Jeroen de Willigen

Creative Director | Partner

Jeroen de Willigen is partner | creative director at De Zwarte Hond. Educated at Delft University of Technology and graduated in 2015 in MCD (Master City Developer) at Erasmus University Rotterdam, he won the MCD thesis prize in 2015 with his thesis “The Value of the Structure”.

From 1996 to 1998, De Willigen worked at West 8, after which he founded the urban development department at De Zwarte Hond. In 2001 he became a partner and from on 2011 creative director. Within De Zwarte Hond, De Willigen is responsible for numerous urban development projects such as: The Blue City in the Oldambt, Groeseind and the Zeehelden and Uitvindersbuurt in Tilburg, De Florijnas and the Station area in Assen, De Grunobuurt in Groningen and Hart van de Waalsprong in Nijmegen. He also acts as a supervisor in various urban developments in which he uses his design expertise to solve topical social and economic issues.

Between 2008 and 2012, De Willigen was coordinator urban development at the Academy of Architecture in Rotterdam and lecturer in Groningen and Delft. Jeroen was city architect in Groningen from 2016 to 2020.

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