A generation architects , graduated at St. Lucas in 1974 and all tutors say farewell: Paul Robbrecht, Marie-José Van Hee, Marc Dubois, Jan Maenhout, Luc Devos, William Lievens, Paul Lievevrouw, Francis Glorieux and Martin Herman. Also Christian Kieckens, Marc Felix & Gilbert Decouvreur, who taught for years at the institute, are part of this generation. Engineers as Guy Mouton and Patrick Lints joined the team.
No spectacle architecture but a sophisticated application of functionality and a controlled use of contemporary materials, light and space which exudes a sleek poetry.
In a collaboration between the Ghent architectural associations and the services of the city of Ghent a big architecture exhibition was set up where about 180 buildings were presented. The exhibition concept was inspired by the spatial contrasts of streets and squares in confrontation with the historical location of St. Peter’s Abbey.