Nathalie de Vries. Prof. ir. FRIBA (1965, Appingedam, the Netherlands), is an architect and urbanist. She is director and co-founder of globally operating architecture and urban planning firm MVRDV she set up together with Winy Maas and Jacob van Rijs in 1993. She studied at Delft University of Technology from 1984 till 1990, and graduated as master of architecture (honours). Since 2013 she has been Professor for Architecture at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf.
Nathalie de Vries is currently member of the Board of Trustees of Het Nieuwe Instituut for Architecture, Design and E-culture and has been for the Netherlands Architecture Fund, the NAI and Moti Museum of the Image. She is also board member of Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art and has been for architectural journal Oase. She has taught at several schools and institutions, amongst others at Harvard GSD, IIT Chicago, the Berlage Institute, TU Delft, Architecture Academy Arnhem and has been Professor of Architecture at TU Berlin (2002-2004) and Chief Railroad Architect of NS/ProRail from 2005-2008.
She has been member of the Gestaltungsbeirat of Salzburg and presided the steering group BNA-Research of The Royal Institute of Dutch Architects.