Olaf Gipser (M.Arch. Dipl.Ing. Architect SBA) holds degrees in architecture from the Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ), from the University of Stuttgart, and as Fulbright student from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). He established the studio in 2005 after having worked for UN Studio (Amsterdam), Schultes Frank Architekten (Berlin), and Behnisch Architekten (Stuttgart). Besides his work in practice, Olaf had been an active faculty member for advanced architectural design at the Technical University Delft (The Berlage Postgraduate Program and the Department for Public Buildings), The Berlage Institute (Rotterdam), the Royal Academy of Arts (RCA, London), the Academy of Architecture (Amsterdam), and the Bergen Architecture School (BAS, Bergen NO).
Simona Puglisi (M.Arch. Architect SBA) graduated with cum laude from University of Reggio Calabria in architecture with a focus on landscape architecture. She joined our studio in 2009 after having acquired extensive professional experience in renowned architectural offices, such as UN Studio (Amsterdam) and KCAP Architects & Planners (Rotterdam). Simona acts as partner with a focus on business development. Her interest in the intersection between architecture and landscape is reflected in many of our projects.
Erik Feenstra (Ing.) finished his studies at the Academy of Architecture (Amsterdam) in 2009 after having graduated with cum laude as architectural technician (bouwkundig ingenieur) from the University of Applied Sciences Utrecht (HU) and a previous training as carpenter. He has acquired extensive professional experience as project leader at Bakers Architecten (Utrecht), VMX Architects (Amsterdam), UN Studio (Amsterdam), and others. Under his own name, he has refurbished many private projects (Atelier-T) and has focused on garden design (Plan-T). Erik joined our studio in 2015 and is responsible as technical supervisor for the quality of our projects in general as well as project leader and technical designer for our most challenging projects.
Monique Hutschemakers (Ing. M.Arch.) graduated at the Academy of Architecture (Amsterdam). She acquired extensive professional experience as architectural design assistant and technical designer at renowned practices such as office haratori (Zurich), Dok Architecten (Amsterdam), and Heren 5 Architects (Amsterdam). Monique joined our studio in 2016 and is responsible as project leader and technical designer for our most challenging projects.
Jacoba Istel is a junior architect with a degree from the University of Wuppertal.
Abdullah Zakrat is a junior architect with a degree from the Egypt American University, Cairo and with an interior design degree from the Lebanese International University, Beirut.