Dirk Jaspaert studied Architectural Civil Engineering  (dipl.1980). He worked as an autonomous architect and engineer and gradually shifted to just engineering. Became a structural teacher around 1987 for students in architecture. Founded an office of architectural engineering officially in 2000. The office gets its commissions mainly through being asked by architects and artists to join their team.

Challenges in Building Retrofit – Building structure


  • Structural interpretation and adaptation of small tower buildings
  • Integration of building physics, installations, structure and facade appearance
  • Two case studies
  • Reading and understanding the existing structure and modeling it
  • Long term choices and circular thinking