In Five Short Years: Bart Akkerhuis, Studio Akkerhuis
Bart Akkerhuis is an architect and founder of Paris-based firm Studio Akkerhuis, a young team of 40 creative individuals of 19 different nationalities who share a common passion for architecture and design. Since its founding in September 2014, the studio has grown rapidly, working internationally on a variety of high-profile projects. The firm’s work ranges from mall-scale installations — such as a 250-seat temporary theater made of bamboo — to complex mixed-use buildings and masterplans, including the transformation of a 55,000-square-meter monumental industrial flour mill into a mixed-use complex, and a high-tech office campus in the south of France.
In 2016 the studio received the Design Vanguard Award from Architectural Record and in 2019 was a finalist for the prestigious World Architecture Festival and Awards for the Meelfabriek (Flour Factory) project in Leiden, The Netherlands.
Akkerhuis is a former associate of Renzo Piano, and Studio Akkerhuis continues to collaborate with Renzo Piano Building Workshop on several projects in Paris, Toronto and Monaco.
Charles E. “Chick” Herbert Lecture in Architecture
Part of the ISU Department of Architecture’s Premiere 2019 celebration, this is the 2019 Charles E. “Chick” Herbert Lecture in Architecture. The lecture was established in 2010 in memory of 1951 Iowa State architectural engineering graduate Chick Herbert, FAIA, the founding principal of Herbert Lewis Kruse Blunck Architecture in Des Moines and recipient of the 2007 Distinguished Alumni Award, the highest honor given to Iowa State alumni by the ISU Alumni Association.
Event in Ames, IA by Iowa State University – Department of Architecture on Friday, September 6 2019