Liesbeth van der Pol studied architecture at the Technical University of Delft. In 1995, together with Herman Zeinster, she founded the Dok Architecten studio. Significant realizations of the studio include the WKK power plant in Utrecht and the Maritime Museum in Amsterdam. She was Chief Government Architect from 2008 to 2011 and Supervisor of Schiphol Airport from 2014 to 2017. Currently Liesbeth van der Pol is coordinating the renovation of the Binnenhof-complex in The Hague, the home to the Dutch Senate, Council of State, and Ministry of General Affairs. In addition to her work as architect, Van der Pol is a guest lecturer at various universities and academies, and she has sat on numerous juries. In 1992 Van der Pol received the Charlotte Köhler Prize for architecture from the Prince Bernhard Cultural Fund, and in 1993 she was awarded the Maaskant Prize for young architects in Rotterdam. She has received a host of other awards as well over the years, ranging from awards for the use of materials to public awards.