Liesbeth van der Pol

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Liesbeth van der Pol (born 1959) is a Dutch architect. She was Chief Government Architect of the Netherlands from 2008 to 2011, the first woman to hold that position.[1][2]

Born in Amsterdam, she graduated from Delft University of Technology in 1988 and set up practice in Amsterdam with Herman Zeinstra in 1989. In 2007, her firm merged with Blue Architects Amsterdam to form Dok Architecten; Van der Pol serves on its board of directors. In 1992, she received the Charlotte Köhler Prize for architecture and, in 1993, the Rotterdam-Maaskant Prize for young architects.[1][2]


  1. ^ a b Bonnet, Alain; Fernández García, Ana María; Groot, Marjan; Kermavnar, Simona; Lazarini, Franci; Mohar, Katarina; Souto, Maria Helena (2016). MoMoWo. Women. Architecture & Design Itineraries across Europe. p. 151. ISBN 9612549060.
  2. ^ a b Zeinstra, Herman (1993). Liesbeth Van Der Pol Architect: Rotterdam-Maaskant Award for Young Architects 1993. p. 49. ISBN 9064501947.