Jan-Richard Kikkert (1963) is an Amsterdam based architect and head of the Architectural department of the Amsterdam Academy of Architecture. His travels brought him in contact with the works of John Lautner in 2005. In the following ten years he visited every John Lautner designed project, from Los Angeles to Aspen and from Anchorage to Acapulco. He is currently working on a book that documents his research.
In 2016, architect Jan-Richard Kikkert has been appointed Head of Architecture at the Amsterdam Academy of Architecture. He studied Architecture at Delft University of Technology and at the Berlage Institute. In 1997, he founded Architectenbureau K2 in Amsterdam together with architect Judith Korpershoek, an architectural firm that has won numerous prizes, including Europan 6. Kikkert has already been a guest lecturer and graduation mentor at the Academy for a number of years, where he also organises lectures and international excursions.