Reestablishing the connection between architects and engineers

The symposium ‘Value of Design’ highlights both the architectural part and the engineering part of several projects, focusing on the collaboration between the two disciplines. We strive for a discussion about in which way we, architects and engineers, should conceive a project that has both a high aestatic value and enhances advanced techniques concerning safety.

By organising this symposium we hope to inspire not only students, but also professors and companies. A more specific theme for the 2018 edition of the Value of Design Symposium is to be announced.



The speakers of the 2018 edition are yet to be announced.
James O’ Callaghan
Director and co-founder: Eckersley O’Callaghan
Atsuo Konishi
Senior Structural Engineer – Nikken Sekkei
Ian Bogle
Director and Founder – Bogle Architects
Kamran Moazami
Director – WSP Group
Joep Tünnissen
Senior Advisor – Arcadis Nederland BV
Paul Kalkhoven
Senior Partner, Head of Technical Design – Foster + Partners
Siebe Bakker
CHAIRMAN OF THE DAY: Founder and Director of Bureaubakker, curator 3TUBouw


The program of the 2018 edition is yet to be announced.
8:45     Walk in / Registration

9:15     Word of welcome

9:30     Morning presentations:
            James O’Callaghan (Eckersley O’Callaghan)
            Ian Bogle (Bogle Architects) and Kamran Moazami (WSP)

12:30   Lunch break (lunch is included in your ticket)

13:45   Afternoon presentations:
            Atsuo Konishi (Nikken Sekkei)
Jοep Tünnissen (Arcadis)
            Paul Kalkhoven (Foster + Partners)

17:15   Drinks



Location: Aula Congrescentrum Delft

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VoD Committee

The Value of Design Committee is part of the United Building and Structural Engineering Association, U-BASE, at the Civil Engineering and Geosciences faculty at the Delft University of Technology. The upcoming symposium will be the result of:

Contact us

Get in touch with the organising committee for any questions or further details regarding the symposium.