Architect, author, international speaker, Founder and CEO of AKKA Architects, Stephanie is part of a new breed of young visionary architects who operate beyond the nowadays-restrained realm of architecture.
A strong advocate of value created through cross-disciplinary interactions. She believes that the most sustainable innovation will happen at the intersection of different fields. Stephanie believes that space can be used as a strategic tool to drive business growth, individuals advancement, and social impact.
In addition, Stephanie serves on the advisory & executive boards of a number of business & creative organizations, including the Stimuleringsfunds Creative Industry in the Netherlands and Ebbf the international business forum.
Stephanie’s speaking is driven by her vision of Architecting Interaction. Based on Stephanie’s belief that interactions are the seeds of innovation, Architecting Interaction explores how spaces and contexts can foster the interactions needed for innovation.
In addition to leading architectural projects, Stephanie has been consulting with a large number of wide audiences including social entrepreneurs, corporations & governmental bodies to help them adopt the vision of Architecting Interaction and implement it in their own specific situation.
Using the vision of Architecting Interaction as an aspirational and operational framework, these consultancy programs explore how to translate the “AKKA process” into actionable steps for any challenge, faced by individuals, businesses, communities or institutions. Recent clients include Guardian Glass, Saint Gobain, the European Commission & a number of Dutch ministries.