Nanne de Ru (1976, the Netherlands) received the Master of Excellence in Architecture in 2002 from the Berlage Institute, Postgraduate Laboratory of Architecture, in Rotterdam and received a Bachelor of Architectural engineering from the Hogeschool van Amsterdam in 1998 and won the Vitae Bouwaward for best Dutch Architectural Engineering graduation project in 1999.
From 1998 to 1999 Nanne de Ru worked as a project leader at One Architecture in Amsterdam. During the years 2002-2004 Nanne de Ru worked at Rem Koolhaas’ AMO/OMA in Rotterdam as a lead researcher and designer on numerous large scale regional planning projects including: Ruhrgebiet a study for a new identity for the Ruhrvalley in Germany, Eurocore, a study into new forms of urbanity in Europe, Beijing Olympic conference center competition, Beijing preservation strategies, and The image of Europe, Study and exhibition on the image of Europe, a joint commission of the Dutch presidency and the European Commission. In 2005 Nanne de Ru co-founded Powerhouse Company.
Nanne de Ru teaches regularly at the Academy of Architecture in Rotterdam and has been a guest professor at various institutions such as the Aarhus University (DK), TU Delft (NL), Design Academy Eindhoven (NL) and AHO Oslo School of Architecture (NO). Since 2012 Nanne de Ru is Member of the Board of Directors of the Research Board of the Berlage.