Julien De Smedt born in Brussels, 1975. He worked with OMA Rem Koolhass, Rotterdam and co-founded and directed with Bjarke Ingels the architecture firm PLOT in Copenhagen. JDS Architects, founded and directed by Julien De Smedt, is a multidisciplinary office that focuses on architecture and design, from large scale planning to furniture. His approach aims at turning intense research and analysis of practical and theoretical matters into the driving forces of design. By continuously developing rigorous methods of analysis and execution, JDS is able to combine innovative thinking and efficient production. The office has a wide portfolio of international work and the attitude of involving external consultants to improve the design intelligence of a given project team. The use of complementing teams ensures that a project will never suffer from being neither too conventional nor too naive.