Robert-Jan van SANTEN is an architect who graduated from UPA3 VERSAILLES (FR). He worked for approximately 4 years in “Atelier de Paris” for Renzo PIANO in Paris before staying for a year with Marc MIMRAM. He set-up "Bureau d'études facade van SANTEN" (1989), which later became "van SANTEN & Associés" (1999), and eventually VS-A (2010). Under his supervision, then came the establishments of VS-A.HK in 2011, and VS-A.KR in 2013. Honored with a Silver Medal from the French Académie d'Architecture for Research and Technique in 2008, he has also been guest speakers in numerous building envelope engineering conferences across Europe and Asia.