Board member Jakob Knudsen made head of KADK School of Architecture


The BOVA network is pleased to announce that BOVA Management Board member Jakob Brandtberg Knudsen has been newly appointed as Head of The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture.  Jakob is a highly experienced architect and teacher with a burning passion for architecture.

Jakob Brandtberg Knudsen is a Teaching Associate Professor in KADK’s School of Architecture. He is also the head of the postgraduate ‘Architecture and Extreme Environments’ course, which focuses on tackling major challenges such as climate change and global health through architecture.  As the proprietor of the architectural practice, Ingvartsen Arkitekter, Jakob Brandtberg Knudsen has pursued his interest in the capacity of architecture to tackle specific problems and issues. In recent years the practice has won major international acclaim for its projects: for example, the creation of architecture in Tanzania that can counteract malaria. Jakob Brandtberg Knudsen studied medicine before starting his studies at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture, and has since worked with doctors on his malaria-related architectural projects.

The Rector of KADK, Lene Dammand Lund says: “Jakob has solid roots in the practical aspect of the architecture industry plus many years’ experience of teaching in KADK’s School of Architecture. He is interested in every aspect of Danish and international architecture and in all the important tasks that architects can help to tackle: particularly in collaboration with other disciplines. So I am in no doubt that Jakob will be the perfect person to head KADK’s School of Architecture, and will help make the relevance of architects even clearer in the eyes of society and the business community.”

Jakob Brandtberg Knudsen will take up his position as new Head of School on 1 November 2017.