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Peter Oosterbaan

Peter Oosterbaan

The Hague, NL

 

About 

I'm driven by complex projects, working together with advisors, clients and other stakeholders towards the realization of a project is what motivates and excites me. Striving for the best possible results in architectural and programmatic design within the limitations of time and budget depicts my strategy, so that the client not only can look back on a smooth design process but foremost can use and enjoy its building for a long time.

I am ambitious, very eager to learn and like to develop myself in every aspects of life.  As a designer, I let myself inspire by contemporary and clear designs that have a functional outlook. Designers that have influenced me are Richard Meier, Norman Foster and David Chipperfield. As complex projects have driven me, my interests has grown, but is not limited to, healthcare and retail design.

After my graduation from Delft University of Technology I landed a job as project manager at the University of Amsterdam, where I was involved with the development of the new university library. A  sustainable (BREEAM Excellent) transformation project with a beautiful central atrium as backbone. During my employment I came to the conclusion that my strength lies in the combination of architecture and project management. Letting users understand how the building works, translating client wishes into the design and guide them trough the design process by making them aware of choices that have to be made while explaining the beauty of the design. All of this within the given constraints of time, budget.

I am currently looking to expand my horizon abroad on the cutting edge of architecture and project management, preferably within the USA, Canada or the UK.

Employment 

PTG Advisory, Amersfoort, NL, (Design) Consultant / Project manager

PTG Advisory (Dutch: PTG advies) is a consultancy firm which focuses on housing issues in the health care sector. The attention of the firm is turned towards advice on housing strategy, programming, functional design and process and project management. The firm advises by translating trends in the healthcare industry into a strategic vision and conceptual design for different sized healthcare projects and advises the client during the design and build phase.

Projects range from specialized laboratories, entire wards till complete newly build hospitals. The firm is involved with the development of the top (academic) hospitals of The Netherlands:

- Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam (1999-2017)
3,000,000 sqft of hospital developments based on the principles of Evidence Based design in the heart of the city of Rotterdam. The firm is involved in the development process from the first scratch till turn key.

- Radboud University Nijmegen (2010- )
Design of the the outpatient area as well as the new education center

- Princess Maxima Center Utrecht
Specialized hospital for paediatric oncology, one of its kind in Europe

- Amphia Hospital Breda
Newly designed hospital for the city of Breda, one of the larger towns of the Netherlands

Jan 2015 - current
 

University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, NL, Project Manager development University Library

Within a small team I was, as delegated client, involved with the development of two key renovation projects. In this team, under supervision of the final responsible project manager I was the communication hub for in- and external stakeholders. In this position I have built up extensive knowledge of all aspects of the building process.
My specific tasks in these projects were:
• Supervising architects and technical consultants during the preliminary and final design stages of the project.
• Chairing several user groups regarding the programmatic outlines, technical detailing and interior concepts, while maintaining the balance between the principles of project management.
• Achieving agreement between in- and external stakeholders with regards to the finalizing of the final design phase and the start of the technical design phase.

Moreover, in general I was responsible for:
• Checking and drafting of program of requirements and contract documents as well as the drafting of various memos and reports regarding the project development and public tender.
• Assisting colleagues concerning various matters. Identifying concerns on technical, financial and policy aspects.
• Identifying issues in the design-, building- and operations phase and coming up with control options in good time.

Nov 2013 - Dec 2014
 

Education 

Delft University of Technology, Delft, NL, MArch, Master of Architecture, Urbanism and Building Sciences

Master in Architecture, programme consisted out of building technology, architectural history and theory. Design projects; hybrid buildings, conceptual design course combined with a didactic module, and a graduation in Healthcare Architecture

Besides my study, I worked as an office manager for the International Office of the Faculty of Architecture, handling the application process of the 650 applicants each year. Also, I had a seat in several committees within the faculty regarding educational matters. For instance I was involved with the six yearly accreditation process of the faculty, co- chairman of the educational council of the faculty and was asked by the management of the faculty to take a seat in the quality review committee.

Sep 2011 - Jul 2013
 

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

Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Architecture, Urbanism and Building Sciences. A broad range of subjects ranging from Real Estate courses, fundamentals of Architecture history and theory and the principles of urban design to Building Technology. All theory embedded in different design projects.

Besides my study, I worked as a student mentor for freshman. In 2009/2010 I took a year off to run the study association of the faculty (2100 members) as commissioner of education and treasurer. Next to my main activities I was responsible for excursions in the Netherlands as well as abroad. As part of my position I became involved in many committees within the University regarding educational matters.

Sep 2006 - Jul 2011
 

Awards 

Finalist competition 'Bouwen op Elkaar', Nomination

Contest of the Municipality of The Hague regarding new concepts for Highrise housing. Chosen out of 120 competitors, including leading architectural firms.

2013
 

Areas of Specialization 

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