Alliance OTB and Faculty of Architecture

13 June 2013 by webredactie-OTB

With effect from 30 May, OTB Research Institute for the Built Environment has become part of the Faculty of Architecture.

In the light of this addition, the English name for the Faculty will now be Faculty of Architecture and The Built Environment. The Dutch name will remain unchanged.

As part of the review of TU Delft, the Executive Board instructed the faculty and the institute to devise a plan for the integration of OTB and Architecture. Since then, both parties have been working hard to develop the plan. The Executive Board has now approved the proposals for implementation. Both the faculty and its new OTB department are looking forward to the alliance and have great expectations for this merging of research potential. 

Karin Laglas, Dean of the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment: "With the integration of OTB, our faculty presents an even clearer reflection of the full range of the built environment and we will now be able to respond even more effectively to issues in society. Architecture and OTB were already working in close collaboration: the integration further reinforces that."

According to Departmental Director of OTB Peter Boelhouwer, “This integration provides opportunities for OTB to both expand its educational activities and jointly strengthen its research.” 

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