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Thomas Wensing

Thomas Wensing

Brooklyn, NY, US

 

About 

I have recently returned to the US, before which I worked for three years as project architect at David Chipperfield Architects in London, UK (DCA). I am licensed architect in the Netherlands and the UK with 10 years of relevant experience.


At DCA I worked on a variety of projects, from a sculpture studio for Antony Gormley to the design and planning applications for large commercial and residential projects in London. In these projects I enjoyed both the design process as well as the negotiations with stakeholders and authorities. The challenge for me is to get the best out of the design team, to create stimulating, critical and refreshing architecture, and to communicate our design solutions well to all audiences. My deep interest in the field is reflected in my writing and teaching activities; endeavors which led to my involvement in the latest monograph on the work of DCA.


Before joining DCA I was a partner at Meld and Studio Seventi, both in London. The work entailed covering all aspects on a number of residential and commercial projects.
In New York I worked as an architectural designer at Bogue Trondowski Architects. Projects were a Penthouse design on 9th Avenue, New York, NY, the design of a Guest Compound in Caribou County Idaho, and a bespoke kitchen for a house in Darien, CT. The kitchen was published in the Architectural Record in July 2007.


I graduated in 2004 from the Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design (MScAAD) at Columbia University on a Fulbright Scholarship and a Columbia University grant. I got a Master of Architecture Degree from Delft University in 2001.

Employment 

David Chipperfield Architects, London, GB, Project Architect

Project architect on the conversion of a Grade I listed (landmarked) manor house and stables to a sculpture studio.
Architect on an outline planning application for a new town center for Canada Water, London.
Architect on a planning application for Elizabeth House, Waterloo, London, a large commercial development.

Aug 2010 - Apr 2013
 

E2 Architecture, London, GB, Architect

Design and specifications for the renovation of two Grade II listed residential properties in Pimlico, London

Jun 2010 - Aug 2010
 

University of Kent, Canterbury, GB, Associate Lecturer

Spring 2010: Module Convenor of Stage 4 – “Marine Agriculture Center in Folkestone”, design studio Stage 3 and Stage 5.
Autumn 2009: design studio Stage 3, Modernisms Seminar (with Dr. G. Adler), Stage 1, Introduction to Architecture Lecture Course.
Spring 2009: Module Convenor of Stage 2 – “Landscape: The Edge between Cultivation and Wilderness.”, design studio Stage 3.
Autumn 2008: design studio Stage 3

Sep 2008 - Aug 2010
 

Meld Architecture, London, GB, Director

Director and Project Architect
Design and construction documents for the renovation of a Grade II listed property in Islington, London.
The design involved the conversion of the lower ground floor into a recording studio and guest accommodation.

Jan 2009 - May 2010
 

Studio Seventi, London, GB, Partner

Partner and Project Architect
Design, planning and construction of a number of residential projects.

Jan 2008 - Dec 2008
 

Architectural Association School of Architecture (AA), London, GB, Visiting teacher

Invited teacher in the AA summer program.

Jun 2008 - Jun 2008
 

Fontys Hogescholen / Academie voor Architectuur en Stedenbouw Tilburg, Tilburg, NL, Design Tutor

First year Studio Teacher with Sang Lee in the Masters Program.- Preparation of Studio “Fashion and Architecture” 2007, Summer Studio 2007, “Architectonics of Narratives” 2008

Jan 2007 - Apr 2008
 

Rotterdam Academy of Architecture and Urban Design, Rotterdam, NL, Design tutor

Tutor at Summer School with J. van Rijs (MVRDV) and R. Gietema (KCAP)

Jul 2007 - Jul 2007
 

Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, NL, Module Coordinator / Design Tutor

1st and 3rd year studio teacher – Module Convenor of Studio “European Skyscraper- Dutch Manhattanism”

Jan 2007 - Jun 2007
 

Rotterdam Academy of Architecture and Urban Design, London, GB, Design tutor

Tutor at Summer School with Jacob van Rijs (MVRDV) and Wouter van Stiphout (Crimson)

Jul 2006 - Jul 2006
 

Bogue Trondowski Architects, New York, NY, US, Architectural designer

Architectural Designer. 9th Ave. Loft, NYC, Idaho Guest Compound, Kitchen in Darien, CT, Architectural Record, July 2007, p.194

Aug 2005 - Jun 2006
 

Jo Coenen & Partners Architects, Amsterdam, NL, Architect

Architectural Assistant. Design, Drawings for publication, Modelmaking.
Jo Coenen – From Urban Design to Architectural Detail, Birkhäuser, 2005

Mar 2004 - May 2004
 

Architecten aan de Maas, Rotterdam, NL, Architectural Assistant

Architectural Assistant. Design and drafting for several commissions

Apr 2002 - Sep 2003
 

ARCADIS, Hoofddorp, NL, Draftsman

Draftsman, Architectural Designer

Jul 2000 - Jul 2001
 

Netherlands Institute for Southern Africa (ActionAid), Amsterdam, Intern, Architectural Designer

Architect, Site coordination for exhibition at Africa Museum, Berg en Dal, NL

Apr 1997 - Aug 1997
 

Afesis-Corplan, East London, ZA, Architectural Apprentice, Academic Research

Architectural Apprentice, Academic Research

Jan 1996 - Jun 1996
 

Education 

Columbia University, New York, NY, US, Masters, Advanced Architectural Design

Design studio with William MacDonald, Studio with Paul Byard and Craig Konyk, Studio with Andrew MacNair.
Seminars with Kenneth Frampton, Kate Orff, Daniel Sherer, etc. Teaching Assistant of Yehuda Safran.

May 2004 - Jun 2005
 

Delft University of Technology, Delft, NL, MArch, Masters of Architecture

Combined bachelor and masters program.

Sep 1991 - Jan 2001
 

Awards 

NAF Fulbright Scholarship, Grant

The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.
The Netherland America Foundation seeks to further the bonds between the United States and the Netherlands through exchanges in the arts, sciences, education, business and public affairs.
www.thenaf.org

2004
 

Fundatie van de Vrijvrouwe van Renswoude, Scholarship

In 1754 Maria van Duyst van Voorhout bequeaths 1,500,000 guilders to fund the education and upbringing of orphans in The Hague, Delft and Utrecht. The foundation has since evolved to a scholarship fund which supports promising students of limited means with scholarships or grants.

2004
 

Genootschap Noorthey, Scholarship

The educator Petrus de Raadt established the boarding school Noorthey in Voorschoten in 1820. His estate aims to continue his legacy as a philanthropist and educator since 1862.

2004
 

Hendrik Muller Fonds, Grant

Hendrik Muller Vaderlandsch Fonds is established in 1941 in the memory of the merchant, scientist and diplomat Hendrik Muller who left his estate to further education and scientific research. Aim is to support young talent in both sciences and humanities, as reflected in the support of scientific publications and cultural awards.

2004
 

Van Eesteren-Fluck & van Lohuizen Stichting, Grant

The EFL Stichting honors the legacy of the architect and urban planner prof. Cornelis van Eesteren and the urban planner prof.ir. Th.K. van Lohuizen.
They support innovative research and education in the field of architecture and urban planning.

2004
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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