Arie Graafland is professor of architectural theory at the Faculty of Architecture at Delft University of Technology. After a three-year technical education in Rotterdam, he studied sociology and philosophy in Amsterdam.
He then worked for several years in urban research for the city of Arnhem. In 1978 he joined the department of urbanism at Delft and in 1986 he received his PhD in architectural theory. He now mainly works in architectural theory and urban theory and has published extensively in both these topics.
He is the editor of The Critical Landscape Series (010 Publishers), and co-editor of the Delft Annual.
He is Course Director of the Delft School of Design, a PhD programme at the faculty of architecture.
He lives in Amsterdam.