Jo Taillieu is a Belgian architect and professor of design at EPFL. Since 2004, he has been at the head of jo taillieu architecten. After studying at the Faculty of Architecture Campus Sint-Lucas of the KUL (Ghent, BE) and at the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design (Dundee, UK), Jo Taillieu worked at Maxwan architects (Rotterdam, NL) and Stéphane Beel architects (Ghent, BE). From 2001 to 2007 he was active as project director at Stéphane Beel - Xaveer De Geyter architecten (Ghent, BE). His responsibilities included the design and realisation of the university buildings for the Faculty of Economics and the main building of Ghent University. Jo Taillieu was a partner at Jo Crepain architects from 2007 to 2008. The practice of jo taillieu architecten evolved in 2009 to a collaboration with Jan De Vylder and Inge Vinck, with whom he has been leading the office architecten de vylder vinck taillieu for 10 years. In 2018 ‘advvt’ won the Silver Lion for Promising Young Participant at the 16th Biënnale of Venice and was one of the five finalists for the Mies van der Rohe Award 2019. Since 2019 Jo Taillieu shifted the focus to jo taillieu architecten again. In addition to his practice as an architect, Jo Taillieu also lectured at various national and international universities including the University Ghent (BE), KUL Ghent/Brussels (BE), the Academia di Architettura di Mendrisio (IT), TU delft (NL) and the Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam (NL). Since 2014 Jo Taillieu has been teaching at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (CH). In 2019 he became associate professor at EPFL. He also lectures at international institutes and conferences.