The value of design already has a rich history to its name. The first initiative of organizing the symposium arose back in October 2002. The objective was to give Civil Engineering students more affinity with Architecture by means of a lecture with a well-known architect. Because the selection and attraction of the first architect, Frank O. Gehry, went so smoothly the first committee decided to attract more speakers. This way the idea of  the ‘Value of Design’ symposium was born.

After one unsuccessful attempt in 2003 the symposium has been successfully organised in 2005, 2008, 2011, 2014, 2016 and 2018. On the drop down menu you can read more about the individual events.