Jacob van Rijs

Academic year 2013-2014

In 2013, MVRDV partner Jacob van Rijs started as the first visiting professor at the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment. MVRDV has offices in Rotterdam and Shanghai. As co-founder of this Dutch architectural office with international status, Van Rijs offers an interesting viewpoint to the education program at our faculty. 

De Strip

Van Rijs held public lectures and participated in debates. Next to that, he led Studio Amsterdam, a graduation studio that aims to focus on pressing topics and realistic sites. During the studio, an alternative strategy for ‘De Strip’, a former location of Shell, was developed. 

Visiting Professor Jacob van Rijs