Liesbeth van der Pol
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Liesbeth van der Pol (Amsterdam, 1959) graduated cum laude from Delft University of Technology in 1988. She spent a year studying at Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona in Spain in 1982. Before and after her studies, she worked at various Dutch and foreign architecture firms. In 1989 she established herself as an independent architect with Herman Zeinstra. In 1995 she set up the firm Atelier Zeinstra van der Pol with her partner Herman Zeinstra. The firm grew rapidly and soon gained a reputation for its wide variety of projects, including residential housing and buildings for the cultural and industrial sectors. In 2007, she co-founded Dok architects, which she is runs together with Patrick Cannon. She was Chief Government Architect from 2008 to 2011 and Supervisor of Schiphol Airport from 2014 to 2017. Currently Liesbeth van der Pol is coordinating the renovation of the Binnenhof-complex in The Hague, the home to the Dutch Senate, Council of State, and Ministry of General Affairs.

In addition to her work as architect, Van der Pol is a guest lecturer at various universities and academies, and she has sat on numerous juries. She was head of Man and Public Space at the Eindhoven Design Academy and is a regular guest speaker at lectures, debates, conferences and workshops. In 1992 Van der Pol received the Charlotte Köhler Prize for architecture from the Prince Bernhard Cultural Fund, and in 1993 she was awarded the Maaskant Prize for young architects in Rotterdam. She has received a host of other awards as well over the years, ranging from awards for the use of materials to public awards.

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