This March 30 from 6 – 8 PM, Jacob van Rijs gives a lecture on innovative housing in New York. This event is the third of a series of international programs highlighting exemplary housing design around the world.
MVRDV was founded in 1993 by Winy Maas, Jacob van Rijs, and Nathalie de Vries in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The practice engages globally in providing solutions to contemporary architectural and urban issues. A highly collaborative, research-based design method involves clients, stakeholders and experts from a wide range of fields from early on in the creative process. The results are exemplary, outspoken projects that enable our cities and landscapes to develop towards a better future.
Introduction: Fernando Villa, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Principal, Magnusson Architecture and Planning; Co-Chair, AIANY Housing Committee.
About Jacob van Rijs
(Amsterdam, 1964), Prof. Ir. FRIBA is an architect, urban planner, and one of the co-founding directors of the globally operating architecture and urban planning firm MVRDV. Based in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, the firm is known for projects such as the Expo 2000 Netherlands Pavilion, the Villa VPRO television studios in Hilversum, and the recent Market Hall in Rotterdam. In parallel to his work in practice, van Rijs regularly lectures, takes part in international juries, and teaches at universities and institutes worldwide. He is currently Visiting Professor at the Technical University of Munich. He has also taught at TU Delft, University of Wismar, ETSAM University Madrid, Royal Academy of Arts Copenhagen, Tokyo Institute of Technology, and Rice University, Houston, amongst others. Since 2011, van Rijs has been Chairman of the International program of the Royal Institute of Dutch Architects (BNA) and in 2012 he initiated BNA iTop, a network for creative industries. In 2014, he was appointed Board Member of the Dutch Trade Board.