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GERRIT GERRIT SCHILDER JNR

Gerrit Schilder JNR is architect, interior architect & furniture designer. He is owner | founding partner of SchilderScholte architects which has its roots in ZooM Architects. Between 1993 and 1998 he severally worked for Neutelings Riedijk and Mecanoo architects. From 2008 to 2010 he was working with Metropolis architects in Rotterdam.

In 1993 he graduates at the Constantijn Huygens Academy. With these final projects he wins two important prizes that same year, the BNI prijs and the Dutch Furniture Prize. In 2002 he got his Master degree in Architecture at the Academy of Architecture & Urban Design in Rotterdam.

From 2003 to 2009 he was President of the Dutch Association of Interior Architects, BNI and as such he was closely involved in the preparation and effectuation of the amendment to the Architects Title Act in 2010. From 2008 to 2011 he was Secretary General of the European Council of Interior Architects where he was partly responsible for the creation of The European Charter of Interior Architecture Training.

Through the years Gerrit has given lectures and workshops on interior architecture and design methodology at universities, institutes and symposiums throughout the world, form Estonia to Australia from Iran to Japan.

Next to this he is a dedicated part-time teacher. In 1997 he started teaching at the same Academy he ones studied interior architecture. Followed by the Technical University Delft and the Academy of Architecture & Urban Design in Rotterdam. From 2003 to 2006 he was Head of Department, Faculty of Interior Architecture at the Willem de Kooning Academy, University of Applied Sciences in Rotterdam. Till 2013 he was a senior lecturer at the AKV | St Joost, Avans University of Applied Sciences in Breda. The first half of 2011 he was a guest lecturer at Greenside Design Center in Johannesburg, South Africa.

HILL SCHOLTE

Hill Scholte is interior architect + spacial designer and owner | founding partner of SchilderScholte architects. She studied interior architecture at the Willem de Kooning Academy, University of Applied Sciences in Rotterdam. With her final project ‘New Kid in Town’ she won the prestigieus Holland Design Award. Hill has given internationaly lectures, for instance in Johannesburg and New Delhi, with regard to this redevelopment project of a former industral hall into a primary school based on the concept ‘the New Learning’. The prize winning B-tower project, designed together with Gerrit Schilder, was on exhibition at the Architectural Biennale of Venice 2012 and has been publiced worldwide. In January 2014 she gives in addition to the workshop Awasteness in Rajkot (India) an inspiring lecture regarding biomimicry principles.

Hill acted as curator of the Graduation Exhibition Master Retail 2011 of the Piet Zwart institute, was jury member of the China Design Awards and was present as a honourable guest at the Guangzhou Design Week in 2011 en 2012.

Currently she is a study coach at the bachelor Spacial Design of the Willem de Kooning Academy, University of Applied Sciences in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

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