Through research and designing, we keep exploring to understand how architecture supports memory-work and how memorial spaces influence their social and built environments.

Our goal is to bring theory into practise by offering research, advice and design
solutions in memorial – making processes.

Designing Memory deals with design, adaptation and remodeling of memorial sites.

Designing Memory team:

Dr. Sabina Tanović, MSc.

Architect, independent researcher focused on commemorative architecture. Sabina holds a PhD from Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands, with a thesis entitled Memory in Architecture: Contemporary memorial projects and their predecessors (2015). Her current research focuses on contemporary European memory and the construction of architectural commemorative projects. In an interdisciplinary approach she investigates the relations between psychological aspects of bereavement and their integration into a memorial-making process.

Paul de Vries, MSc.

Architect specialized in environmental psychology.  He holds a Master of Science from Delft University of Technology, in addition he studied environmental psychology at the University of Amsterdam. Environmental psychology is an interdisciplinary field that focuses on the interplay between people and their surroundings. Paul considers this complex relationship between people and their environment to create a better fit.
In his capacity as an architect, Paul gained significant experience in design and development. He designed several multifunctional buildings with a strong focus on generating synergy between the users and the different functions of the building. He has conducted architectural and urban design research in Sarajevo, Istanbul and Tokyo. In Budapest he worked with the National Office of Cultural Heritage to research future redevelopment of traditional Hungarian residential/courtyard buildings. He was also involved in the research lab of the Dutch Government Buildings Agency, researching urban renewal initiatives. He has managed several building projects and has acted on several governance bodies. He has lectured at the University of Delft and University of Amsterdam on the psychological experience of architecture and continues to promote environmental psychology in the field.

Designing Memory collaborates with:

Experiencing Architecture
Dario Kristic