Gerrit Schilder jr. is architect, interior architect & furniture designer.
He is owner | principal architect of SchilderScholte architects. He started his carrier at Neutelings Riedijk and Mecanoo architects. From 2008 to 2010 he was senior architect with Metropolis architects in Rotterdam.
In 1993 he graduates at the Constantijn Huygens Academy. With these final projects he wins two important prizes that same year, the BNI-prize and the Dutch Furniture Award. For his Master degree in Architecture at the Academy of Architecture & Urban Design in Rotterdam he designs, together with Francesco Veenstra, a new Central Station for Rotterdam.
From 2003 to 2009 he was President of the Dutch Association of Interior Architects, BNI and as such he was closely involved in the preparation and effectuation of the amendment to the Architects Title Act in 2010. From 2008 to 2011 he was Secretary General of the European Council of Interior Architects where he was partly responsible for the creation of The European Charter of Interior Architecture Training.
Through the years Gerrit has given lectures and workshops on interior architecture and design methodology at universities, institutes and symposiums throughout the world, form Estonia to Australia from Iran to Japan.
Next to this he is a dedicated part-time tutor. In 1997 he started teaching at the same Academy he ones studied interior architecture. Followed by the Technical University Delft and the Academy of Architecture & Urban Design in Rotterdam. From 2003 to 2006 he was Head of Department, Faculty of Interior Architecture at the Willem de Kooning Academy, University of Applied Sciences in Rotterdam. Till 2013 he was a senior tutor at the AKV | St Joost, Avans University of Applied Sciences in Breda. The first half of 2011 he was a guest lecturer at Greenside Design Center in Johannesburg, South Africa. Since 2012 he is affiliated to the Professional Experience Programme as course coordinator.