Meet The Team
Ewout van der Heijden
Whenever I see a building project I have to stop what I am doing so I can take a look. No matter the scale or the place, I want to know what is happening. I love to see the landscape change and what goes into building structures that will stand for quite some time. Combine this with a good amount of Legos and my path towards Civil Engineering was pretty much paved. During my first year at Building Engineering, I got to experience both the architectural and structural side to building challenges, and see how they work together. I want to take you on that amazing journey as well, which I hope to do with the organisation of this symposium along with my committee. See you there!
With a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, I have always been fascinated to learn about structures from another perspective: Architecture. I believe that it is important to see infrastructure from both perspectives to develop an innovative and integrated style of working. I believe that this holistic approach would bridge the gap between both the disciplines and improve communication without any hassles. It is for this reason that I am eager to organise the Value of Design with my fellow committee members as it explores immense opportunities for collaboration and possibilities!
A successful solution to complex challenges during the design, construction and renovation of structures require involvement and high collaboration skills of Engineers and Architects; therefore, my decision to follow the Master Track in Building Engineering which combines both fields. The Symposium, organized by the Value of Design committee, is the perfect opportunity to show participants how challenges are addressed and how a smooth and clear interaction between Engineers and Architects influences the materialization of creative and innovative designs. All committee members are eager to make this event a great experience.
I am a second year’s Master’s student in Structural engineering. I’m passionate about building analysis but I also love the building's design. I hope by being part of the value of design committee I will challenge myself on working on things out of my comfort zone. I’m quite confident that we will manage to put together an amazing symposium and give you all an insight of architectural and engineering challenges.
From an early age, I have been fascinated by engineering and architectural design. Initially focusing on the latter, my time as a student at TU Delft began with the bachelor programme in Architecture at the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment. However, after passing the first year and realizing I became relatively more passionate about engineering, I decided to switch programmes. Resulting from this, I am currently in my third and final year of the bachelor programme in Civil Engineering at the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences. I am very much looking forward to co-organizing this year's edition and together with my fellow committee members I am determined to make it an unforgettable experience.
I have always been very interested in complex structures. My fascination with calculations of the structures of civil engineering works, led me to choose the master track of structural engineering. Currently, I’m a second year Master’s student with the specialization of structural mechanics. Besides my interest in the calculation and technical side of complex buildings, I am also very interested in the more ‘soft’ side of the design. The realization of a design can only run smoothly if there is a good cooperation between the architect and the engineer. The symposium, Value of Design, will give an insight into the challenges and factors involved in this collaboration. I’m very excited to see how much knowledge can be gained from this symposium.
I am a second year’s student in Structural engineering MSc and technical aspects of structural engineering is my passion but I was always fascinated by modern architecture and the design of unique buildings. So this committee brings me closer to these interests where I can express my creativity. I hope that with my fellow committee members we will make the symposium of 2022 an amazing experience for everyone!
My personal motivation for studying and pursuing a career in engineering is the opportunity to make our world progress. With the challenging times ahead of engineers, I believe symposiums are a source of creativity for young engineers like us that are soon due to face these challenges in their pursuit of progress. I’m excited to be onboard the Value of Design committee this year as a QQ. Being on the organizing side of this event is an inspiring challenge that will be forever remembered. I truly wish that you, as a participant of the Value of Design symposium 2022, will remember this fascinating event!
I feel like it’s a very nice opportunity for me to be part of the Value of Design committee as QQ this year. I’m very interested in symposiums and the knowledge that’s being shared among all attendees. For this year's symposium we are really excited to have a blasting day with all sorts of different speakers and workshops. Next to that, this is a nice opportunity for everyone to get in contact with all sorts of companies. I hope together with this amazing committee to have a very fun year, but also to organise a great event! See you then!