Design Sciences Hub

Let’s Design, Rethink & Innovate!

Design
We tackle urban challenges and drive innovation with a design dimension. On all scale levels. From body to city. Shaping the future of cities.
sciences
We offer scientific studies, delivering reports, white papers, publications, policy recommendations. We are doing this by an interdisciplinary approach, surrounding ourselves with principal investigators.
hub
We work as an ecosystem at The Beacon. We are working together with the client as in a partnership. Alongside that, we host awards, events and talks, to engage with people, provoke imagination, and advance our mission.
#urban health
#Future cities
#urban mobility
#built environment
#BUILDING MATERIALS
#Wicked problems
#cleanair
#sustainability
#circular economy
#climate adaptation
USP1
The Design Sciences Hub provides Research & Design on every scale level. From the body, over products and services, interior architecture, and architecture, towards urban planning and even heritage. This combination is unique and produces interdisciplinarity within Design Sciences.
USP2
The Design Sciences Hub reaches out towards all disciplines and research groups within the University of Antwerp to tackle urban challenges from a broad point of view.
the connected HUB
The Design Sciences Hub is affiliated with the Principal Investigators of the Faculty of Design Sciences and reaches out towards other Research Groups. Each Principal Investigator has outstanding expertise proud to share with you on a project.
KNOWLEDGE MACHINE
The Design Sciences Hub is a knowledge machine. Public and private partners come in with their challenges and give an assignment. The DSH offers a range of short term packages or mid-term research projects to choose from and produces innovation, events, and societal impact.
THe TEAM
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR (VPI)
Alexander D'Hooghe
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR (VPI)
Sven Verbuggen
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Jana Deforche

RESEARCH FELLOW
Cecilia Furlan
RESEARCH FELLOW
Isabelle Putseys

RESEARCH FELLOW
Frederik Vandyck

CONTENT DEVELOPER
Silke Verstappen