Deborah Hauptmann, Director Delft School of DesignAssociate Professor of Architecture
For the past decade Hauptmann has been engaged in both theory and design teaching at the Faculty of Architecture, TU Delft. Prior to the founding of the DSD she was Masters program coordinator for the Architecture Theory department where she developed much of core curriculum still taught in that department. Hauptmann lectures internationally and contributes actively to conferences as a speaker and moderator, both at the TU and abroad. Her research interest include: philosophical notions of time & space in relation to architecture and urban theory, specifically developed through a close reading of Henri Bergson and Gilles Deleuze; the problematic of the virtual [Bergson, Deleuze, Foucault, Lefebvre et al.]; the geo-politics & socio-poetics of the city [Beck, Derrida, Rancier, et al.]; and issues pertaining to the limits and extensions of trans-disciplinary thinking. She has recently published the volume: Cognitive Architecture: From Biopolitics to Noopolitics [co-edited with W. Neidich].
Before coming to the TU Delft in 1998, Hauptmann practiced Architecture in Switzerland, Spain and America where she was a founding partner in SOPHOS, an Architecture design and development consulting firm. She resides in Rotterdam.
Publications and recent work:
'Foreword from Writing and Seeing Architecture'. © D. Hauptmann, in Writing and Seeing Architecture, C. de Portzamparc, P. Sollers.
'Introduction:Architecture & Mind in the Age of Communication and Information'. © D Hauptmann, in Cognitive Architcture: From Biopolitics to Noopolitics. Architecture & Mind in the Age of Communication and Information, Edited by D Hauptman and W Neidich.
Telephone: +31- 6 - 39 25 14 02
Arie Graafland, Professor. dr.Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Professor of Architecture
Arie Graafland is professor in Architecture Theory at the Faculty of Architecture, TU Delft. After a three year technical education in Rotterdam, he studied sociology [VU] and philosophy [UvA] in Amsterdam. He worked for several years in urban research for the city of Arnhem. In 1978 he began his academic work in the department of Urbanism at the TU and in 1986 he received a PhD in architectural theory. In 1992 he became Associate Professor in the department of Architecture Theory where he continued to carry out research and education in both Architecture and Urban Theory. He has lectured internationally and published extensively in these areas. Dr. Graafland was awarded the Antoni van Leeuwenhoek chair in 1999 and founded the DSD in 2002. He is the editor of The Delft School of Design Series on Architecture and Urbanism with 010 Publishers. Together with Harry Kerssen he is principal of Kerssen Graafland Architects in Amsterdam. He resides in Amsterdam.
Publications and recent work:
- 'Looking into the folds'. © AD Graafland. [See Crossover and The Body in Architecture ].
- 'On Criticality'. © AD Graafland, in Crossover.
- Architectural Bodies: Artificiality in the work of Rem Koolhaas.
- Books published
- All publications
Research and Teaching Staff
Marc BoumeesterFilmmaker & instructor
After his studies Marc Boumeester got involved in the process of film-making. Since the early nineties he has worked for various major television- and film-producing companies and realized over 60 products, varying from commercials and comedies to drama-series and feature films. In recent years he developed himself on an even more challenging level. Combining his affection for architecture with his knowledge of unstable media resulted in a number of [partly ongoing] experimental research projects involving groups of International master-students and researchers, situated in various countries around the globe.
Currently he is appointed as coordinator and lecturer at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague, as developer/lecturer at the Delft University of Technology, Delft School Of Design department of Architectural Theory and as developer/lecturer at the Delft University of Technology department of Media-studies. This combination gives opportunity to further develop the newly found field of expertise, linking directly architecture and public space to the application of unstable media techniques in order to come to a better understanding and use of these forms of communication, also embedding them directly in the curriculum of the various educational institutions. Besides this he is working as a free-lance consultant. His networks span from the obvious directly work related to the more glamorous such as the International Art Experts Forum at the ARCO in Madrid.
Telephone: +31(0)15 – 278 1830
Gregory Bracken, dr. ir.Instructor and researcher
Gregory Bracken was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1968. He successfully completed a Ph.D. at the Delft University of Technology's Faculty of Architecture in 2009. His thesis was entitled ‘Thinking Shanghai: A Foucauldian Interrogation of the Postsocialist Metropolis'. It is available at http://www.library.tudelft.nl. Dr. Bracken has a B.Sc.Arch. and Dip. Arch from Bolton Street College of Technology and Trinity College Dublin [graduating in 1992 with a distinction in thesis], he attained an M.Sc.Arch. [with a specialisation in urbanism] at TU Delft in 2004 [graduating cum laude]. He has lived and worked in Asia since 1993 and has written the series of ‘Walking Tour' guidebooks to cities in the region. Dr. Bracken's current research at the Delft School of Design is into the postcolonial global cities of East Asia, a topic he also researches in his capacity as research fellow at the International Institute of Asian Studies in Leiden University [www.iias.nl]. He is married and lives in Amsterdam.
Gerhard Bruyns, dr. ir.Asisstant Professor of Architecture, DSD Masters Program Coordinator
Gerhard Bruyns is design instructor and the administrative coordinator for the DSD Master's Program. His Ph.D. thesis [2011 - TU Delft] dealt with the question of how to empirically ‘unpack' spatial structures of the contemporary city, through Foucault's notion of the ‘dispositif'. In 2002 he completed a MSc Degree in Architecture with a specialization in Urbanism [cum laude - TU Delft]. ‘Ubuntu- Post Colonial Urban Tribe Space' engaged with the spatial mechanics in a Post-Apartheid South African City. Dr Bruyns received his Bachelor in Architecture [cum laude] in 1998 from the University of Pretoria, South Africa. Prior to his work in the DSD he worked in the SpaceLab research group of the Urbanism department, TU Delft, and taught at the University of Pretoria till 2000. He has lectured at a number of Architecture Schools [Visiting Professor at DIA] and has acted as a jury member at various universities in South Africa, Chile and the United States. In 2007 he coordinated, under chairmanship of Professors A.D. Graafland and I.B. Low, the Urban Development Stall of the African Perspectives Africain event held as part of the TU Delft's 2007 Lustrum year [http://www.africanperspectives.nl/]. His [South African] built work ranges between commercial and residential project. Research interests remain urban driven, with emphasis of how planning and human strategies find embodiment within the spatial domain of cities. He is co-edited of De_/Signing the Urban [010, 2007] with Patrick Healy. He is also editor of the forthcoming African Perspectives Publication within the DSD Series.
Patrick HealySenior Lecturer
After completion of studies in Philosophy and later Sociology and Near Eastern Languages, Pontifical University Maynooth, University College Dublin, Patrick Healy has been engaged in writing, research and teaching, mainly in the area of aesthetics and contemporary art. His recent publications include works on aesthetics, the philosophy of science and artists biographies, including a broad range of other activities associated with his work as Professor of Interdisciplinary research for the Free International University, Amsterdam, appointed 1997. He works as a tutor in the DSD, and provides lecture series in aesthetics and the Philosophy of Science.
Andrej Radman, dr.ir.Assistant Professor of Architecture
Andrej Radman [Zagreb, 1968] has been teaching design studios and theory courses at the TU Delft Faculty of Architecture in The Netherlands since 2004. In 2008 he joined the teaching and research staff of the Delft School of Design [DSD] as Assistant Professor of Architecture. A graduate of the Zagreb School of Architecture in Croatia, he received a Master's Degree with Honours from the TU Delft Faculty of Architecture. Radman continues to practice architecture and has won a number of awards from national competitions together with architect Igor Vrbanek, including the Croatian Association of Architects Annual Award for the most accomplished housing architecture in Croatia in 2002 for the design of a family residence in Zagreb. He has designed for the architectural offices of APZ and AP-92 in Zagreb and Korteknie Stuhlmacher Architects in Rotterdam. Radman's doctoral research focuses on J.J. Gibson's ecological approach to perception based on the complementarity of the perceiver and the environment.
'Fajrunt!/Closing Time!, Aaron Betsky Interview', A. Radman © MMVIII in Oris [http://www.oris.hr/].
'Column / Phase Portrait of Public Interior; or How Uexküll Made Peaceful Active Coexistence Possible,' A. Radman © MMIX in CiP [http://www.uha.hr]
Heidi Sohn, dr. ir.Assistant Professor of Architecture
Heidi Sohn is Assistant Professor in Architecture Theory. In 2006 she completed her doctoral work ‘The Emergence of Urban Monsters' under supervision of Arie Graafland. Dr Sohn received her MSc. in Architecture and Urbanism from the Faculty of Architecture at the TU-Delft in 2001 [cum laude], and her BSc. in Architecture and Urbanism from the UIA, Mexico City [cum laude] in 1996. Currently, she is research coordinator of the DSD Urban Asymmetries special research project at advanced and doctoral levels, and head coordinator and tutor of the DSD Master Program Future Cities: Urban Asymmetries. Since January 2008 she is also academic coordinator of the Theory Section, where she continues to teach and lecture regularly. She has lectured extensively on diverse topics in Europe, Asia, North America, and Latin America. She has published her work in several journals and books, and is an editorial board member of the DSD academic journal Footprint. Together with Arie Graafland, she is co-editor of a section in the forthcoming Handbook for Architectural Theory [Sage, 2009]. Prior to her academic involvement, she practiced as an architect and consultant in Mexico and the USA.
Karan AugustPhD Candidate
Karan August completed her BA in Philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley in 2003. Following an informal sabbatical in Florence, she moved to New Zealand to pursue an Epicurean ideal of happiness; i.e., good friends, good food and good wine, in a garden. After a horticultural apprenticeship ran its course, Karan returned to academia at Victoria University of Wellington and 2008 she received her MArch with distinction. She has lectured, tutored and presented at Victoria University and aboard. She is currently engaged in PhD research at the Delft School of Design.
Graham Livesey , ir.PhD candidate
Graham Livesey is currently an Associate Professor in the Architecture Program [Faculty of Environmental Design] at the University of Calgary, Canada where he has taught design, architectural history, and urban design since 1991. He holds a professional BArch degree  and a post-professional MArch  in history and theory, both from McGill University [Montreal, Canada]. During 1995-2004 he was a principal of Down + Livesey Architects, and he was the Director of the Architecture Program from 2000-06. He is currently the Treasurer of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture [Washington, DC]. He is also the expert advisor on architecture to The Canadian Encyclopedia, and editorial advisor to the journal Architecture and Ideas. He has published two books with the University of Calgary Press: Passages: Explorations of the Contemporary City  and Gordon Atkins: Architecture 1960-1995 . Graham Livesey is currently working on a DSD doctorate under the supervision of Prof Arie Graafland; he is examining twentieth century urban green space systems as influenced by the Garden City movement.
Sarah Lorenzen, R.A.PhD Candidate
Sarah Lorenzen is an Associate Professor in the Architecture Department at Cal Poly Pomona and Resident Director of the Neutra VDL Research House in Los Angeles. She is a licensed architect [CA, GA] and principal of the design firm Plasmatic Concepts. Her practice emphasizes the use of creative communication devices: films, animations, interactive apps to engage the public on issues related to the built environment. Sarah grew up in Mexico City and moved to the U.S. to attend Smith College. She continued her studies at the Atlanta College of Art [BFA in drawing], Georgia Tech [M.Arch], and SCI-Arc [M.Arch MR+D.] Sarah is currently researching how new mapping technologies are changing how we understand and intervene in the built environment.
Warren NeidichVisiting Scholar / PhD Candidate
Warren Neidich is an artist and writer living between Europe and the US. His artworks have been exhibited internationally at such institutions as the PS1 MOMA, The Whitney Museum of American Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Ludwig Museum, ICA-London and Temporary Kunsthalle, Berlin. Selected future exhibitions 2011 include Galerie Moriarty, Madrid, The Emily Harvey Foundation, NYC, Extra City, Antwerp, Zentrum für Kunstprojekte, Vienna and The MAK Center, Vienna. He is recipient of the Vilem Flusser Theory Award, Berlin, Germany, 2010 and is a Fulbright Scholar Program Recipient, 2011. Dr. Neidich studied photography and psychology at Washington University, St. Louis. He was research fellow in neurobiology in the laboratory of Nobel Prize recipient Dr. Roger Sperry at California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California. After receiving his medical degree and going on to complete a residency in Ophthalmology he continued as Clinical Instructor of Ophthalmology at New York Eye and Ear until 1993. This unique educational foundation gave him the intellectual resources with which to explore the conditions of art and now architecture from a very unique perspective. In 1993 he committed himself fulltime to the pursuit of his artistic practice.
Annemieke Bal –SandersExecutive Secretary
Annemieke Bal-Sanders has been with the Delft University of Technology since 1983. Her introduction to the Faculty of Architecture commenced with Personnel Relations Department as a secretary.
Since 1994, she has managed to secure the position of 1st secretary at the Department of Architecture, focused on handling the entire secretarial and administrative section. From June 1998 until March 2008 she fulfilled the position of secretarial division head, leading, managing a number of individuals within the secretarial section.
As from March 2008 Annemieke will act as a personal assistant to the Delft School of Design Directors and Course coordinators, as well as first point of contact between individuals and the DSD.
Telephone: +31 15 2781830
Jasper Schaap, ir.DSD Masters Program Assistant
Jasper Schaap  is a Master degree student at the Faculty of Industrial Design in Delft. In 2009 he organized, in collaboration with fellow students, the InDeSem seminar entitled "Point of View," and focused on how we, as human experience architecture and its surroundings. After completing his Bachelors degree, Jasper followed an internship at Neutelings Riedijk Architects from February till Juli 2010. He graduated in juli 2012 as Master of Science in Architecture on his graduation project: The experience of cancer, research and design for the oncological center, which was done in collaboration with the Netherlands Cancer Institute/ Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Hospital. Jasper is continuing his studies in Design for Interaction, a Master of Science track in the Faculty of Industrial Design. Jasper joined the DSD team in July of 2009.