André Kempe (Freiberg – East Germany, 1968) studied architecture and urban planning in Dresden, Paris and Tokyo. He is a founding partner of the Rotterdam based firm Atelier Kempe Thill, which he directs together with Oliver Thill since 2000. The office is working on building projects in the Netherlands, France, Germany, Belgium, Austria, Switzerland and Morocco. The office has received several international awards among the Bauwelt Prize (2003), Detail Award (2005+2009), Rotterdam – Maaskant Prize (2005), AM-NAi Award, NL (2010), the Dutch Architect of the year award, NL (2011) and the Ugo Rivolta Award (2013). In 2012 the German publisher HatjeCantz published the first monograph about the work of the office. In 2017 the book “Villa Urbaine” was published.
André Kempe has been engaged as studio master at the Delft University of Technology, the Academie van Bouwkunst in both Arnhem and Rotterdam and as invited professor at the EPF Lausanne and TU Berlin. Currently he has an engagement as invited professor at PBSA Düsseldorf. André Kempe has given more than 100 public lectures worldwide. He was a board member of Young European Architects and is currently board member of the MONU magazine and of Europan NL.