Founding co-partner of the design studio architectesassoc with Marc Lacour, Sabine heads architectural design since 2000 in coordination with clients, contractors and relevant authorities. Projects developed consistently aim at expressing the needs at hand through the all-encompassing lens of social, political, economic, urban, human, emotional, environmental and cultural context. This is reflected in the team’s broad outlook, tapping into the wealth of exchanges encouraged between all players throughout the construction process … and equally into each participant’s respective competencies. Addressing sustainability globally, the ensuing responsible approach is necessarily materialized by positive impact not only upon each user (zoom in), but also upon the community as a whole (zoom out) … the consequent deliberation kindling a holistic and empathetic response at all levels.
Born and raised in the US, Sabine studied architecture in Brussels, working since then in the European capital on both public and private projects, from design stage thru to on-site supervision, many award-winning such as the Belgian National Theatre (Venice Biennale, 2004), Belmont Court (Mipim Award, 2007), Aeropolis (Belgium’s first large-scale passive office building, 2009), Elia (Belgium’s first large-scale NZEB office building, 2009) or more recently the FEDER funded Greenbizz (Mipim finalist and Publica award, 2017), an NZEB incubator at the heart of the Canal zone in Brussels.