Lars van Vianen
Meta Designer


Lars van Vianen is a meta-designer and founding director of Scape Agency. Proceeding from a background in interactive art, experience design and parametric architecture, Lars explores the convergence of synthetic biology, materials science, artificial intelligence and robotic construction. Believing the principle of design is the decodation of dreams into the parametrization and instrumentalization of reality, he exerts computation to concurrently operate across scales and mediate between natural and artificial actors. Lars holds a bachelor diploma in building technology, later studied architecture at Hyperbody and curated INDESEM (International Design Seminar) at the Delft University of Technology. He has prior professional experience as designer, software developer, technical producer and innovation manager at several established art, architecture and construction practices.

Lars van Vianen launched Scape Agency in 2020. Scape Agency is a spatial innovation collective that dreams, discovers and designs the everyday of tomorrow. Its mission is to naturalise the artificial in liveable and sustainable -scapes that spark the imagination and inspire future generations. Scape Agency operates in unison through a meta-disciplinary network of artists, designers, engineers and scientists, and blends creative thinking and emerging technologies in spatial interventions that create a brighter perspective for people and planet. Currently, specific product and process developments include bioreceptive surfaces, phytoremediation strategies, augmented photobiology, advanced optics and functional microstructures, supported by its research in spatial intelligence and digital fabrication.


These are the companies, foundations and initiatives I'm involved in:.

Scape Agency

Scape Agency is a spatial innovation collective that dreams, discovers and designs the everyday of tomorrow.

> scape.agency

Scape Ventures

Scape Ventures launches the lab into your life.

> scape.ventures

Scape Foundation

The Scape Foundation aims to enhance the biodiversity and liveability of urban communities for all living things.

> scape.foundation


Insight, Strategy and Design for Regenerative Futures.

> starling.cloud

Block Foundation

Spatial Blockchain Technology.

> blockfoundation.io

Matter Technologies

Matter is a greentech startup that develops circular and regenerative building materials.

> matter.tech


Spatial Operating System

> geoid.org


Speckle is a cinematic platform for visions of the near future.

> speckle.org


Platform for 21st Century Architecture and Design.

> parametricism.com

Professional Experience

October 2018 - Present
Scape Agency
Founding Designer
October 2018 - Present
Scape Ventures
Founding Director
September 2022 - Present
Co-Founding Designer
April 2020 - November 2022
Head of Innovation
May 2019 - April 2020
Parametric Designer
September 2020 - October 2020
Workshop Organiser
March 2020 - May 2020
Amsterdam Light Festival
Technical Producer & Bioneering Consultant
August 2018 - April 2019
Project Manager & Product Developer
May 2018 - July 2018
Sustainer Homes
Parametric Design Strategist
March 2016 - Febuary 2018
Studio Roosegaarde
Senior Designer
Febuary 2016 - March 2016
Studio Roosegaarde
Design Trainee
April 2015 - September 2016
Delft University of Technology
Augmented Reality Engineer
July 2015 - November 2015
Building Info
Cloud Platform Developer
Febuary 2012 - July 2012
Architectuurstudio Herman Hertzberger
Architectural Design Graduate
August 2010 - January 2011
MIR Architecten
Building Technology Trainee
June 2006 - September 2008
Kampman Architecten
Architectural Assistant

Volitional Experience

November 2021 - Present
Block Foundation
November 2020 - Present
April 2020 - Present
Founding Co-Curator
March 2021 - December 2022
City Deals - Agendastad
Design Quality Team
March 2021 - December 2022
Data-Driven Design Consultant
November 2019 - Present
NL AIC - Dutch AI Coalitie
Data Sharing Working Group
March 2021 - July 2021
Building Campus (De Bouwcampus)
Circular Tender Working Group
June 2020 - October 2020
Dutch Design Week
Programme Partner & Curator
September 2015 - August 2017
September 2014 - August 2015

Academic Experience

May 2022 - Present
Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences
Design for Wellbeing Consortium
September 2021 - Present
University of Amsterdam
External Supervisor
January 2022 - July 2022
March 2021 - March 2022
Wageningen University & Research
Research Guidance Committee
November 2020 - May 2021
May 2020 - July 2020
August 2015 - January 2016
June 2015 - November 2015
Delft University of Technology
Architectural History Research Assistant
Febuary 2010 - July 2020
Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences
Urban Sustainability Strategist

Talks & Lectures