Jo Janssen is an architect and lecturer at Hasselt University. Born in Sittard (the Netherlands) and raised in Elsloo (the Netherlands) he followed his educational training in building construction at MTS Maastricht, [1976 – 1979] and HTS Heerlen, Building construction [1979 – 1983]. In 1990 Jo Janssen graduated as an architect at the Maastricht Academy of Architecture. In 1990 he founded Jo Janssen Architecten. For several projects he engages collaboration with other offices and architects. During 1990 - 1995 he collaborates with Wiel Arets and collaborates as a project architect for the Academy of Arts in Maastricht. Since 1998 his office collaborates with Prof. Wim van den Bergh of the RWTH Aachen.