Wiel Arets is an internationally renowned architect. He graduated from the Technical University of Eindhoven in the Netherlands in 1983 and established his own practice in the same year, which later expanded throughout Europe. His writings and built projects are extensively published globally. Since 1989 he has continually taught at the world’s most distinguished universities, was from 1995-2001 the Dean of the Berlage Institute in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and in 2012 was appointed Dean–as well as the John and Jeanne Rowe Chair–at the IIT College of Architecture. An eminent critic; he was the President of the Jury for the 2012 Venice Biennale of Architecture; the Chair of the Jury for the 2013 European Union Mies van der Rohe Award; and in 2014 established at the CoA, the Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize (MCHAP), of which he is President of the Board.