DoepelStrijkers selected as young Dutch talent for Architectural Record's annual Design Vanguard

Dec '11

“A fault line runs through the architectural profession separating academics from practitioners, thinkers from doers, those who imagine from those who build. Straddling this line, and connecting the realms on either side, are emerging architects who both teach and practice. It’s a difficult balancing act to pull off, but it often spurs an exciting form of creativity shaped by tension and risk-taking. Many of the architects in this year’s Design Vanguard epitomize this kind of back-and-forth career, combining academic research with the nuts and bolts of delivering real buildings to real clients. From Berkeley to Barcelona, and Glasgow to Winnipeg, partners in many of this year’s firms have established a fluid relationship between intellectual exploration and making projects happen. In doing so, they enrich both spheres of work. Firms shown here are bridging other types of divides, too, crossing national boundaries, for example, and connecting eras by tapping the spirit of traditional buildings in works of modern design.”—Clifford A. Pearsons.

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