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.

Claudia Sträter, Arnhem - DOK architecten Claudia Sträter, Arnhem
Block 30 IJburg, Amsterdam - DOK architecten Block 30 IJburg, Amsterdam
Claudia Sträter, Amsterdam - DOK architecten Claudia Sträter, Amsterdam
Red Dare Devils, Almere - DOK architecten Red Dare Devils, Almere
Childcentre Rivierenwijk, Deventer - DOK architecten Childcentre Rivierenwijk, Deventer
White Villas, Den Bosch - DOK architecten White Villas, Den Bosch
The Sirens, Bergen op Zoom - DOK architecten The Sirens, Bergen op Zoom
Aquartis, Amsterdam - DOK architecten Aquartis, Amsterdam
Twiske-West, Amsterdam - DOK architecten Twiske-West, Amsterdam
Boathouse Royal Barge, Amsterdam - DOK architecten Boathouse Royal Barge, Amsterdam
Pharos, Den Haag - DOK architecten Pharos, Den Haag
Coornhert Lyceum, Haarlem - DOK architecten Coornhert Lyceum, Haarlem
Lex van Deldenbridge, Amsterdam - DOK architecten Lex van Deldenbridge, Amsterdam
Quayside building, Amsterdam - DOK architecten Quayside building, Amsterdam
Villa, NL - DOK architecten Villa, NL
VDS Lawyers, Amsterdam - DOK architecten VDS Lawyers, Amsterdam
Community School The Frog, Amsterdam - DOK architecten Community School The Frog, Amsterdam
Richard Holkade, Haarlem - DOK architecten Richard Holkade, Haarlem
WKK, Utrecht - DOK architecten WKK, Utrecht
Driekolommenplein, Aalsmeer - DOK architecten Driekolommenplein, Aalsmeer
Claudia Sträter, Kortrijk, BE - DOK architecten Claudia Sträter, Kortrijk, BE
Eekmaat, Enschede - DOK architecten Eekmaat, Enschede
Zaantoren, Zaanstad - DOK architecten Zaantoren, Zaanstad
Tower block city centre, Amstelveen - DOK architecten Tower block city centre, Amstelveen
Berlijnplein - DOK architecten Berlijnplein
Little India, Almere - DOK architecten Little India, Almere
Pieter Vlamingstraat, Amsterdam - DOK architecten Pieter Vlamingstraat, Amsterdam
Media library, Delft - DOK architecten Media library, Delft
The George, Zuidas, Amsterdam - DOK architecten The George, Zuidas, Amsterdam
Flevocentrale, Lelystad - DOK architecten Flevocentrale, Lelystad
Claudia Sträter, Antwerpen, BE - DOK architecten Claudia Sträter, Antwerpen, BE
Shopping centre Lewenborg, Groningen - DOK architecten Shopping centre Lewenborg, Groningen
Opticians Jos Peeters, Blerick  - DOK architecten Opticians Jos Peeters, Blerick
Community Centre, Deventer - DOK architecten Community Centre, Deventer
Cinema, Zwolle - DOK architecten Cinema, Zwolle
Waalfront, Nijmegen - DOK architecten Waalfront, Nijmegen
Maritime Museum, Amsterdam - DOK architecten Maritime Museum, Amsterdam
Railway bridges, Amsterdam - DOK architecten Railway bridges, Amsterdam
Delft wonen, Delft - DOK architecten Delft wonen, Delft
Stadshart, Nieuwegein - DOK architecten Stadshart, Nieuwegein
OPDC Saenstroom, Wormerveer - DOK architecten OPDC Saenstroom, Wormerveer
Stellinghof, Vijfhuizen - DOK architecten Stellinghof, Vijfhuizen
PC Hooftstraat 123, Amsterdam - DOK architecten PC Hooftstraat 123, Amsterdam
Borneokade, Amsterdam - DOK architecten Borneokade, Amsterdam
GWL site, Amsterdam - DOK architecten GWL site, Amsterdam
Focusschool, Haarlem - DOK architecten Focusschool, Haarlem
Van Tijenbuurt, Amsterdam - DOK architecten Van Tijenbuurt, Amsterdam
Op Buuren, Maarssen - DOK architecten Op Buuren, Maarssen
De Brug Training Centre, Assendelft - DOK architecten De Brug Training Centre, Assendelft
Claudia Sträter, Stuttgart, DE - DOK architecten Claudia Sträter, Stuttgart, DE
Wyckerpoort, Maastricht - DOK architecten Wyckerpoort, Maastricht
Depot Maritime Museum, Amsterdam - DOK architecten Depot Maritime Museum, Amsterdam
Bastion island, Leeuwarden  - DOK architecten Bastion island, Leeuwarden
Police station, Dronten - DOK architecten Police station, Dronten
The Amazones, Den Bosch - DOK architecten The Amazones, Den Bosch
Meerhuizenplein, Amsterdam - DOK architecten Meerhuizenplein, Amsterdam
Country House, NL - DOK architecten Country House, NL
Oldenerbroek, Zwolle - DOK architecten Oldenerbroek, Zwolle
De Wending, Delfzijl - DOK architecten De Wending, Delfzijl