Caroline Bos

Caroline Bos

Co-founder and Principal Urban Planner at UNStudio


Caroline Bos (1959) studied History of Art at Birkbeck College of the University of London, and Urban and Regional Planning at the Faculty of Geosciences, University of Utrecht. In 1988 she founded Van Berkel & Bos Architectuurbureau with the architect Ben van Berkel, extending their joint theoretical and writing projects to the practice of architecture. In 1998 Van Berkel and Bos was transformed into UNStudio; a network of specialists in architecture, urban development and infrastructure. Caroline is a registered urban designer and leads UNStudio’s Urban Unit.

She has taught as a guest lecturer at Princeton University, the Berlage Institute in Rotterdam, The Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna and the Academy of Architecture in Arnhem and has been External Examiner at DRL, Architectural Association, London. Currently she is Honorary professor at the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning at the university of Melbourne. Caroline collaborates with academic staff of affiliated universities and institutions on papers focusing on urban topics.

Major publications:

Reflections, Amsterdam, 2010
Buy me A Mercedes_Benz, Barcelona 2006
Design Models, London, 2006
UNFold, (Nai publishers) Rotterdam, 2002
Move, (Goose Press) Amsterdam 1999
ANY Diagram Work 23, 1999 (guest editors Ben van Berkel & Caroline Bos)
Ben van Berkel, monograph issue by El Croquis 72.I, Madrid, May 1995
Mobile Forces, monograph (Ernst & Sohn), Berlin 1994
Delinquent Visionaries, (010 Pubishers) Rotterdam 1993, reprint