Nathalie de Vries

Nathalie de Vries, Ir. FRIBA is an architect and urbanist. She is director and co-founder of globally operating architecture and urban planning firm MVRDV, which she set up together with Winy Maas and Jacob van Rijs in 1993. She studied at Delft University of Technology from 1984 till 1990 and graduated with a master of architecture. 

Nathalie de Vries is currently the president of The Royal Institute of Dutch Architects (BNA), and is a member of the Supervisory Board of the Groninger Museum, a position she has previously held for Het Nieuwe Instituut for Architecture, Design and E-culture, the Netherlands Architecture Fund, the Netherlands Architecture Insitute (now HNI) and the Moti Museum of the Image. She is also a board member of Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art and has been on the board of the architectural journal Oase.

She has taught at several schools and institutions, including Harvard GSD, IIT Chicago, the Berlage Institute, TU Delft, Architecture Academy Arnhem and has been Professor of Architecture at TU Berlin (2002-2004) and Chief Railroad Architect of NS/ProRail from 2005-2008. She has also been a member of the Gestaltungsbeirat of Salzburg and presided over the steering group BNA-Research of The Royal Institute of Dutch Architects.

Image: Barbra Verbij