Jef Van Oevelen
After a period of training and cooperation in the architectural office of Georges Baines, after gaining some architectural prizes in social housing as an independent architect, the agency was founded in 1988 under its current name.
Where the office at the start with two independent employees primarily active in the housing, it slowly made his way on the grounds of public buildings.
‘The magnificence of our profession is all about respect and honesty. Respect and honesty towards a place, an environment, towards people, towards a program, towards possibilities and limitations, towards materials and technics. The laws of each of these, weighed in a complex simultaneity, define the rules of the game. Some call it architecture.’