds in 1995 proved to be the start of an impressive career in architecture. Van Gameren started his own firm in 2006, which resulted in winning the Aga Khan Award in 2007 for his design for the Dutch Embassy in Ethiopia and the title of BNA Building of the Year in 2012 for the sustainable transformation of Villa 4.0 in Naarden. Alongside his career as an architect, Dick van Gameren became professor at the TU Delft in 2006, leading an internationally orientated education and research network, focusing on the problems and possibilities of affordable housing.

Robbert Guis


Robbert Guis (1988) has 10 years of experience in the field of architecture. During his studies at the Delft University of Technology, he worked as a draftsman at BYTR in Rotterdam and then as a designer at ANA architects in Amsterdam. From 2010, he worked for three years as a student assistant for Prof. dr. Dick van Gameren and the Chair of Architecture and Dwelling. In 2013 he graduated with a research by design project House & Land focussing on the architecture of farms and country houses in Europe.

After his studies Robbert worked for 4.5 years at the international and multidisciplinary firm Mecanoo Architects. During this period, he worked as an architect on various projects in housing, education and exhibition design. In addition, he worked for Mecanoo’s research lab Mec-lab, where he studied English housing typologies for the RIBA and urban development in Rotterdam South, Sloterdijk Amsterdam and around the A13 motorway.  

In 2018, Robbert started Flocks, an architectural firm that focusses on the design of new typologies for the future living environment.



Niels van Ham studied building engineering in Breda and architecture in the Maastricht academy of fine Arts before graduating at the Rotterdam Academy of Architecture in 2012.


He worked in different architecture offices on schools, housing and both large- and small-scale interiors. Between 2000 and 2010, he realized a few small-scale individual housing projects. In 2010, he started working for a large Rotterdam based Housing Corporation working on large- and small-scale urban developments.




At the faculty of Architecture Niels is currently teaching both bachelor and master students studios of Architecture & Dwelling.



Dr. ir. Birgit Jürgenhake

Birgit Jürgenhake studied architecture at the University of Technology in Karlsruhe, Germany, during which she enjoyed external traineeships in Finland and the Netherlands. She worked in various architectural offices on housing projects and public buildings, among others WGK Karlsruhe, Mecanoo, Erick van Egeraat, and KCAP. In 2001 Birgit Jürgenhake founded her own company. Since 2004, she is assistant professor with the chair of Architecture and Dwelling. In 2016, she finished her PhD research ‘Dwelling from the inside to the outside – from private to the public’ which focused on the facade as the filter between the inside and the outside and as the face to the public realm. 

Ir. Olv Klijn


Theo Kupers graduated in 1992 at the Rotterdam Academy of Architecture, and established himself in 1996 as an independent architect with his own architectural firm in Rotterdam: Theo Kupers Architecten. Since then he has been working on very different types of assignments, all in the field of architecture and interior design. With the achievement of the ‘2004 National Prize of Best School Building’ his professional field has expanded towards the design of educational buildings.




His most famous buildings are ‘The Olieberg residential complex in Scheveningen’, ‘De Wereld op Zuid communityschool in Rotterdam’, and the re-use of 10 listed buildings at the Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam.




He worked seven years for Mecanoo Architects and was a guest teacher at the Willem de Kooning Academy and various Academies of Architecture in Rotterdam, Groningen and Amsterdam. Since 2013 he is first tutor at the TU Delft Chair of Dwelling MSc3-4 graduation track Dutch Housing.

Ir. Harald Mooij
Dr. ir. Nelson Mota

Nelson Mota is Assistant Professor at Delft University of Technology. He holds a professional degree in Architecture (1998) and an advanced master on Architecture, Territory and Memory (2006) from the Department of Architecture at University of Coimbra (Portugal) and a PhD (2014) from Delft University of Technology. His doctoral dissertation “An Archaeology of the Ordinary. Rethinking the Architecture of Dwelling from CIAM to Siza” focuses on the relationship between vernacular social and spatial practices and the architecture of dwelling. Nelson is a founding partner of the architectural office comoco arquitectos, winner of the Portuguese National Prize for Architecture in Wood in 2013. He is the author of the book A Arquitectura do Quotidiano (The Architecture of the Everyday) published in 2010, and co-editor of “The ‘Bread & Butter’ of Architecture: Investigating Everyday Practices” published in 2015. He regularly contributes review articles to architecture magazines, essays to academic journals, and papers to conferences. Since 2013 Nelson collaborates as guest scholar with The Berlage Center for Advanced Studies in Architecture and Urban Design. He is production editor and member of the editorial board of the academic journal Footprint.


Ir. Pierijn van der Putt

Pierijn van der Putt graduated as an architect at TU Delft in 2001. He worked as an editor for the journal de Architect (2002-2008) before he started teaching at the Faculty of Architecture. He is currently an editor of DASH (NAi Publishers) and writes for various journals. He is coordinator of the MSc studios of Architecture & Dwelling and teaches both bachelor and master students.


Inigo Cornago Bonal

Íñigo Cornago is an architect and lecturer. He graduated from ETSAM-UPM, Madrid in 2013. Thanks to an Erasmus grant, he spent one year as an exchange student at KTH, Stockholm. Currently, Íñigo is a PhD candidate at TU Delft in the Chair of Architecture & Dwelling. With the support of La Caixa Fellowship, he develops his PhD in the ’Architecture and Democracy’ programme, a collaboration between the Department of Architecture, TU Delft, the Jaap Bakema Study Centre, and Het Nieuwe Instituut.

Íñigo has developed a professional practice between architecture and urbanism working independently, collaboratively and in the partnership Cornago&Sanchez. He has put forward projects that range in scope and scale: From building housing projects and developing time-based urban master plans, to art interventions and collaborative design. He teaches design studio at Kingston University, London in both the BA (Hons) Architecture and the MA Landscape and Urbanism.

In 2016, he was awarded a Teaching Fellowship at CEPT University where he co-edited the publication “Ahmedabad Cross Section”. He has co-directed the Archiprix International Workshop in the 2015 and 2017 editions. In 2012, together with Claudia Sánchez, he directed a workshop for Interactivos-Hack the city at Science Gallery, Dublin and Medialab Prado, Madrid. Next year, they were Artist in Residency at El Ranchito, Matadero, Madrid.

Brook Haileselassie MSc
Burcu Köken
Ir. Anteneh Tola

Anteneh Tesfaye Tola was born in Ethiopia. He received his MAS in Urban Design from the ETH Zurich, in Switzerland. He studied methodologies of analysis and the strategic design and planning of urban territories in emerging economies – taking cases in neighborhoods of Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo in Brazil. The continuous confrontation between issues of rapid urbanization and social equity and the use of design as an instrument of intervention has been his main area of investigation. He has been an academic staff at the Addis Ababa University – Ethiopian Institute of Architecture, Building Construction and City Development, during which time he was continuously involved in teaching, research and consultancy work in the development of a masterplan for the main city center of Addis Ababa. At TU Delft, Anteneh will engage in a research entitled: The Making of Places of Coexistence-Addis Ababa using case studying and synthesis of patterns as primary methods. Documenting and analyzing physical and spatial patterns of coexistence of different uses, social classes and cultural and ethnic identities in the inner city of Addis Ababa, as a means to generate tools, methods and principles toward the formation of an all-inclusive city center.

Guest researcher

Elena Martínez Millana


Elena Martínez-Millana is currently Research Fellow —supported by European Union and Polytechnic University of Madrid SC Fellowship— at Delft University of Technology, Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, Department of Architecture, in the Chair of Architecture & Dwelling, Section: Form, Space and Type (2018-19 / 2019-20). Elena has been Predoctoral Fellow in the Architectural Design Department (DPA-UPM) —supported by European Union and the Community of Madrid, 2017-18 / 2018-19—. She has been Teacher Assitant in the Architectural Design Department (DPA-UPM) —Teacher Assitant: 2017-18/2018-19. DPAA Mentor: 2015-16/2016-17. MPAA Mentor: 2014-15—. She is member of the Collective Housing Research Group from the Polytechnic University of Madrid (GIVCO-UPM) (2016-present). She is PhD Candidate, doctoral thesis titled “Dismantling Domesticity: Inhabiting Heterotopias” supervised by Prof. Andrés Cánovas. This research has been awarded at the Spanish Biennial of Architecture and Urbanism XIV BEAU (2018) –Research Category–, and has been part of the exhibition contents of the Spanish Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale (2018), moreover, she has participated in several scientific conferences, etc.