Kristiaan Borret

Visiting Professor
Contact details and research profile


Kristiaan Borret (1966) graduated as an engineer-architect (KUL, Leuven), and holds additional diploma’s in philosophy (KUL, Leuven), science politique et affaires publiques (UCL, Louvain-la-Neuve) and Master in Urbanism (UPC, Barcelona).

Kristiaan Borret is bouwmeester – maître architecte of Brussels Capital Region (Belgium) since 2015. The bouwmeester is an independent government official who stimulates and supervises the quality of urban development projects.
From 2006 to 2014 Kristiaan Borret was bouwmeester of the City of Antwerp. Since 2017 he is Supervisor of Oostenburg for the City of Amsterdam (Netherlands).
Kristiaan Borret is visiting professor urban design at Ghent University since 2005 and was for a short time the Dean of the Faculty of Design Sciences at the University of Antwerp (2014).

His career has been marked by a close relationship between theory and practice, between the public and private sectors, between policy and design, and between architecture and urban planning.

Kristiaan Borret publishes regularly both in general and specialized press and is active in various management and policy bodies in the domains of architecture, urban planning and culture in Belgium and abroad.

In 2013 Kristiaan Borret was awarded the biennial Flemish Award for Architecture.