Johan van Lierop joined Studio Libeskind in 2006. Since he has led many of the Studio’s high-profile projects ranging from master plans to complex mixed-use programs to product design. He was the project architect for Crystals, a large retail and public space complex on the main Las Vegas strip, which opened in 2009. He also led the Centre De Congrès in Mons, Belgium, which opened in early 2015, and was a key member of the team for the Zhang Zhidong Museum in Wuhan, China, that opened in 2018. He is currently working on the design for Dutch Memorial of Names in Amsterdam and an urban development in Tampere, Finland.
Prior to joining Studio Libeskind, Johan worked at Saanen-Knoups Architecten (NL), Steven Holl Architects (New York), where he worked on the acclaimed Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art expansion in Kansas City and Marina & Town Quay Development in Beirut, and TEN Arquitectos (New York) where he was a key member of the design team for the Guggenheim Museum competition in Guadalajara, Mexico, which was awarded the First Prize.
He received his Master of Science degree in Architecture from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands in 2003 and received a B.A. degree in Interior and Product design at the Academy of Visual Arts, Maastricht in 1996.
Johan van Lierop is also a visiting critic at Parsons The New School of Design’s “School of Constructed Environments” Program in New York. Johan speaks Dutch, German, and English.