Stéphane Beel, born in 1955 in Kortrijk, Belgium. He commenced studies in Architecture at Hoger Sint-Lucasinstituut, Gent 1974. Graduated in Architecure at the Hoger Architectuurinstituut, Gent 1980. Part-time Professor of Civil Engineering/Architecture at the Catholic University of Leuven as from 1991. Part-time Professor of Civil engineering/Architecture at Ghent University as from 1992. Member of the jury for several architectural competitions.