Nobody understands the new way of working

In January, Marion Visser-De Boer of Facility Management magazine interviewed me in depth in the Dauphine Restaurant in Amsterdam. It’s a great place where I like to work while enjoying something tasty from the menu. The article goes into a lot of detail. Good. Past, present and future are all dealt with. I’m pleased with it. It’s turned out to be a very readable story for everyone who quickly wants to know what I stand for.

Frame on new Hospitals (February 2011)

In the February issue of Frame, a number of other architects and myself were asked about their visions on the hospital of the future. I was happy to share my experiences in developing and building the Dutch Hospital of the Future, the Orbis Medisch Centrum, in Sittard-Geleen!

Inside Information (January 2011)

‘The New Way of Working’ has been developing strongly in recent years. And although we live in a globalised economy nowadays, every country has its own version of innovative working. Researchers/interior design experts Kitty de Groot (NL) and Francoise Bronner (F) made a survey of the Dutch situation especially for Inside Information. In a seven-part series, they reported on their interviews with many tens of Dutch opinion leaders and interior design specialists. I was interviewed in depth in the January issue.

Practical visions on The New Way of Working (autumn 2010)

The book ‘Praktijkvisies op Het Nieuwe Werken’ was published in November 2010 by Uitgeverij Tiem. Apart from the interview with me, the book includes contributions by people such as Ton Geerts (Rotterdam Chamber of Commerce) Theo Rinsema (Microsoft Nederland) Harry Starren (De Baak), Victor de Pous, Karin Bosman (Marsh), Jacques Giesbertz (BuzzyChain), Pierre Buijs (Creovate), and Jos van der Wielen (Nassau | ws).

Lifetime Achievement Award (11 November 2010)

I am surprised yet very proud. On Wednesday 10 November 2010, I was phoned by Willem de Jager, the director of the Dutch E-work Foundation. He informed me that I would be expected at their Annual Conference in The Hague on Thursday 11 November, where, at about 5 p.m., I would be presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award. I have, of course, little to add to what Willem himself said on BNR Radio. Just listen to it. But also, read the speech, and then you’ll understand why I’m so proud.  

De Architect (October 2010)

Buildings for healthcare in the Netherlands are obsolete. If the healthcare services are to continue to function adequately and efficiently today and in the future, radical changes are needed.

More information? See the De Architect site. You can also read the report on the healthcare conference organised by Harm Tilman of De Architect.

Indesign on One Shelley street (March 2010)

An interview written by Angela Ferguson about activity based working at One Shelley Street in Sydney. Download this very short and to-the-point article.

Frame on Macquarie Sydney (March 2010)

10 lovelt pages in this beautiful leading architecture magazine. I Quote the lead: Australian investment bank Macquarie embraces a radical Dutch concept from Erik Veldhoen in its newest Clive Wilkinson-designed office.

Financieel Dagblad (6 March 2010)

Financial Times of the Netherlands referred to my book The Art of Working.