AIA, LEED Accredited Professional
HJKessler Associates, Inc.
Helen J. Kessler, AIA, LEED A.P. is President of HJKessler Associates which specializes in sustainable design and energy efficiency consulting. She has worked in various roles, such as sustainable design consultant, LEED Accredited Professional, lighting designer, energy consultant and commissioning consultant on approximately ten LEED projects in Chicago, including Chicago Public Libraries, the Cook County Domestic Violence Courthouse, the LEED Platinum Chicago Center for Green Technology, the Anixter Warehouse Distribution Center and the Museum of Broadcast Communications.
Born in 1949 in Heerlen. Studied Architecture at the Technical University of Eindhoven. 1977-87 Studied with Luigi Snozzi, Locarno and James Stirling, in Düsseldorf. In 1979 worked with Aldo Van Eyck and Theo Bosch, in Amsterdam. In 1979 set up own office in Eindhoven. Since 1986 member of the editorial team at Wiederhall. Since 1987 Supervisor for Town Planning in Den Haag, Amsterdam, Maastricht, Eindhoven and Tilburg. In 1990 set up own office in Maastricht. Various architectural prizes of the BNA; honorary member of the Association of German Architects. Participation in the Triennale of Milan (1997) and Sao Paulo (1997). Various national and international professorships. 2000-2004 Rijksbouwmeester (Chief Government Architect) in Den Haag. 2002 set up own office in Amsterdam and Luxemburg. 2004 Honorary degree of doctorate.
Extended Program on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2005
After the devastation left behind in New Orleans and the Gulf region by hurricane Katrina we received numerous requests and inquiries if we would include presentations on this subject. We therefore decided to extend the program with presentations and a panel discussion about the Dutch expertise on water management and urban planning and if this could be of use in the rebuilding of New Orleans. Speakers from the Netherlands and the US will be announced shortly.
born: the Netherlands 02-06-65
RHSTL Boskoop, landscape design
AvB Rotterdam, urban design
1989-1992 landscape designer dS+V Rotterdam
1992-1993 landscape designer West 8 landscape architects Rotterdam
1993-1994 free-lance landscape designer Rotterdam
1995-present: director own design office
2001-2002 teacher urban design at Universiteit van Lugano/ Mendrisio, CH
1997-2000 teacher urban design and landscape architecture at Technische
2000-2003 teacher urban design at Akademie van Bouwkunst Rotterdam
1995-2005 various guest lectures (Amsterdam, Berlin, Dresden, Eindhoven,Miami, Tilburg, Wageningen)