Winy Maas

Winy Maas, Jacob van Rijs and Nathalie de Vries are directors of the design office MVRDV. He was educated at the RHSTL Boskoop (1978/83) as a landscape architect. In 1984 he started to study at the Technical University of Delft, department of Architecture and Urban Planning. Here he graduated both as an architect and as an urban planner in 1990 with honorable mention. Winy Maas has worked as an architect/urban planner at: Bureau Bakker (Bleeker), D.R.O. (Amsterdam), Kuiper Compagnons (Rotterdam), UNESCO (Nairobi), DHV (Amersfoort) and Rem Koolhaas’ Office for Metropolitan Architecture (Rotterdam). Winy Maas regularly gives lectures and workshops at schools and institutions all over the world (e.g. at AA London, Berlage Institute Amsterdam, Universities of Delft, Eindhoven, Berlin, Barcelona, Oslo and Vienna, at the Cooper Union New York and in Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston and Princeton). Beside that, he has been member of the editorial staff of Forum (1994/97) and board member of Items (1995/97) and member of the program board of the National Design Group (1998/). MVRDV has won national and international awards for their work.