Bernard VAN BERKEL
1977-1982 Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam Architectural Design
1982-1987 Architectural Association, London, Honours Diploma Architecture
1988 Foundation of Van Berkel & Bos Architectuurbureau b.v., Amsterdam
1998 Foundation of UN Studio, Amsterdam
2002 Foundation of United Architects, international collaboration, UN Studio Greg Lynn, Foreign Office Architect, Kevin Kennon Architects, Asymptote, Imaginary Forces.Ben van Berkel studied architecture at the Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam and the Architectural Association in London, receiving the AA Diploma with Honours in 1987.
In 1988 he and Caroline Bos set up architectural practice in Amsterdam. The Van Berkel & Bos Architectuurbureau has realized among other projects the Karbouw office building, the Erasmus bridge in Rotterdam, museum Het Valkhof in Nijmegen, the Moebius house and the NMR facilities for the University of Utrecht. In 1998 Ben van Berkel and Caroline Bos established a new firm: UN Studio (United Net). UN Studio presents itself as a network of specialists in architecture, urban development and infrastructure.
Current projects are the restructuring of the station area of Arnhem, a new Mercedes Benz Museum in Stuttgart (Germany), a music theatre for Graz (Austria) and the design and restructuring of the Harbor Ponte Parodi in Genoa (Italy)
Ben van Berkel has lectured and taught at many architectural schools around the world. Currently he is Professor Conceptual Design at the Staedelschule in Frankfurt am Main. Central to his teaching is the inclusive approach of architectural works integrating virtual and material organization and engineering constructions.Professor Conceptual Design, Staedelschule, Frankfurt
Visiting Professor, Princeton University, Princeton
Visiting Professor, Columbia University, New York
Visiting Professor, Harvard University, New York
Diplom. Unit Master, Architectural Association, Londen
Diplom. Unit Master aan het Berlage Instituut in Amsterdam