Marie-José Van Hee was born in 1950 in Ghent, Belgium. She studied architecture at the Hoger Architectuurinstituut Sint-Lucas (Higher Institute of Architecture Sint-Lucas) in Ghent.
In 1975 she formed her own architecture studio in Ghent. Since 1990 her office has worked closely together on numerous projects with Robbrecht & Daem architecten with whom she shares an office in Lieremanstraat in Ghent. Currently she employs 8-10 collaborators who are working on public buildings, private houses and urban development projects.
As a professor in architectural design, Marie-José Van Hee teaches at the Architecture Department of Sint-Lucas School of Architecture. She has lectured in Belgium, the Netherlands and in the UK and has been a guest lecturer and critic at universities in Belgium, the Netherlands and Switzerland. Marie-José Van Hee participated in the 13th Biennale di Venezia on the invitation of David Chipperfield as curator, and has been nominated for the Mies Van der Rohe Award 2013 for the Market Hall in Ghent Belgium and in 1999 for her own house in Ghent. She has won numerous awards, including the Provincial Prize for Architecturein 1993 and 2003 and the Biannual Culture Prize for Architecture of the Flemish Community in 1997. Since 2008 she is a member of the Royal Academy for Sciences and Art.
This is a special lecture in the boulevard on the fourth floor of Central House, organised and hosted by the Architecture Research Unit, The Cass. Everyone is welcome.
Recent news from The Cass
Thursday, 14 December, 3-8pm
The twelfth annual open studios at Calcutta House features exhibition by Fine Art BA and Photography BA students and a pop up exhibition by first year architects.
Musarc, the architectural choir/research project based at The Cass, has announced details of their 2017 Christmas Concert.
Cass students transform library windows into exhibition space for Aldgate community arts event
The Winter Graduation ceremony saw hundreds of London Met graduands celebrate their academic achievements at London’s Barbican Centre.
Sarah Jane Wilson, who studied Creative Writing at London Met, will have her debut novel published in 2018.
Denise Lewis, a recent Textile Design BA graduate, has won a competition to design curtain fabric for the anti-poverty and social action centre, Toynbee Hall.
Richard Wilson OBE, aka Victor Meldrew, was awarded an honorary degree by London Metropolitan University at the 2017 Winter Graduation ceremony.
London Met raises awareness of homelessness in London with a Textile Design project.
An evening of celebration was held in order to launch Just Met 2017, an anthology featuring creative writing work from students at the University.
Students from The Sir John Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design have started a three-year regeneration collaboration with Belmonte, Italy.
The Cass will be hosting an exhibition of multimedia installations and live performances next week.
Students studying the urban development of cities in the Midlands recently had the opportunity to present their work to the Mayor of Leicester.
A group of Diploma Architecture students are working with the 15th Fulham Scout Group to create a live construction project.
A Jewellery Design graduate is fundraising to help her co-founded organisation, Mother Makers, exhibit at Munich Jewellery Week 2018.
BA Fine Art graduate named as winner of a national award.