Ilze Quaeyhaegens graduated in Interior Design from the Antwerp University in 1989. After an internship at several architectural offices, she started in 1992 cuypers & Q architecten, an interdisciplinary office for architecture and interior with her associate and architect Gert Cuypers. The office grew out to a team with 15 designers and architects, mainly focusing on public buildings and schools but also with a wide range of private housing, apartments and offices. Since 1994 she has been professor at the Thomas More University of Applied Science as a coach in design courses, culture and furniture history and mentor of master files and portfolio.
Nansi Van Geetsom is interior architect, graduated in 1991 and Master of instructional and educational sciences, graduated in 2008. Since 1998 she is employed by Thomas More University College working as international coordinator of the design courses. She has built up a wide network of partner schools and embedded internationalization in the design curricula. She initiated and is co-founder of GIDE. She published papers and books on different subjects such as the international curriculum, sustainable internationalization, pedagogies in design education and creative thinking skills. She also teaches interior design and has a private design practice since ’92.
Willy Goossens graduated in Architecture from Ghent in 1981. After a professional stay for 3 years in Cagliari (Italy), he set up his own architecture practice in Mechelen (Belgium). In 2000 he founded DG|architectenwith his associate architect Ilse Diddens. Since 1999 Willy has been professor at the Thomas More University of Applied Sciences, working in the Interior, Design & Architecture department, teaching Interior Design in the third year. He is a GIDE coordinator.
Piet Vandewalle studied History of Art & graduated in Architecture from Ghent in 1996. Since 2000 he set up his own architectural practice Piet Vandewalle architectin Ghent, specialized in total concepts about private housing, i.e. architecture – interior – exterior – garden design – furniture & private practices. Since 20O0 Piet has also been professor at the Thomas More University of Applied Sciences, working in the Interior, Design & Architecture department, teaching Interior Design in the third year.