Ann Verdonck

Professor of Material Technical Research

Professors Architectural Engineering (æ-LAB)
  • Current position Professor of Material Technical Research
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    Faculty of Engineering Sciences
    Department of Architectural Engineering
    Pleinlaan 2
    Building K - Room 1.05
    BE-1050 Brussels
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Ann Verdonck taught at St. Lucas University College (Hoger Architectuurinstituut Sint-Lucas Gent) from 1989 until 1995 when she became an assistant professor at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. Since 1998 she has been professor at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. As heritage researcher she founded the research studio Fenikx bvba in 2008 (Gentbrugge, Belgium). After finishing her PhD - 'De zoektocht van architect Huib Hoste (Brugge 1881 - Hove 1957) naar de nieuwe betekenis van kleur in de architectuur. Modernistische kleurinterventies versus hedendaagse restauratiestrategieën’ - Verdonck specialized further in 20th century finishes in the Belgian context. Ann Verdonck is supervisor of 3 PhDs on interwar heritage and finishes of which in June 2015 the PhD on cimorné cladding was obtained by Liesbeth Dekeyser. She regularly publishes in national and international journals (JAC, Relicta, M&L, Erfgoed, etc.) and participates in national and international conferences (STRAMAH, SAHC, APR, BRK-APRO, Historisch Interieur, etc.). She is member of the expert team of the living lab project of 4 listed houses in the interwar garden district Klein Rusland (Zelzate 1921-1928). Ann Verdonck is also member of the Royal Commission of Monuments and Sights of the Brussels-Capital Region.