Curriculum Vitae

Ivo Vrouwe, ir., PhD.
02-07-1979, Amsterdam
Nationality: Dutch

WorkShop IV
BTW-Nummer: NL188443800B01
KvK-nummer: 24451776, Rotterdam

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I am a teacher and researcher at KU Leuven, Faculty of Architecture, Campus Sint-Lucas and Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences, Willem de Kooning Academy, and a teacher/ tutor at Fontys University of Applied Sciences, Master of Architecture. Next to my research and teaching, I work as a designer engineer of non-conventional architectural structures. In my research and teaching, I am interested in the design of learning tools and strategies, with a focus on concept learning and multidisciplinary practices. In my PhD thesis, various learning methods to support concept learning in construction education are designed and tested. In my engineering work, I support artists, designers, and architects in the translation of complex concepts and ideas into realization.


2013–2018, PhD, KU Leuven, Faculty of Architecture, Campus Sint-Lucas (Defense August 2018)
2013–2014, HKU University of the Arts Utrecht, Didactical Competence HBO, Didactical Ability
2001–2006, Eindhoven University of Technology, ir./ MSc. Architectural Design
1997–2001, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, ing. Building Technology


2020, Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences, Willem de Kooning Academy, Competency Assessment Training
2019, Fontys, EAAE Educational Academy, TU Delft, Certificate Design Education Training
2013, KU Leuven, Faculty of Architecture, Research Training Sessions II
2012, KU Leuven, Faculty of Architecture, Research Training Sessions I

Work Experience

Fontys, University of Applied Sciences, Master of Architecture
Part-time Teacher Tutor in Architecture
> Fabrication Studio

KU Leuven, Faculty of Architecture, Campus Sint-Lucas
Part-time Doctor Assistent
> Post-Doc Research

Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences, Willem de Kooning Academy
Part-time Teacher Tutor in Spatial Design
> Materials and Construction (Force&Fiction)

Foundation of WorkShop IV
Office for Design and Engineering of non-Conventional Architectural Structures.

KU Leuven, Faculty of Architecture, Campus Sint-Lucas
Part-time Teacher Researcher in Interior Architecture
> Materials (BIA23)
> Workshop Structures (BIA33)
> Master Course ‘Crafting Research’
> Educational Master
> Elective Lightweight Structures

Amsterdam University of the Arts, Academy of Architecture
Part-time Teacher Tutor in Architecture
> Form Studies

HKU University of the Arts Utrecht, School of Design
Part-time Teacher Tutor in Spatial Design
> Technical Knowledge Development (TKO)
> Professional Technique (Vaktechniek)

Eindhoven University of Technology, Faculty of Architecture
Part-time Teacher Tutor in Architecture
> Building Technology Studio

Tentech B.V., Utrecht
Part-time Designer Engineer of Lightweight Structures

Scientific Publications

Vrouwe, I. (2018). Sensemaking in construction; The Necessity of Making.

Vrouwe, Ivo, & Luyten, Laurens. (2016). Sensemaking in Construction; Comparing Learning Environments. Edinburgh Architecture Journal, 34, 44-62.
Vrouwe, I. (2013). Ideograms as a Tool for Constructive Sensemaking in Architecture Education. Message Journal; 2013; Vol. 1; iss. 1; pp. 34 – 43.

Book Chapter
Palmer, Richard, Vrouwe, Ivo, & Pronk, Arno. (2013). AP&P CHURCH. In Flexible Composite Materials (pp. 144-149). Birkhäuser; Basel.

Conference Proceedings
Vrouwe, Ivo, Dissaux, Thomas, Jancart, Sylvie, & Stals, Adeline (2020) Concept Learning Through Parametric Design; A Learning Situation Design for Parametric Design in Architectural Studio Education. ECAADE 2020, Online Anthropologic, Architecture and Fabrication in the Congnitive Age, September 16-17, Berlin, Germany.
Vrouwe, Ivo, & Luyten, Laurens (2019) Experience-Based Learning in Construction Education; Testing the Effectiveness of the Product-Oriented Learning Situation. Structures and Architecture – Bridging the Gap and Crossing Borders. Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Structures and Architecture (ICSA 2019), July 24-26, 2019, Lisbon, Portugal.
Luyten, Laurens, Vilquin, Thomas, Vrouwe, Ivo, & Verstrynge, Els. (2016) A comparative study of the physical model as a tool for structural education in architecture and engineering programmes. Structures and Architecture, Beyond Their Limits, 806-813.
Vrouwe, Ivo, Luyten, Laurens, & Pak, Burak. (2015) Tools and Strategies for the Analysis and Synthesis of Ill-Defined Construction Problems. ECAADe 2015 – 33rd Annual Conference 16th-18th September 2015, 119-126.
Vrouwe, Ivo, & Pak, Burak. (2014) Framing Parametric and Generative Structures A Novel Framework for Analysis and Education. FUSION: DATA INTEGRATION AT ITS BEST, VOL 1, 1, 365-371.
Vrouwe, Ivo, & Van Swieten, Peter. (2013) Construction of Parametric Design in Architectural education . Computation and Performance – Proceedings of the 31st ECAADe Conference, 1, 703-710.
Vrouwe, Ivo, & Pak, Burak. (2013) Reframing Structures. Structures and Architecture, 1295-1302.
Vrouwe, I. (2013) Reframing Structures. Crafting the Future, 2013, pp177-177
Vrouwe, I. (2013) Reframing Structures; Reflection on Learning Outcomes, Proceedings of Knowing by Designing, Brussels, Belgium.
Vrouwe, I., Pak, B. (2013) Reframing Structures; Frame Experimentation in Artistic Studies, Proceedings of ICSA 2013, Guimarães, Portugal.
Vrouwe, I., Feijen, M. (2012) Knowledge Through Use; Construction and Geometrical Experimentation by Paper Modeling, Math Art Summit, Koninklijke Vlaamse Academie van België voor Wetenschappen en Kunsten, Brussels, Belgium.
Feijen, M., Vrouwe, I. (2012) Cold-Bent Single Curved Glass; Opportunities and Challenges in Freeform Facades, Proceedings of the Conference on Architectural and Structural Applications of Glass, Delft, the Netherlands.
Pak, B., Vrouwe, I., Verbeke, J. (2011) Design and Development of Low-Cost Portable Immersive Spaces, Proceedings of ACADIA 2011, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Vrouwe, I., Feijen, M., Houtman, R., Borgart, A. (2011) Reframing Textiles into Architectural Systems; Construction of a Membrane Shell by Patchwork, Proceedings of the International Conference on Textile Composites and Inflatable Structures, Barcelona, Spain.
Vrouwe, I. (2011) Research by Application; Reframing Textiles into Architectural Systems, Diversity and Unity: Proceedings of IASDR2011, the 4th World Conference on Design Research, Delft, The Netherlands.
Vrouwe, I., Pronk, A., Feijen, M. (2010) Textile Techniques and Tectonics in Architectures, Proceedings of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures (IASS) Symposium, Shanghai, China.
Vrouwe, I. (2007) Mortal Tectonics, Proceedings of Tectonics Making Meaning 2007, Eindhoven, The Netherlands.
Vrouwe, I. (2006) Archimedia, Proceedings of Adaptables 2006, International Conference On Adaptable Building Structures, Eindhoven, The Netherlands.


Vrouwe, I. (2020) Conceptvorming in constructieonderwijs door bouwen en maken, LESEC Vision2, nr. 15.
Gasparini, K. (2017) Design E Sostenibilità, Tende e Schermature Solari, 1-2017
Vrouwe, I. (2013) Frame Experimentation in Architectural Making, Structures in Building Culture II: Skin and Bones, University of Liechtenstein, Vaduz, Liechtenstein.
Vrouwe, I. (2012) Textiles Revised, Reflections 16, Sint-Lucas Architectuur, Brussels, Belgium.
Vrouwe, I. (2012) Revisiting Woodcraft, Structures in Building Culture: Textonical Shapes of Wood, University of Liechtenstein, Vaduz, Liechtenstein.
Vrouwe, I. (2012) Textiel als Zelfdragend Element, Innovatiecatalogus Stedenbouw en Architectuur, WEKA Uitgeverij, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Vrouwe, I. (2009) Het Materiële Experiment, Reflections 11, Sint-Lucas Architectuur, Brussels, Belgium.
Beemster, W. (2007) “Mediatecture: filmische façades”, Stedenbouw & architectuur nr. 9
Bruysters, J. (2006) “Architectuur en mediatheorie”, bouw IQ nr. 8
Beemster, W. (2006) “De stad als urban catwalk”, Stedenbouw & architectuur nr. 9
Kruit, C. (2006) “Dynamische identiteit”, dax nr. 8

Solo Exhibitions

2011 Stageability 4D, Opperclaes, Rotterdam
2009 Stageability, SingerSweatShop, Rotterdam
2009 Cubes and Wires, NAi, Rotterdam
2008 ConClub NYE, de Unie, Rotterdam
2008 Mañana 07, Gallery Mañana, Rotterdam
2007 Echt in vorm, ABC Architectuurcentrum, Haarlem
2006 Een groot denkraam, ABC Architectuurcentrum, Haarlem
2006 Adaptables2006, Technische Universiteit, Eindhoven

Group Exhibitions

2018 ART01080, Stormpolder, Krimpen aan den IJssel
2013 Motel Mozaique, Rotterdamse Schouwburg, Rotterdam
2011 Invisible City, Ruimte in Beweging, Schiedam
2011 Open Dans 2011, Ro Theater, Rotterdam
2010 Open Dans 2010, Las Palmas, Rotterdam
2010 TEST EXTRA, Nutshuis, Den Haag
2009 “Salon de Karton”, Kelderman en van Noort, Eindhoven
2009 Educatief programma BLURRR, TENT., Rotterdam
2007 Pre-selection archiprix TU/e, Eindhoven
2007 Architecture.ehv, Eindhoven
2007 Ephemeral Architecture, Time and textiles, Politecnico di Milano, Milan

Educational Projects and Summer Schools

2019 Building Bridges, Dag van de Wetenschap, Ghent, Belgium
2019 Construction Studio, Brno University of Technology, Faculty of Architecture, Brno, Czech
2012 Erasmus Intensive Program – Tectonics: Skins & Bones, Gdansk, Poland
2012 Folding Structures, Dagen van de Wiskunst, Ghent, Belgium
2012 Origami Structures, Wetenschapsweek, Ghent, Belgium
2011 Erasmus Intensive Program – Tectonics: Wood, Amay, Belgium
2011 Inflatables Structures, Wetenschapsweek, Ghent, Belgium


2019 WOLT Research Voucher, Hogeschool Rotterdam
2008–2009 Fonds Beeldende Kunst, Vormgeving, en Bouwkunst (BKVB) – Stimuleringssubsidie