Architect Hilde Vets studied at the HAI St. Lucas Ghent, Belgium and took apprenticeships at a.o. AWG/bOb Van Reeth, De Winter & Van Hunsel and Argentaurum/architect Eddy François.
Interested in architectural anthropology and vernacular (earthen) architecture, she researched during 6 years the Tibetan Buddhist monasteries and settlements in the Indian Himalaya. Since 2003 she has been working on restoration projects in Ladakh for the Achi Association (India).
During all these years, she always kept designing either as freelance collaborator with several architectural offices or as independent architect.

2000 – now
Independent architect

2019 - now
Freelance collaborator with architect-expert Wim Van den Berg

2015 - April 2020
Freelance collaborator with architecture office ‘Biecorff’ and architect Hugo Kinnaer, Antwerp

November 2013 and January 2014
Guest lecturer at the University of Udine, Italy

2003 – now
Collaborator with Achi Association (India). Member of the Board since April 2018.

October 2001 – December 2007
Freelance collaborator with architecture office ‘Biecorff’, Antwerp

June 2001 – September 2001
Study-tour to Ladakh/Zanskar, India

2000 – May 2001
Freelance collaborator with ‘Contrast Interior Design’, Antwerp

Academic Year 1997 – 1998
Master in Building Management, third laureate

1994 – 1999
Independent architect
‘Office for Nomad Architecture’ (in collaboration with Amandus Vanquaille)

1994 – 1999
Scientific Collaborator Research Project of the Deutsche Forschung Gemeinschaft (Central Research Council of Germany) and the Rheinisch Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen (Lehrstuhl für Baugeschichte und Denkmalpflege, Prof. Dr. Ing. J. Pieper): “Processes in the history of Settlements in Tibeto-Himalayan Areas”

October 1992 – February 1994
Collaborator with AWG – bOb Van Reeth, Antwerp

August 1991 – September 1992
Term of probation at AWG – bOb Van Reeth, Antwerp

October 1990 – July 1991
Interruption of term of probation for a study-tour to India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Thailand, Japan.

October 1989 – September 1990
Collaborator with architect Eddy François, Gallery Argentaurum, Ghent

April 1990 – September 1990
Term of probation at architect Gerard Verkinderen, Antwerp

October 1989 – March 1990
Term of probation at the architectural office of De Winter & Van Hunsel, Antwerp

March - July 1986
Student job at the architectural office of De Winter & Van Hunsel, Antwerp

1983 – 1989
Master in architecture at “Hoger Architectuurinstituut Sint Lucas Ghent”, department architecture, option human sciences

1976 – 1983
Secondary School, subject Latin-Sciences, at the H. Hart van Maria Instituut, Berlaar