Partners in life and work
Dhooge and Meganck architecture was founded in 2015 but their expertise goes much further back in time. David and Saar got to know each other at Ghent University, where they both graduated as civil engineer architect (2000-2002).
Saar Meganck (°1979) first worked at Prof. Dr .Ir.- Arch. Firmin Mees, where she actively participated in the reconversion of the Thermal Power Station to the Student House (polyvalent interpretation for events, among others) for UGent and the Museum Center Tour of Flanders in Oudenaarde. She was the first in 2006 to start full-time on the development of her own office.
David Dhooge (°1977) worked at the TV Stéphane Beel - Xaveer De Geyter, after that for more than twelve years as a senior project leader for Stéphane Beel Architects (SBA) where he designed and executed numerous projects of all kinds. In 2014 he lead the architects' team for the team DOK9000 (Re-vive, Van Haerents and Van Roey) the competition for the pioneering and sustainable urban development around the Schipperskaai on the site of the Oude Dokken in Ghent (350 homes, 50,000 m²), a pilot project for the city. In addition, he designed and executed, among other things, a series of houses, the new prisons of Beveren and Dendermonde (for BAM-Interbuild-Galère) and for the large-scale passive urban development project Post X in Antwerp (for IRET development, 125,000 m² of passive offices, first phase until 2015).
As partners in life, but also in architecture, David and Saar personally guarantee their company. They both overlook the company and act as coordinating tandem for the entire team. They are the direct point of contact for every project and are also tangible, a plus for every cooperation.