Value of Design 2018

The sixth edition of the Value of Design symposium was organized on the 2nd of May in 2018. The theme of the 2018 edition of the Value of Design Symposium was ‘Shaping the Extraordinary’. Designs of buildings which have astonishing shapes will be elaborated from both the architectural and the structural point of view. Architects design with their outstanding creativity the most extraordinary shapes. An engineer is needed to develop this shape into a real and safe building. Every speaker gave remarkable examples of the connection between the two disciplines and how this bond is needed to shape the extraordinary.


  • Bart Leclercq – Client Director Property Middle East, Aurecon
  • Meint Smith – Advisor and Design Leader, Arcadis
  • Rob Doomen – Structural advisor, Partner and Board member, Pieters Bouwtechniek
  • Jacob van Rijs – Founding Partner, MVRDV
  • Keith Boswell – Technical Director, SOM
  • Eran Chen – Founder and Executive Director, ODA
  • Rob Nijsse – Professor of Structural Design, TU Delft

Main sponsor: Arcadis