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Sherwin Vreeswijk

Sherwin Vreeswijk

Rotterdam, NL

 

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About 

I was born and raised in Suriname, South America. After high school I moved to the Netherlands to study and become an architect as it has always been my passion. I love architecture and see it as being something that is part of me. I am a dynamic, social, enthusiastic and ambitious architect with more than two years of experience in various projects and building phases of several types of buildings like schools, row houses and public buildings. Since graduating from the University of Delft with a Master’s degree in Architecture in 2009 I was working at N2 architects as a design and technical trainee. Gaining experience in all design phases, from sketch to definitive design.  I recently worked at KCAP Architects&Planners being mainly responsible for  production and managing of European tenders, the preparation of publications / press releases and media relations, the preparation of awards, lectures, exhibitions, creating presentation/promotional books and panels. I recently did a competition for the Swedish UngBo organization, where I won the FIRST prize and also an honor of winning the Best of the Best prize for the entire competion this year.

 

If hired, I'm a very curious, enthusiastic and driven employee, always pushing to learn more and take on more responsibility. And I love working with different kinds of people. I possess technical and computer skills with advanced knowledge of AutoCAD, Vectorworks, Sketchup, Maya 3D studio, V-Ray, Photoshop, Indesign and Illustrator and other graphics communication programs. A knowledge of contracts administration is also one of my strong points. 

When it come to designing, I like to go to the basics of human nature. The urge to adapt to your environment is something that I can relate to and try to give this sense of belonging to the design and the users of it. We human beings are governed by a chameleon like urge to blend in with our surroundings – to camouflage ourselves within our environment. We need to feel at home and to find our place in the world.

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Employment 

ITHa, Rotterdam, NL, Architect, Urban Planner, Management

at ITHa i design, manage and promote the business with 3 others. We do competitions and also do commissions for some project developers.

ITHa is a collective of designers with different expertises and backgrounds. Together we created a platform to devited to express life in the making of physical environments.

We work with the world of concrete things as our raw material, space and everything it contains. Being within the field of architecture, urbanism, landscape or in any related field. We use dialogue as a method. The best ideas are from good covnerstations with each other or just conversating with someone with a different background. We are curious about all. We aim at enhancing the quality means in people's lives and providing it as the output of our work is out main concern, whatever the task, time or place.

The focus must be on healthy interaction among people and between people and their physical environment. Therefore the social and economic capital can flourish sustainably and life may unfold.

Jun 2012 - current
 

KCAP Architects&Planners / Kees Christiaanse, Rotterdam, NL, PR & Acquisition Assistant

Tasks
- Production of European tenders, grant applications.
- Editorial restructuring of the company website
- The preparation and administration of publications / press releases and media relations
- The preparation and administration of awards, lectures, exhibitions.
- Explore opportunities in foreign markets to expand KCAP activities
- Writing project texts for various projects
- Creating presentation materials for various projects
- Helping to develop and restructure the project information database
- Assisting the directors in presentations

Oct 2010 - Jun 2012
 

N2 Architects, Rotterdam, NL, Trainee

a design and technical trainee. Gaining experience in all design phases, from sketch to definitive design.

Jan 2006 - Aug 2006
 

Education 

Delft University of Technology, Delft, NL, MArch, Public Buildings, Interiors and Cities

Sep 2006 - Oct 2009
 

Delft University of Technology, Delft, NL, BArch, Building Technology, Architecture and Urbanism

Sep 2002 - Dec 2005
 

Awards 

UngBo12 Housing for Young People, 1st Place

UngBo 12 starts the debate about the housing shortage for young people. Their aim is to discuss the problem but also to show smart solutions.
We did 2 proposals and won with our design the first place prize. The second proposal was noticed by some important project developers .

2012
 

UngBo12 Housing for Young People BEST OF THE BEST, 1st Place

With the same entry we won the BEST OF THE BEST for the overal competition during the whole year. We then participated in the exhibition for the award in Malmo, Sweden.

2012
 

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