After graduating as Engineer-Architect in 1982, he worked on planning and managing different kind of projects in Luxembourg.
He quickly became involved in larger scale projects as a freelance collaborator at the architectural office « Marc Ewen ».
The first milestone of his professional career, was in 1989 when he won in association with Marc Ewen the architectural competition for the building of the Chamber of Crafts in Luxembourg-Kirchberg (Planning and project execution from 1989 to 1993).
He founded M3 Architectes with two partners in 1997.
M3 Architectes quickly establishes within the luxembourgish architectural scene by delivering high quality architectural projects. The young architects’ office participated successfully in numerous architectural competitions, thus rapidly clients approached them directly to realize challenging projects.
His method of work always remains the same. He starts with a detailed study of the clients’ needs, and a thorough site analysis, to develop, with the client, a strategy, that is respectful of the users’ needs, the site as well as the urban context.
He works on offices as well on housing, infrastructure, cultural, mixed use and leisure projects, which vary in size from large-scale town planning schemes to interior design projects.
Some references realised by M3 Architectes over the last years:
Social housing in Rumelange
Extension of a Primary School, Rue Gellé in Luxembourg-Bonnevoie
“Rehazenter” building, Luxembourg-Kirchberg
Luxconnect (Datacenter), Bettembourg
Renovation and extension of a “boyscout home” in Kayl
Creos : Regional Center, Roost
Residential complex, Esch-sur-Alzette
Headquarter and office building for BGL BNP Paribas, Luxembourg-Kirchberg
Whilst working on these large scale projects, Jos Dell still finds pleasure to work on residential refurbishment and extensions as well as the design of family homes.
Over the years, he has developed an interest in architectural materials such as the fabrication of high quality exposed concrete or steel and timber construction methods.
Hence it’s no surprise that he has been involved in different task forces of the CRTIB (Centre de Ressources des Technologies et de l’Innovation pour le Bâtiment) for over 25 years. Here, he collaborates with other stakeholders of the construction industry to develop the electronical exchange of data, the “BIM” and standard contractual terms for different tender packages on a national level.
Since October 2013, in his role as president of the OAI (Ordre des Architectes et Ingénieurs-conseils) and thus as representative of architects and engineers, he makes it his goal to help improving the construction industry and the architectural culture in Luxembourg.