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CAP Lecture Series | Johannes Van Tilburg

Lecture: 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. CAP 2nd Floor Gallery

Workshop: 1 - 3:30 p.m. CAP Room 470

Lecture Title: Real Estate Development and Building Typologies

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About  Johannes Van Tilburg

Johannes Van Tilburg is a founding principal of Van Tilburg, Banvard & Soderbergh, AIA. Mr. Van Tilburg has led the organization to the forefront of planning and design since founding his firm in 1971. His work as an architect is widely recognized throughout the state and indeed the entire country. In 1992 he was honored by his peers and elevated to the level of Fellow of the American Institute of Architects.

Mr. Van Tilburg is deeply committed to education in Los Angeles and since 1990 has been an Adjunct Professor at the USC School of Public Policy and Planning in the MRED Program (Master of Real Estate Development). Mr. Van Tilburg also teaches an annual course at Harvard University Graduate School of Design entitled “Owning the Future,” Urban Housing and Mixed-Use Development since 1997.

Mr. Van Tilburg is a member of the Board of Directors for the Promenade Downtown Santa Monica, appointed to a third 4-year term by the Santa Monica City Council. He also serves on the Board of Directors for Move LA. Mr. Van Tilburg was appointed Honorary Consul of The Netherlands in Los Angeles in 2010.

More recently, Mr. Van Tilburg developed two projects, Picasso Pasadena 100 Rental Units, currently entitled, and Picasso Brentwood, a Mixed-Use building with 108 Rental Units with 12,000 square feet of Retail space and 5,000 square feet of office space which was completed and opened for residents in 2021. 

He has been teaching a core class in the MRED Program of the USC School of Planning, served as Chairman of the Downtown Santa Monica Board of Directors and served as a Board Member for three 4-year terms, and is a Member of Move-LA, a Non-Profit organization to promote Rail Transportation in the Greater Los Angeles Area. 

Mr. Van Tilburg divides his time between Real Estate Development and the practice of Architecture as a Principal of VTBS Architects. 

In February 2023, Mr. Van Tilburg was awarded a Royal Distinction (Knighthood) by the Kingdom of the Netherlands, recognizing his achievements as a Dutch American architect and his contribution to academic exchange through his sponsorship of the Annual Johannes Van Tilburg Lectures in Dutch Studies held at UCLA for over 17 years.


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