Stephanie Van de Voorde

Research professor and post doctoral researcher

Professors Architectural Engineering (æ-LAB) Architecture
  • Current position Research professor and post doctoral researcher
  • Contact Vrije Universiteit Brussel
    Faculty of Engineering Sciences
    Department of Architectural Engineering
    Pleinlaan 2
    Building K
    BE-1050 Brussels
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Stephanie Van de Voorde (°1981) graduated in 2005 as a civil engineer-architect at Ghent University (Belgium). In 2005-2011, she was a research assistant in the field of architectural construction history at Ghent University (Department of Architecture and Urban Planning and Department of Civil Engineering). Her PhD dealt with Building in Concrete in Belgium (1890-1975). Interplay of Knowledge, Experiment and Innovation (Ghent University, 2011). In 2011-12, she focused on the history of architectural education in Belgium, with research projects at the Flemish Centre for Architectural Archives and at Artesis University College in Antwerp. From 2013 onwards, Stephanie started to work as a post-doctoral researcher at the Department of Architectural Engineering at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, joining the research team Construction HistorieS Brussels (CHsB). Within the Strategic Research Program: Brussels Retrofit XL funded by Innoviris (project RetroCo, 2013-2016), Stephanie focused on post-war construction materials and building techniques. Since 2016, Stephanie holds a 0.1 ZAP research position. From 2016 onwards, she is part of the Strategic research programs - Growth Funding: Construction History, doing research on various topics related to construction history, such as building actors and twentieth century building materials. In 2017-2018, Stephanie collaborates with colleagues from 6 French ENSA schools for architecture, in the research project Smart French. Le logement collectief du second XXe siècle, funded by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication.

Stephanie is a member of the Construction History Society, Docomomo, Icomos and the Association Francophone de l'Histoire de la Construction. She is a member of the editorial board of the bimonthly journal M&L. Monumenten, Landschappen en Archeologie. She is involved in the organisation of the 10th SAHC conference (Leuven, 2016) and the 6th International Conference on Construction History (Brussels, 2018).