Johan Anrys graduated from the HAISL in Brussels, having followed one academic year in Ireland at the University College Dublin. As student he participated in several architectural projects, design workshops throughout Europe, and master-classes like the ‘Floating Resorts’  led by Elia Zenghelis & Eleni Gigantes. He worked for Eugeen Liebaut before establishing the joint practice of 51N4E in Brussels and Tirana.
Parallel to his professional activities at 51N4E, he has been performing on academic ground, as lecturer at the KHM Lucas Faydherbe – Interieur, as assistant professor at the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Leuven, as visiting critic at the Berlage Institute and the Academy of Architecture in Mendrisio, Switzerland. He acts on regular base as lecturer or jury member in various institutes both in Belgium and abroad. Johan Anrys is the lead partner in 51N4E’s Tirana office.