De Wachter, Johan Jacob Maria born 1976 (Belgium). Civil Engineer Architect; Catholic University Louvain (KU Leuven), Departement of Architecture & Urban planning (2000). Membership: Stichting Bureau Architecten-register (architect registry).
After his studies at the University of Louvain in Belgium, Johan De Wachter moved to Rotterdam. From 2000 to 2004 he was employed by the Office for Metropolitan Architecture and worked on various urban development and architecture projects and competitions. In 2003 he founded the Fün Design Consultancy (Fündc) and was partner to 2005. In 2005 he founded Johan De Wachter Architects (JDWA). Currently he works on projects in the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Portugal and China. JDWA is a design practice for architecture and complex urban development in the existing city. Designing with and for people in the neighborhoods is a very important aspect of our work. Generic concepts and standard typologies are never applied directly but change according to the project’s context. This approach results in an intense working process that demands a lot of communication and interaction between the client, future users and the design team. The real needs are often beyond written briefs and become apparent through discussions.