Board

Martin Thörnblom (AT)

President

Martin Thörnblom originally from Stockholm is Interior Architect, founder and owner of studio thörnblom – büro für innenarchitektur, Vienna. He has been Vice President of the Bund Östereichischer Innenarchitektur BÖIA and since 2010 he is also leading workshops at the New Design University NDU in St. Pölten, Austria. Martin Thörnblom is the President of ECIA since September 2019.

Loes Bliek (NL)

Secretary General

Loes has a long career as allround executive and deputy director of Bureau Architectenregister (BA), the architects registration board of the Netherlands. She is specialized in the recognition of EU and foreign qualifications and European cooperation, was seconded to the European Commission for five months (DG Markt, current DG Grow, Professional Qualifications Directive) and was representing BA in several European organisations and networks. Board member since September 2018.

Dominic Haag-Walthert (CH)

Treasurer

Prof. Dominic Haag-Walthert studied Design, Interior Architecture and Architecture in Zurich. In 2000 he established his own office HAAGWAGNER together with Heiner Wagner. From 2001-2007 he was regional president and from 2007- 2012 board member of VSI.ASAI.

From 2008-09 he teaches as visiting lecturer at HEAD Genève and at Ecole d‘architecture Athénaeum in Lausanne. In 2008 he is involved in the formation of the Bachelor Progam in Interior Architecture at Lucerne University of Applied Science and Art HSLU, where he researches and teaches since then. From 2016 on he is the head of the Institute of Interior Architecture at HSLU. He is also author and publisher of divers publications on topics of Architecture and Interior. Board member since 2019.

Teresa Casas (ES)

Board member

Teresa is owner of the studio Teresa Casas Interior Design, Girona (Catalunya) Spain, a lecturer at superior schools and universities of interior design in Spain. She is currently President of the Interior Designers of Catalunya and the General Council of the of Interior Designers of Spain. Teresa has been President of the Girona Interior Designers 2010-2015 and Secretary General of the Girona Interior Desingers 1999-2010. Board member since 2016.

Sophie Green (DE)

Board member

Sophie is an experienced, creative, tech-savvy and analytical conceptual thinking interior architect with own interior design practice, a first experience in teaching and a strong interest in professional and political developments. With her interior design practice, she handles both private and public contracts in the field of interior design with a high sustainability standard. Since May 2016 she has been "Appointed External Expert to the European Parliament" in the field of interior design. Board member since 2019.

Tüüne-Kristin Vaikla (EST)

Board member

Tüüne-Kristin is a spatial researcher and an interior architect (VAIKLA STUDIO) who explores the social and artistic dimensions of space. She is a lecturer and supervisor of transdisciplinary projects in Estonian Academy of Arts and has gained international experience at RMIT University of Melbourne, etc. Tüüne-Kristin is the curator of Estonian National Exhibition at the XIII Venice Architecture Biennale, (co-)curator the SISU interior architecture symposiums and editor-in-chief of the SISU–LINE interior architecture research journal. She belongs to the board of ECIA since 2015.

Jeremy Williams (NO)

Board member

Jeremy Williams is originally from Bristol in England but have lived and worked in Norway for the last 24 years. He studied Interior Architecture in Oslo and worked in the interior department of a number of large architect companies. He is now employed as principal lecturer at Kristiania University College. Board member since 2018.

Former presidents

Anja Dirks (NL) President of ECIA 2015-2019

Architect/ interior architect and owner of Studio id+. Former board member of Dutch Federation of I.A. (BNI); currently commission member at Dutch Architects Registration Bureau.

Per Reinholtz (SE) President of ECIA 2014-2015
Director of Reinholtz & Ronnemark architects. Former ECIA boardmember and past president of the Swedish organization.

Joke Van Hengstum (NL) President of ECIA 2008-2014
Director of Van Hengstum Interieurarchitekten. Several years she was secretary and president of BNI. She was president of ECIA from 2008-2014.

Kees Spanjers (NL) President of ECIA 2004 - 2008
Director of BV Zaanen Spanjers Architects in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. He is the past president of BNI, and a past board member in IFI, the International Federation of Interior Architects/Designers. He served as ECIA president from 2004-2008.

Christine Borella (F) President of ECIA 1999 - 2004.
Director of Borella Art and Design, based in Paris, France, together with her husband Nicola Borella Interior Architect. She has been involved in ECIA since 1995. She was a member of the board of IFI, the International Federation of Interior Architects/Designers 2001-2003.

Roeland van der Hidde (NL) President of ECIA 1992 - 1999.
Director of Hidde Consultants in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. He was ECIA's first president, and is also a past president and now a honourable member of BNI, the Netherlands.