Nathalie de Vries appointed to AIA College of Fellows
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has elevated Professor of Architectural Design Nathalie de Vries to its College of Fellows. This is in honour of her exceptional work and contributions to architecture and society on an international level.
The AIA works to create more valuable, healthy, secure, and sustainable buildings, neighbourhoods, and communities. AIA advocates for public policies that promote economic vitality and public wellbeing. With over thirty years of experience, architect and urbanist Nathalie de Vries has done exactly that. She graduated from Delft University of Technology in 1990. De Vries is director and co-founder of globally operating architecture and urban planning firm MVRDV, which she initiated together with Winy Maas and Jacob van Rijs in 1993. Nathalie de Vries has taught at several schools and institutions, including Harvard GSD, IIT Chicago, the Berlage Institute, TU Delft, and the Architecture Academy Arnhem and has been Professor of Architecture at TU Berlin (2002-2004). From 2013 until the summer of 2018 she was Professor at the Baukunstklasse of the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf. De Vries is currently the president of The Royal Institute of Dutch Architects (BNA). From 2005-2008 she was Chief Railroad Architect of NS/ProRail.
The AIA will officially install Nathalie de Vries and its other honorary members at the AIA Conference for Architecture in Las Vegas on 7 June 2019.