New dean for Berlage Institute
May 15, 2002
The Board of Governers and the management of the
Berlage Institute announce the appointment of the architect Alejandro
Zaera-Polo as Dean, starting 1 October 2002.
The Board of Governers and the management of the Berlage Institute
announce the appointment of the architect Alejandro Zaera-Polo as
Dean, starting 1 October 2002. He succeeds Wiel Arets, who held
this position since 1995, guiding the development of the institute
into an international center for spatial research and design.
Alejandro Zaera-Polo (1963) studied architecture in Madrid (1988)
and at Harvard (1991), graduating from both with Honors. After working
with Rafael Moneo (1989) and O.M.A. (1991-1993), he started his
own office, Foreign Office Architects in London, together with his
wife Farshid Moussavi. He has taught at, among others, the Architectural
Association, Columbia University, Princeton University, Yokohama
University, UCLA and the Berlage Institute. His latest project,
the Yokohama International Ferry Terminal in Japan, will be opened
by the end of this month.
The Berlage Institute is an international 'laboratory' for architecture,
urban planning and landscape design. It offers a two-year program
on a postgraduate level, with a possibility of extension to four
years, ending with a PhD. The central focus is on the individual
development of the architect's professional character. The emphasis
in the program is on design research.
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