Jan Benthem (1952, Amsterdam) graduated as engineer from the Faculty of Architecture at Delft University of Technology in 1978. In 1979, he founded the office Benthem Crouwel Architects in Amsterdam together with Mels Crouwel. Jan Benthem is a member of the Royal Institute of Dutch Architects (bna) and a honorary member of the Association of German Architects (bda). Jan Benthem has extensive experience as a lead architect of design teams in infrastructure and complex urban projects such as the North/South Line in Amsterdam (metro) and the renewal of the public transport terminals Amsterdam Central, Rotterdam Central, Utrecht Central and The Hague Central Station. Since 1988 he has been the chief architect of the Schiphol Airport. Jan Benthem has given public lectures in the Netherlands and abroad, including Amsterdam, Bayreuth, Berlin, Bochum, Chicago, Darmstadt, Delft, Dessau, Dortmund, Eindhoven, Hamburg, Hanover, Hong Kong, Jerusalem, Karlsruhe, Cologne, Leuven, London, Munich, New York, Rome, Rotterdam, Stockholm, Stuttgart, Utrecht, Toronto, Trier and Vienna.