Ellen is partner / CEO at Kossmann.dejong exhibition architects. She has more than 20 years experience in managing multifaceted international architecture and design projects, having worked for Mecanoo Architecten, West 8 Urban Design & Landscape Architecture and Kossmann.dejong. At Kossmann.dejong she manages the practice’s most complex projects and serves as its business director. Currently Ellen is researching how museums can make a positive contribution to the circular economy.
Her passion for connecting creativity and business led to her appointment as a guest lecturer at the Design Academy Eindhoven and the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague, where she developed the programme Business your Design: an academy-wide module incorporating topics like project management, business development and entrepreneurship. The program emphasizes the necessity of entrepreneurship, but combines this with the actual passion for running a design business.
Ellen Schindler will serve as Session guest at WDCD2017