Ben van Berkel becomes AIA Honorary Fellow


The Jury of the American Institute of Architecture elected Ben van Berkel of Dutch-based UN Studio as Honorary Fellow last Friday in Denver, USA.

Developed as an international counterpart to the Fellowship programme, the Honorary fellowship is awarded to architects of esteemed character with distinguished achievements who aren’t U.S. citizens or residents, and those who don’t primarily practice architecture within the domain of the Institute.

Van Berkel has also been recently awarded the Kenzo Tange Visiting Professor’s Chair at Harvard University Graduate School of Design, where he is currently leading a series of studios.


As co-founder of UN Studio, van Berkel has completed a number of projects in the U.S. including the New Amsterdam Plein & Pavillion in Battery Park, the Collectors Loft in New York City and the Villa NM in Upstate New York.

UN Studio has also received 2nd place in the competition for the New Business School for Columbia University and selected as the finalists in the LA Union Station vision competition last year.

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