Meet the Team: Francine Houben

web_francine-houbenFrancine Houben is a world-renowned architect with 30 years of experience. Her current projects under construction include the Library of Birmingham in the UK and the Wei-Wu-Ying Centre for the Arts in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Each of her projects illustrates the three fundamental elements of her architectural vision: composition, contrast, and complexity. Francine’s work is based on both analyses and intuition. She enjoys interweaving social, technical, playful, and human aspects together to form a unique solution to each situation.

“It is a great honor to work on such a significant municipal building for Boston,” says Francine. “The facility will act as a catalyst to improve the bus station and the historically rich neighborhood of Roxbury. I am impressed by the commitment of all people involved in realizing this unique public project.”

Francine is the founding partner and creative director of Mecanoo in Delft, The Netherlands. Francine lectures all over the world and takes part as a jury member in many prestigious competitions. Francine is an honorary fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects in London, the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, and the American Institute of Architects. In 2008 she was awarded the Veuve Clicquot Business Woman of the Year Award.

As part of our “Meet the Team” series, we will periodically feature a different member of our construction team.

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