August 4, 2008Liesbeth van der Pol
will take up the post of Chief Government Architect
(Rijksbouwmeester) on 15 August 2008
. She will succeed Mels Crouwel
who is resigning after nearly four years. Her appointment is for a period of three years. She will fulfil her appointment part time and will remain associated with Dok Architekten
As Chief Government Architect, Liesbeth van der Pol
is the primary advisor to the director-general of the Government Buildings Agency (Rijksgebouwendienst - RGD) and the minister of Housing, Districts and Integration (WWI) for the policy on Government Accommodation. The Chief Government Architect promotes and watches over the architectural quality and urban positioning of government buildings, such as courthouses, prisons, government museums and ministry buildings. The Chief Government Architect is also the Chair of the Board of Government Advisors, which advises the government on issues related to architecture, landscape architecture, infrastructure and cultural heritage.