Abdelmajid Boulaioun, architect
Partner at MULTIPLE (formerly ARJM)

After earning his Masters degree in Architecture and Urbanism from Saint-Luc Architecture in Brussels in 1996, Abdelmajid Boulaioun joined SUM, office for Architecture and Urbanism, where he contributed to several large projects, including the development of the masterplan of Eilandje in Antwerp.

In 1998 he founded ARJM Achitecture, focusing on the realisation of public buildings and facilities. Notable projects include the library of Boechout in Antwerp, a school in Ostend, a school in Managua (Nicaragua), the Herstal train station, the masterplan for the square in the center of Merelbeke and the masterplan of the new harbour of Nieuwpoort.
In 2016, ARJM Architecture becomes MULTIPLE Architecture & Urbanism.

In addition to his practise, Abdelmajid Boulaioun has been teaching architecture in the Masters programme at the Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL) since 2005.

Awards and Nominations :
2015 : “Grand prix d’Architecture de Wallonie 2015” for the rail station of Herstal
2008 : Architecture Prize of West Flanders for the KA1 school in Ostend
2007 : Nominee for the Architecture Awards 2007 for the KA1 school in Ostend
2005 : Ernest Acker Prize from the Royal Academy of Belgium
2002 : Charles Duyver Triannual Architecture Prize for the Library in Boechout
2001 : Nominee for the Architecture Awards of 2000 for the Library of Boechout
1997 : Van Hove Prize for the project Biestebroekkaai in Brussels



Livia de Bethune, architect, urban planner
Partner at MULTIPLE (formerly ARJM)

After graduating as an architect at Sint-Lucas (KU Leuven), Gent, Livia de Bethune studied conservation and restoration at the R. Lemaire International Centre for Conservation, KU Leuven. She did a post-graduate (1993-1994) in urbanism and urban design at the UPC, in Barcelona, under supervision of her mentor, Manuel de Sola-Morales.

Livia DE BETHUNE, architect, urban-planner, MSc in conservation, has a practice in architecture and urban design, MULTIPLE architecture & urbanism in Brussels and is lecturer at the faculty of architecture, Sint Lucas, KU Leuven, since 1994.
She developed an expertise on architecture with a special focus on urban design and infrastructure during her architectural career at SumProject and MULTIPLE.

Among others, she is/was responsible for several urban design projects; for instance two new tramlines in Brussels, the central boulevards of Brussels, the surroundings of the Leie and College bridge in Kortrijk, the design of the surroundings of Chaude Rivière at Euralille, the masterplan for the yacht harbor of Nieuwpoort, the multi-modal pole of Saint-Omer in France,…
She also worked and gave urban consult for a sustainable development of several towns in Belgium and France ; Le Touquet-Paris-Plage, Oudenaarde, Amiens, ...

Professional Career:
Since 2016 : Partner of MULTIPLE, architecture & urbanism, Brussels
Since 1994 : Lecturer at the KU Leuven, faculty of architecture, master of urbanism and architecture
2009 - 2015 : Partner of SumProject, Brussels
2003 - 2015 : Responsible for the urban design and public space projects at SumProject
2005 - 2010 : Lecturer at ISURU, Institut supérieur d'urbanisme et de rénovation urbaine, Brussels
1994 - 2015 : Architecture & urban design projects at SumProject, Brussels
1993: Urban development projects at studio Manuel Sola-Morales, Barcelona



Collaborating Architects

- Kathy Vanhulle, architect
Graduated at Sint-Lucas (KU Leuven), Gent

- Tomas Luyten, architect, urban planner
Graduated at Sint-Lucas (KU Leuven), Gent

- Jean-Philippe Jasienski, eng. architect
Graduated at UCL, Louvain-la-Neuve
Assistant (education & research) UCL, Faculty LOCI

- Tony Jandolo, architect
Graduated at ENSAB - Rennes (FR)

- Gitte Schreurs, architect
Graduated at KU Leuven, Faculty of Architecture, Gent

- Pedro de Gois Nogueira, architect
Graduated at UCL, Faculty LOCI, Tournai

- Jeanne Le Pors, intern architect
Trainee from ENSASE - Saint-Etienne (FR)

- Nicolas Hanssens, intern architect
Trainee from EPFL - Lausanne (CH)

- Julien Sarale, intern architect
Trainee from ENSA Paris-Belleville (FR)

- Marc Rouserez, architect
Graduated at I.S.A. Victor Horta, Bruxelles



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