Inaugural Lecture Francqui Chair 2023-2024 Prof. Dr. Sigrid Adriaenssens


Francqui-2023-2024.jpgProf. Dr. Rik Van de Walle, Rector of Ghent University
Prof. Dr. Mieke Van Herreweghe, Vice-Rector of Ghent University
Prof. Dr. Patrick De Baets, Dean Faculty of Engineering and Architecture
Prof. Dr. Johan Lagae, Head Department of Architecture and Urbanism

have the pleasure of inviting you to the inaugural lecture of the Francqui Chair 2023-2024 awarded to Prof. Dr. Sigrid Adriaenssens (Princeton University).

Sigrid Adriaenssens is Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Director of the Program in Mechanics, Materials, and Structures at Princeton University. As head of the Form Finding Lab, she conducts research on (the optimization of) the design of lightweight surface systems, which have broad applications in the fields of architecture and construction.

Inaugural Lecture - “Building the Future for People and Planet - Digital Architectural Design.”

This inaugural lecture will take place on 28 February 2024 at VANDENHOVE, Rozier 1, 9000 Ghent at 19:00, and will be followed by a reception. Please confirm your attendance no later than 25 February 2024 at

This is the first in a series of lectures on the use of advanced Digital Architectural Design tools in addressing contemporary design challenges. A full program is available at: Francqui Chair 2023-2024 Lecture Series