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Imke van Leuken

Imke van Leuken

Amsterdam, NL

 

About 

Employment 

Architecture in Development, Amsterdam, NL, Ambassador

www.architectureindevelopment.org

Sep 2013 - current
 

Atelier Rijksbouwmeester, The Hague, NL, Architect

Through research by design I advise the Dutch Government to ensure quality in landscape, urbanism, architecture and monuments.

Dec 2015 - May 2016
 

White Lioness technologies, Amsterdam, NL, Graphic Designer & Front-end Developer

As graphic designer and front-end developer I am responsible for the brand-style, websites and user-interfaces of White Lioness technologies. Besides I add functionality to our BIM related software. As an architect, I connect practice with the software developers to achieve the best possible technical solution.

In this function I can develop myself professional and commercial and learn new skills as HTML/CSS, jQuery and Adobe After Effects.

www.white-lioness.com

Nov 2013 - Dec 2015
 

AKKA Architects, Amsterdam, NL, Architect

At AKKA Architects I was involved in all aspects of the design process; research, conceptual design, communication with clients, 3D-visualization, construction site coordination and technical detailing.

During this time I became proficient with Photoshop and learned to work in ArchiCAD.

Sep 2013 - Mar 2014
 

Groosmans Partners, Rotterdam, NL, Researcher

When new parking regulations where announced in The Netherlands, Groosmans Partners asked my to do an intensive research and ‘uiteenzetten’ the differences. This research is published by Groosmans Partners and now used by architectural and engineering companies all over The Netherlands.

Mar 2013 - May 2013
 

Cordaid Urban Matters, The Hague, NL, Volunteer

As a volunteer I worked as a graphic designer for Cordaiad Urban Matters to visualize their strategies on housing and sanitation in slum areas.

Feb 2013 - Mar 2013
 

Trashy Bags, Accra, GH, Project Leader & Architect

For my graduation of the Delft University of Technology, I did an intensive research on participation design. Based on the knowledge gained from this research, I applied this method in Ghana where I lived and worked with the workers of Trashy Bags for a period of three months. During an intensive participation we designed their future dwellings. This resulted in a ‘veelbelovend’ project which reflect the rich Ghanaian culture and innovative, low-tech technologies.

Jul 2012 - Sep 2012
 

DASH, TU/Delft, Delft, NL, Technical Drawer & Graphic Designer

Besides my studies at the Delft University of Technology, I worked part-time for the architectural magazin DASH. Here I was responsible for the project-documentation.

During this time I become proficient with AutoCAD, Illustrator and Indesign.

Aug 2009 - Jul 2012
 

Kraaijvanger.Urbis, Rotterdam, NL, Intern

During my internship with Kraaijvanger.Urbis I had the opportunity to work at the different departments: urbanism, architecture and interior. I was responsible for the visualization of urban planning, architectural concepts and drawings and the design of a carper, currently under production for the new Municipality Building in Utrecht, The Netherlands.

In this period I learned to work with VectorWorks and ArchiCAD.

Aug 2009 - Dec 2009
 

Education 

Delft University of Technology, Masters, Architecture

Thesis ‘Participation of the user regarding to shelter in the developing world’

For my graduation project I lived and worked with the workers of Trashy Bags for a period of three months. In this time, we designed their future dwellings based on the participation design method.

Sep 2011 - Jan 2013
 

Universidade de Coimbra, Masters, Architecture

Elective Courses Master Program

Jan 2010 - Jul 2010
 

Delft University of Technology, Bachelors, Architecture

Sep 2006 - Dec 2009
 

Awards 

2014
 
2013
 

Fortuna Funding, Scholarship

2013
 

Areas of Specialization