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.
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