Dirk Somers

Visiting Professor
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Dirk Somers (°1976) studied architecture in Antwerp and Milan, graduating in Urban and Environmental Plan- ning at KULeuven. In 1999 he was awarded Young Fle- mish Designer by the first Meesterproef of the Flemish government architect. Together with Erik Wieërs in 2001 he started Huiswerk Architecten. In 2011 Dirk Somers established a new of office: Bovenbouw Architectuur.

As a passionate designer, he has built a repertoire that receives both national and international acclaim. He regularly holds lectures on topics such as tectonics, materialization and urban architecture and often takes part in workshops and juries at universities in Flanders and abroad. Dirk Somers has been teaching Architectu- ral Design at Delft University of Technology since 2003. From September 2011 he is also design professor at Ghent University. Bovenbouw Architectuur took part in several exhibitions in Venice, München, Mendrisio, Aachen, London, and Antwerp.