Sylvie studied at The University College for Sciences and Arts, Sint-Lucas Architecture in Brussels. She graduates with a Master's degree in 1997, with the design for a Fashion School and Museum in Antwerp, under mentorship of Vincent Van Duysen.
Her professional career starts at the renowned Dutch practice Mecanoo Architecten, were she becomes a project architect for several major projects.
These include masterplanning and housing for Duindorp and Klapwijksekade; R&D for a sustainable Schiphol Airport pier and the BBC HQ Glasgow competition design.
Four years later she continues her international career at the London based office of Erik van Egeraat Associated Architects, where she leads the theatre reconversion of the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon and the Princes Street Gallery competition in Edinburgh.
In 2003 she returns to Belgium to work for Conix Architects. After winning the design competition for the Atomium in Brussels she becomes partner and shareholder in the company.
Since 2005 Sylvie is closely involved in the concept, design and execution of multiple projects and passionately manages a multidisciplinary team of over 40 architects, designers and supporting staff in the Brussels and Antwerp office.
Among her most important projects are offices for Sibelga, ERA and Prowinko; housing projects Jardins de Tilia, Willot Flats, Waterstad Goese Schans and Regatta; retail for Esprit, Diesel, McGregor and Moncler; cultural projects like M HKAfe, Mercelis Library and Zilvermuseum Sterckshof and the award winning designs of the Atomium, Umicore Hoboken and the CX-Bath Series.
On selected occasions she is jury member for architectural competitions and public awards, gives lectures about her passion for the profession or gets her ideas on lifestyle and contemporary architecture published.
As a founding member she co-organized 'Nacht van de Architectuur'.
At present she is partner at VIVA architecture, president of the Professional Association for Architects (BVA), member of the board at ICASD (A+) and alternate council member of the International Union of Architects (UIA).