Celine Van Lamsweerde
Construction Team Leader, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) / Doctors Without Borders
Céline is an architect with more than 15 years of experience in the humanitarian aid and private sectors. She started as a freelance architect working for French and Belgian architecture companies and co-founded in 2008 her own architecture company in Brussels. She has been leading from the design phase until the completion of the construction social and private housing projects, schools and offices. She also assisted the construction of a 24.000 m²-hospital in Northern France.
She has been working with MSF (Doctors Without Borders) since 2013. First as a field construction logistician then as a technical project coordinator in several countries including Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Guinea during Ebola outbreak, Haiti and Sierra Leone. Over the last 5 years she has been working as the construction referent based in Brussels. In this position, she is managing a team of 4 people focused on overseeing the planning, design and implementation of the construction portfolio MSF has around the world. More recently, she led the development of an innovative program for modular prefabricated medical structure. These pioneering structures were designed from scratch and implemented in Afghanistan, South Sudan and Sierra Leone. She is part of the working group promoting sustainable projects including ecological, economic, social and cultural aspects.