Glenn Lyppens obtains his master’s degree in architecture at the Henry van de Velde Institute in Antwerp in 2006. Since then he has been a professional architect within different office constellations. From 2009-2013 he also works as a teaching assistant (Architectural Design) and an academic researcher at the Architecture Department, University of Antwerp. In 2013 he is strongly involved within the Pilootprojecten Wonen, a research-by-design laboratory conducted by the Flemish Government Architect.

From 2013 to the present, Glenn is working on a PhD concerning the role of architecture within robust collective housing models. He recently started a new position as Project Manager Housing  at IGEMO, an intercommunal project developer. Within this context, Glenn strongly aims to canalize his expertise towards realized pilot projects.

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Favorite (place in the) city

There is a large square connected to my children’s school. While the children cycle across the square after school hours, avoiding skating and basketting youngsters, many parents gather at the bar nearby. Especially on sunny days, the spatial structure facilitates a collective atmosphere. And when airplanes fly very low over the square towards the nearby airport, you experience an intense urbanity.