Jo is co-founder and architect at a2o and associate professor at Hasselt University. He studied at the University College of Hasselt (PXL) and did his internship at AWG– bOb van Reeth in Antwerp. After his internship he worked together with his father in his architectural office.
Winning several awards with other architects Ingrid Mees and Luc Vanmuysen they decided to start a collaboration, a2o. Today he is managing a team of 40 architects and urbanists. They contribute to national and international competitions and make national and international exhibitions and lectures.
Since 1992 he teaches at Hasselt University, Faculty of Architecture and Arts. As an associate professor, Jo coordinates the masters in architecture and the international studio in architecture by means of stimulating students to explore and design from an international point of view.