Prof. ir. Michel Melenhorst
04-11-1962, Apeldoorn, the Netherlands
Michel Melenhorst studied architecture at Delft Technical University, worked as an architect for the offices of Wiel Arets (1991-1995) and RemKoolhaas OMA (1995-1999) before starting his own office M, later FM in 1999. 2005 He became a partner in DAAD Architects until he switched in 2012 to Detmold Germany to hold the chair for Contextual Design, building transformation, reuse, and cultural heritage at the TH Ostwestfalen Lippe / University of Applied Sciences and Arts.
Michel Melenhorst has extensive experience in teaching and lecturing and research and publishing. At the TH-OWL he is coordinating the Master in Architecture and is a member of the research group Urban Lab. Since 2016 he leads the EU funded project and joint Master ´RMB reuse of Modernist Buildings´. Melenhorst is a member of Docomomo International and is active in Docomomo Deutschland Workgroup education.