Louis Becker is Design Director and Principal Partner at Henning Larsen Architects. He has been part of the management team since 1998 and is responsible for the company’s activities on the global market. He has been one of the driving forces behind a number of large Danish and international projects – from significant building icons to complex masterplans.In 2008, Louis was appointed Adjunct Professor at the Department of Architecture and Design at Aalborg University. In 2011, he was awarded the Eckersberg Medal by the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts as a special recognition of his extraordinary contribution in putting Danish architecture on the world map.
Louis’ broad international experience includes cultural, educational and commercial buildings as well as masterplans in Scandinavia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. He has been responsible for a number of competition wins as well as architectural and managerial follow-up on the subsequent project phases. He is the driving force behind complex architectural and decision-making processes with multiple stakeholders.
Owing to his profound experience with modern sustainable building both in conceptual and detailed phases, Louis is an internationally acclaimed speaker and lecturer. He regularly gives lectures on sustainable architecture and the incorporation of culture in design processes. In addition, he has been a jury member in several international competitions just as he is a member of several steering committees and advisory boards.
The Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan is a leader in interdisciplinary education and research with a focus on creating a more beautiful, inclusive and better built environment. The college and its alumni are committed to pushing the boundaries of architectural practice, advancing global engagement, and significantly enhancing diversity in the profession. The college offers the following degrees: Bachelor of Science in Architecture, Master of Architecture (currently ranked #6 nationally; ranked #1 in 2010 by Design Intelligence Report), Master of Science in Architecture, Master of Urban Planning, Master of Urban Design, and PhD programs.