Marlies Rohmer studied Architecture and Urbanism at Delft Technical University, the Netherlands. IN 1986 she founded her office Marlies Rohmer Architects & Urbanists, in Amsterdam, which at the moment has 15 employees. The portfolio is diverse and ranges from large scale and complex inner-city developments, to school buildings, dwellings, utility buildings (such as a police office, mosque/community centre, swimming pool and offices), to residential care complexes and interior projects. Commissions are both in the Netherlands and abroad.
Marlies Rohmer Architects & Urbanists has received many awards, among which the National School Design Award 2002 and 2008, the International School Design Award 2003, the ‘Zuiderkerk Prize’ 2007 and 2010, the ‘Golden Pyramid’ 2009 and the Dutch Design Award and FIABCI Award in 2012. In 2008 Marlies Rohmer was awarded the Amsterdam Prize for the Arts, for her contribution to Amsterdam art.
In the publication ‘Building for the NEXT GENERATION’ (Nai Publishers, 2007), Marlies Rohmer shows how her architecture firm has dealt with building for the young over the past ten years, based on research to contemporary youth culture and it’s societal context.
Currently, Marlies Rohmer is working on the research WHAT HAPPENED TO… in which she revisits a large amount of her earlier projects of the past 25 years. She examines whether her buildings are successful and moreover, what went wrong. In this, conversations with the current inhabitants and users are a regular feature of these visits. The research provides a starting point for reflection on the profession and directs her agenda for the coming 25 years.
Next to working as an architect in her own office, Marlies Rohmer holds a large number of other positions. She is a guest lecturer at various Technical Universities and Academies of Architecture in both the Netherlands and abroad. She was chair of the Design Review Committee Amsterdam and curator of the Housing Manifestation ‘Bouwjong!’ in Groningen. At the moment, Marlies Rohmer is jury member of the Hedy d’Ancona Award 2014 and the Rotterdam-Maaskant Award 2014. Additionally, she is supervisor of various urban development projects and member of a number of quality teams, among which as an architecture expert for pilot projects healthcare of ‘Team Vlaams Bouwmeester’. Marlies Rohmer serves as well on the Supervisory Board of Visual Arts in Amsterdam.
|1957||Born in Rotterdam.|
|1970-1977||Stedelijk Gymnasium Leiden.|
|1978-1986||Bsc & Msc Architecture (and Urbanism), Delft Technical University.|
|1986-now||Marlies Rohmer Amsterdam Architects & Urbanists, commissions in the Netherlands and abroad, ranging from large scale and complex inner-city developments, to school buildings, dwellings, utility buildings (such as a police office, mosque/community centre, swimming pool and offices), to residential care complexes and interior projects.|
|1986-now||Multiple publications, among which ‘Building voor de NEXT GENERATION’ (NAi Publishers, 2007), journals ‘DAX’ (2007) and ‘Construire in Laterizio’ (2010), of which Marlies Rohmer was guest editor in chief.|
|1997-now||Education (at various Technical Universities and Acadamies for Architecture) in the Netherlands and abroad.|
|1999-2004||Member / chair of Design Review Committee (II) Amsterdam.|
|1999-now||Research of youth culture and urban society.|
|1999-now||Jury chairman and member of various awards and architecture prizes in the Netherlands an abroad|
|2001-now||Supervisor various urban development projects|
|2010-now||Supervisory Board of Visual Arts, Amsterdam|