Tim Aarsen

Tim Aarsen

New York, NY, US



Tim studied architecture at the Eindhoven University of Technology and graduated on the revitalization of the Hofplein Railway overpass in Rotterdam. During the course of his study he was the editor of the Chepos, a quarterly magazine on architecture, urbanism and engineering. He started his career at VHP architects and urbanists where he worked on multiple large-scale projects in Russia and a selection of competitions and research projects in the Netherlands. In 2009 he switched to Studio Marco Vermeulen, a research and design office based in Rotterdam. In the past two years he has worked on a variety of projects, including the masterplanning of large sustainable industrial areas, the design of an eco passage constructed out of tree logs, a 3D park and the conceptualization and prototyping of water squares: an innovative design for dealing with storm water run-off in dense urban areas. Recently he has attended and tutored at three workshops in Brazil, organized by the NAi, Studio X (Columbia University NY) and the AA School of Architecture.

In 2011 Tim moved to the United States to further pursue his career in architecture, urbanism and research.


In the course of his study and career Tim has obtained proficiency in a variety of presentation skills. His strength lies within the conceptualization of an idea, be it for a masterplan, a building or a public space. In order to present his ideas he uses sketches, models, 3D software (Sketchup, and recently Rhino/3DMax) but foremost he is experienced in using the Adobe software. He enjoys working in a team and has excellent time management skills.



HWKN (Hollwich Kushner), Architectural Designer

Jun 2011 - current

Architizer, Exhibition Intern

Exhibtion Intern for the Audi Urban Future Initiative: Project Manhattan by Architizer"

Festival of Ideas for the New City - May 4-8 2011

May 2011 - current

SITU Studio, Team player installation reOrder

I assisted Situ Studio in building their architectural installation reOrder in the Great Hall at the Brooklyn Museum

Feb 2011 - Feb 2011

Studio Marco Vermeulen, Architectural and Urban Designer

Small, young, progressive design and research office in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Strong focus on typological design and sustainability.


Feb 2009 - Dec 2010

Royal Haskoning, Urban Designer

Urban designer for the prestigious project Eko Atlantic in Lagos, Nigeria

Oct 2008 - Jan 2009

VHP architects + urbanists + landscape architects, Architectural Designer

Multidisciplinary design firm working on both national and international projects.


Sep 2007 - Jan 2009


Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, MArch, Master of Architectural Design and Engineering

Aug 1998 - Jun 2007


d3 Housing Tomorrow Competition 2011, Honorable Mention

We (Studio Marco Vermeulen) received an honorable mention for our project Living Landscape 1.0, a hybrid prototype design for high density single-family housing in a sub-urban green environment


Archiprix selection Eindhoven University of Technology 2007, Nomination

"Back on Track" thesis nominated as one of the best graduation projects of 2007


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