The Organization for Permanent Modernity is an office and research group for urban design and architecture.

Alexander D'Hooghe

Alexander D’Hooghe is director of the MIT Center for Advanced Urbanism (CAU) and principal of the Organization for Permanent Modernity (ORG).
The CAU is a collaborative effort involving faculty across MIT, focused on large-scale design projects that address critical urgencies of the urban age, including climate adaptation urbanism, health + urbanism, technology + urbanism, and urbanism of the global south. D’Hooghe is associate professor in architectural urbanism with tenure at MIT, and has published internationally, notably with ‘the Liberal Monument’ (Princeton, Fall 2010) and with recent papers in relevant journals in Germany, Israel, Spain, the Netherlands, Belgium, the USA, etc. Before founding ORG, he worked with Marcel Smets, Stephane Beel, Wiel Arets, and Rem Koolhaas. D’Hooghe obtained his Ph.D. at the Berlage Institute in 2007 with T.U. Delft, after achieving a Masters in Urban Design at the Harvard GSD in 2001, and a master in Architecture and Civil Engineering from the University of Leuven in 1996. He is a licensed architect in Belgium.