Eireen Schreurs

Eireen Schreurs (1968) is a Dutch architect and academic. Her joint PhD is supervised by Caroline Voet (KU Leuven) and Lara Schrijver (U Antwerp). The doctorate is called Understanding architecture from its material manufacture,and it researches the architectural project through its materialisation. Case study research and the development of specific drawing techniques combine practical knowledge with existing theories on materialisation. The aim of the study is to gain a better understanding of how material culture is produced and it will help to make the material literacy of architects explicit.

After her graduation from the TU Delft, Eireen Schreurs worked at Rapp&Rapp architects and the municipality of Amsterdam before setting up her own architecture firm. She currently holds a teaching position at the TU Delft, in which she teaches in the graduation program, and a teaching position at Gent St Lucas, amongst others in a research-through-making studio on the Belgian architect Lampens.

She uses her combined expertise as a practitioner and academic to write on a wide range of topics, with a special interest in the collective project, the pre-modern Dutch house, and in material culture. She has been in the editorial board of OASE and is currently guest editor of DASH, the TU Delft magazine on housing. She is also a jury member of the Geert Bekaert prijs voor de architectuurkritiek. Studies for the NWO and the Dutch Fund for the Creative Industries have resulted in the publications The New Craftschool (2018), and the exhibition City of Stone (2017) at Bureau Europa.

Next to her academic work Eireen Schreurs holds the architecture firm SUBoffice with Like Bijlsma in Rotterdam. Their portfolio ranges from architectural research to socially engaged projects. With the co-housing project Hooidrift the office has won the Rotterdam Architecture prize 2017.

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