Ben van Berkel


Ben van Berkel is founder and principal architect of the architectural practice UNStudio and founder of UNSense. Ben van Berkel currently teaches a studio at the Harvard Graduate School of Design titled ‘On Health II: Amsterdam Health Kitchen’. Filippo Lodi, Marisa Cortright and Mia Ming Guo from UNSKnowledge, UNStudio’s research and innovation unit, supported Ben with the article ‘Ahead of the Cloud’. UNSKnowledge provides architectural innovation and product consultancy services across the fields of computation, building technologies, and health/sustainability. Alice Haugh, futurist from UNStudio’s strategy unit, UNS Futures, supported Ben with the article ‘The City as Platform’. The unit explores the future role of the architect, developing strategic interventions at the confluence of social, technological and environmental changes, from platforms and spatial plans to installations and research programmes, for citizens, cities and companies alike.