Director and Co-founder,
Nathalie de Vries. Prof. ir. FRIBA (1965, Appingedam, the Netherlands), 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. Since 2013 she has been Professor for Architecture at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf. Nathalie de Vries is currently the chair 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 Institute (now HNI) and the Moti Museum of the Image. 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.