Football, speed cycling, travelling and organizing.
With my background at the study association of Civil Engineering and the interesting
interface of Engineering and Architecture, I am very motivated to explore and
improve the connections between engineers and architects. Furthermore I hope
the Value of Design Symposium can achieve to offer a platform for meeting and
learning things out of your own area of study."
I started my study career with a bachelor in Architectural Engineering. When studying
Architecture I always liked the structural part of the design process so that's
why I'm doing my master in Structural Engineering now. However, the connection
between architecture and engineering is something I'm still really interested
in, particularly because it connects my bachelor and master phase. When we want
our future buildings to improve any further, all disciplines have to work
together and in my mind, Value of Design is exactly about this
The interest for both engineering and design made me go to the Value of Design
Symposium of last edition and made me choosing my masters. Since I like to organize
stuff with friends and I like the fields of both engineering and designing, the
Value of Design committee seems perfect! It is a whole other challenge to organize
such symposium for a large crowd with all interesting people. I'm eagerly
looking forward to the coming months for organizing the symposium!"
In 2012 I started my studies at the Delft University of Technology. I have always been
intrigued by nice buildings, beautiful and architectural bridges and
furthermore, I liked technique. It seemed quite obvious to me to start studying
Architecture. But I soon found out that this was not my cup of tea, I didn’t
like it. That’s when I made the switch to study Civil Engineering in another
faculty of the TU Delft. I liked the Structural Mechanics courses in my
bachelors and therefore decided that I wanted to learn more about it.
Organizing the Value of Design Symposium helps me remember how much I like the
beauty of architectural buildings. I want to make impossible designs a reality
and it would be nice to share this point of view with my fellow students."
Before starting my master in Civil Engineering I did a bachelor in Architecture. In my
opinion both disciplines are very interesting and have a lot of similarities
and differences at the same time. In almost every building project architects
and structural engineers have to work together. That’s why it is essential that
they can understand each other and work with each other. Value of Design is one
way to share information and experiences between architects and engineers and
this fits perfectly with my interests. I am looking forward to this educational
Architecture has always been one of my main interests and I believe it is of great value for
architects to understand structural concepts and for structural engineers to
understand what makes for a great architectural design. Contrary to while
studying, in practice everyday collaboration between the two disciplines is
inevitable. Therefore I look forward to invite inspiring speakers to our
symposium, both architects and structural engineers, to bridge the gap between
design and engineering."
Bridging year Civil Engineering to Master Watermanagement
Since I have started studying Archtitecture I have Always been interested in everything
about buildings, constructions and design. Value of Design is a way to link
between the two worlds of Engineering and Design. It is an honour to provide a
platform where students and professional engineers can discuss about this
relationship. To accomodate this day is a challange for the Board and with good
collaboration between everyone involved, a lot of knowledge and
creativity will be shared. I chose the function of promo because I want to
learn how to get attention and interests from students for this symposium."
As one of the QQ’ers of the Value of Design committee, I will communicate between the
board and the committee and I will assist them when needed. Furthermore I’d
like to initiate the organization of an event where Architecture and
Engineering will come together. So far, this has not been common practice. I am
really looking forward to see what an unique and interesting day we can realize
with these groups!"
Value of Design is a very large symposium organized by U-BASE and is combining the
working fields of architecture and engineering. I am very enthusiastic about
joining and working with the rest of the committee and make this year’s Value
of Design, once again a big success. As one of the Qualitate Qua of this year,
I will focus on the communication between the committee and board and support
the group whenever I can. I am sure that we are going to have a great time and
I am really looking forward to the Value of Design symposium 2018."