Guest Lecture : Klaas De Rycke

R&D in Architectural practice

08.02.2022 - 08.02.2022

Klaas De Rycke est professeur à l'École nationale supérieure d'architecture de Versailles (Ensa-V) où il est également chercheur dans le laboratoire LEAV.

Klaas De Rycke is a Belgian civil engineer, and architect. He is a senior lecturer at the Architecture School of Versailles (Ensa-V, France) where he is also a researcher as part of the LEAV lab. Since 2017, Klaas is also active as a lecturer and researcher at the Bartlett School of Architecture in London. Klaas De Rycke dedicates his time and energy to the academic world in parallel with his professional activity.

Klaas joined Bollinger+Grohmann in 2003. The world-known company was originally founded in Frankfurt by the German engineers Prof. Dr Klaus Bollinger and Prof. Ing.

Manfred Grohmann who share the same passion for architectural engineering. As a partner at Bollinger+Grohmann Holding AG, Klaas heads the offices in Paris and Brussels that are specialized in complex structures, facade and parametric design. He is solicited to work on morphologically complex projects.

Klaas’ fields of expertise are the structural and manufacturing optimizations through mathematical and complex numerical approaches. He is working on the use and implication on design of machine learning in numerical calculations coupled with the use and implication of genetic algorithms in structural and architectural approaches and their carbon impact. He is also a specialist on complex façade engineering. He gathered and used his expertise in multiple international projects.

Within his educational activities, he aims to share his rich professional experiences with his students. Klaas initiated multiple workshops throughout the world. He develops projects with students and Bollinger+Grohmann collaborators by exploiting parametrical designs, digital fabrications and the use of new technologies and building materials.


Date : 8 février 2022 de 12h30 à 14h00

La guest lecture hybride est organisée en présence à l'Auditorium de la MIR à Neuville-sur-Oise et à distance sur Zoom.

Pour participer à la guest lecture, connectez-vous sur Zoom :

ID réunion : 999 0064 8718

La vidéo sera publiée sur la chaîne YouTube de CY AS