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Rik van Ginkel

Rik van Ginkel

Sydney, AU

 

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About 

Rik is a Dutch architectural graduate residing in Sydney, currently working at Team2 Architects. He moved to Australia after graduating from his Masters Degree of Architecture, Building and Planning from the Technical University of Eindhoven in September 2016. 

"In 2010 I started my career in architecture by enrolling in the bachelor Architecture, Urbanism and Building Sciences, at the University of Eindhoven. During my bachelor I developed an interest in the diversity of architectural education systems used by various universities. To learn more about these diverse educational systems, I decided to study at Delft University of Technology for a semester to complete a minor of Archineering, finding the balance between engineering and architecture. 

After completing my bachelor in 2013, I continued to further expand my skills as an architect by working at Diederendirrix as an intern for six months. My time at Diederendirrix was a decisive moment, where I gained perspective on my goals and ambitions. My newly found ambition to work at an international architecture firm was a strong incentive to go abroad for a semester and consequently to study at the University of Sydney in 2014. Following my exchange program, I enrolled in the master of Architecture, Building and Planning at Eindhoven University of Technology, focusing on Architecture. During my master's I have been nominated for best project of 2014-2015 and I have received an honourable mention in a rendering competition. Additionally, I have partaken in the International Spring Academy Ruhr 2015 at the University of Dortmund. This project required a close collaboration between students from Germany and Italy. 

My final year culminated in a thesis focussing on contemporary Swiss architecture and the Swiss educational system. This project resulted in a design proposal for a new faculty building for the school of architecture situated on the campus of AA Mendrisio, Switzerland. Whilst graduating I complimented my curiosity regarding architectural education by taking on the roll of Architectural Tutor guiding first year students in their first projects."

The combination of having acquired various design methods, architectural training at various universities worldwide and a continual curiosity for architectural innovation makes Rik an asset to any architectural practice in this diverse and evolving world.

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Employment 

Team2 Architects, Sydney, Graduate Architect

Design- and drafting work on multiple projects, Sydney

Jan 2017 - current
 

Reynaers Aluminium, Helmond, Draftsman

Drafting work for aluminium door- and window frames, Helmond

Aug 2016 - Sep 2016
 

University of Technology, Eindhoven, Eindhoven, Student Assistant

Student assistant for the first year Bachelor projects, Eindhoven

Sep 2015 - Jul 2016
 

University of Technology, Eindhoven, Eindhoven, Student Assistant

Student assistant for the Bachelor course Engineering Design, Eindhoven

Sep 2015 - Jul 2016
 

Diederendirrix, Eindhoven, Junior Architect

Design- and drafting work on multiple projects, Eindhoven

Aug 2014 - Sep 2014
 

Diederendirrix, Eindhoven, Intern

Architectural intern working on varying project typologies, Eindhoven

Sep 2013 - Feb 2014
 

Education 

University of Technology Eindhoven, Eindhoven, MArch, Architecture, Building and Planning

Feb 2014 - Jul 2016
 

University of Technology, Dortmund, Dortmund, MArch, Spring Academy

Exchange Program

Mar 2015 - Apr 2015
 

The University of Sydney, Sydney, MArch, Architecture Design and Planning

Exchange Program

Feb 2014 - Jul 2014
 

University of Technology Delft, Delft, BArch, Archineering

Exchange Program

Feb 2012 - Jul 2014
 

University of Technology Eindhoven, Eindhoven, BArch, Architecture, Urbanism and Building Technology

Sep 2010 - Jul 2013
 

Awards 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills