Dick van Gameren is a full professor at Delft University of Technology, Dean of the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment at TU Delft and partner/director of design and research at Mecanoo architecten in Delft, the Netherlands.

He combines his work as an architect with education and research, maintaining a critical approach to design by lecturing, researching and publishing. In 2008, Van Gameren founded the book series DASH (Delft Architectural Studies on Housing) and is since then editor in chief. At TU Delft, he leads the Global Housing Study Centre, an international education and research network which focuses on the problems of building affordable housing in rapidly expanding cities.

In 2007, Van Gameren won the prestigious Aga Kahn Award for the design of the Dutch Embassy in Ethiopia.

Dick van Gameren is the winner of the 2022 edX Prize for Exceptional Contributions in Online Teaching and Learning, for the online course Global Housing Design. The course, which focuses on the design of sustainable and inclusive housing, directly addresses the critical global need for urban development expertise, with close to a billion people worldwide currently living in inadequate housing.


research interest

  • Architecture
  • Urban design
  • Affordable housing design
  • Architectural Education

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Full professor at Delft University of Technology
Dean of the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, Delft University of Technology


MSc, Architecture, Delft University of Technology


Architecture and the Built Environment

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