Associate and Managing Director of Bollinger + Grohmann/ Professor at Versailles School of Architecture (FR)
|Klaas De Rycke joined Bollinger+Grohmann Ingenieure in November 2003. From 2005 onwards, Klaas De Rycke relocated to Paris for Bollinger+Grohmann to assist Dominique Perrault Architects on the Mariinsky Theatre project in St. Petersburg. In 2007 he set up and established Bollinger+Grohmann Paris. The office has currently 30 permanent collaborators.
Since 2015 he manages the Brussels office and he is actually partner of Bollinger+Grohmann Holding AG. Since 2008, De Rycke works as an assistant professor for the department of Architecture and Structural Development at the University of Ghent, Belgium. Since 2011he was appointed as invited Professor in the field of innovative engineering at the Architecture School of Versailles, France (ENSA-V).
As a project manager he is responsible for the structural and façade design of national and international projects in concrete, steel, wood and glass. He supervises design teams throughout all stages from competitions to construction administration.
Besides his familiarity with local and international codes he has an extensive knowledge in the design of geometrically complex free-form structures in combination with challenging façade systems.