After 40 years of architectural practice and after cepezed having been bestowed with the highest honour of the Royal Institute of Dutch Architects, the BNA Cube, cepezed's co-founder Michiel Cohen has withdrawn from the firm as an associated architect in order to focus on other activities. Cohen (Haarlem, 1946) studied architecture at Delft University of Technology and abandoned his study prematurely to work as an independent architect. In the early seventies, he worked in Australia on the design, development and marketing of system kitchens. In 1973 he co-established the cepezed architectural office. Between 1976 and 1978, Cohen was also the director of the Swedish Timber public information service in the Netherlands. He often speaks at international conferences on the topic of lightweight, intelligent and sustainable construction, about which he also publishes on a regular basis. With Cohen's leaving, a new era has commenced for cepezed, offering new challenges.