Student
Dries Carmeliet

Dries Carmeliet is an architect and urban designer and has a practice in Belgium. He received his Master's degree in Architectural Engineering from the University of Leuven in 2014. His professional work focuses on the interface between Architecture, Engineering and Urbanism. He completed his internship at WIT in Leuven, where his projects ranged from the architectural design of a high rise tower, to the construction of a single family house, to the planning of a residential masterplan. He is author of a study commissioned by the Flemish government "Atelier Track Design" and his master thesis "Cycling the Sihl", which he completed as an exchange student at the ETH/Zürich in Switzerland.

Education

2019 - Present
Master of Science in Architectural Studies: Urbanism, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2014 - 2014
Master Thesis, ETH Zürich
2012 - 2014
Master of Science in Engineering: Architecture, University of Leuven
2009 - 2012
Bachelor of Science in Engineering: Architecture, University of Leuven
2015 - 2018
Professional Degree in Woodworking and Welding (SMAW), Flemish Institute for Technical Development
1999 - 2019
Music Degree in Organ and Piano, De Vonk Music Academy

Academic Experience

2020 - Present
Research Assistant to Rafi Segal, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2015 - 2018
Research Assistant to Bruno De Meulder, University of Leuven
2011 - 2016
Teaching Assistant, University of Leuven

Professional Experience

2019 - Present
Co-founder, acelab
2017 - Present
Licensed architect, Belgian Institute of Architects
2017 - 2019
Architect, Independent Practice of Architecture
2014 - 2019
Associate architect, WIT Architects
2013 - 2013
Architecture Intern, Plusoffice
2009 - 2010
Architecture Intern, University of Leuven Construction Services

Awards

2020 - 2020
NuVu Prize, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2020 - 2021
Full Tuition Merit Fellowship, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2020 - 2020
President's Innovation Challenge, finalist, Harvard University
2020 - 2020
Harvard Real Estate Venture Competition, first prize, Harvard Graduate School of Design
2020 - 2020
MITdesignX competition, second prize, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2020 - 2020
Paul Sun Research Funding, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2020 - 2020
MIT 100k Accelerate finalist, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2020 - 2020
MIT Sandbox funding, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2019 - 2020
Harvard Venture Incubation Program, Harvard
2019 - 2020
Tuition Scholarship, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2019 - 2019
Scholarship, Fernand Lazard Foundation
2014 - 2014
Graduation among top 5% of students, University of Leuven

Exhibitions

2015 - 2015
Workshop, "The Dyle Valley", University of Leuven
2014 - 2014
Architectural Design Exhibition, ETH Zürich
2013 - 2013
Arts, Crafts and Design Exhibition, Existenz
2010 - 2014
Architectural Design Exhibition, University of Leuven