Somewhere in May 2015 I first saw a facebook post from the Value of Design committee asking for new
members. I have a large interest in the relationships between different actors
on the building site and the dynamics between a constructor and an architect is
one of the most important ones. Because the Value of Design concentrates on
this relationship and because I was looking for a new challenge my decision to
join the committee was an easy one. The function as chairman suits my study
direction, making it possible to put theory into practice right away. I’m
looking forward to a very educational and interesting time!"
Due to my previous work experience in my home country, I could see how the synergy between
architecture and engineering can dramatically affect (whether positively or
negatively) the outcome of a project. In this sense, I think that Value of
design is a wonderful opportunity for students and professionals to share ideas
and knowledge, in order to achieve awesome results, which is after all, what we
are here for! I am looking forward to
organising this symposium and learning more about the architecture world."
As a Structural Engineering student, it is very interesting to see how architects work and think. Being part of the Value of Design
committee now gives me the chance to meet some of the best architects in the
world, gain experience in working together with architecture students and
expand my professional network. I am looking forward to a very exciting and
During my education at the Faculty of Architecture the engineering part of architecture seems
undervalued every now and then. In my opinion the collaboration between
architects and building/structural engineers is a crucial factor in realizing
outstanding buildings, so I am eager to learn more about the collaboration of
both disciplines. The Value of Design shows both the architectural point of
view on projects as well as the engineering point of view; it fits perfectly
with my interests. Additionally, organizing the symposium will be an
instructive experience for me."
I went to the Value of Design symposium during my bachelors in 2014, because I was really curious
about the interface between architecture and engineering in “reality”. The
symposium made me realize that this is precisely what excites me in my study.
At this moment I am attending the master Building Engineering and the
cooperation between architecture and engineering is what arouses my interest.
Therefore, organizing the Value of Design symposium seems very instructive to
me. Not only because of the speakers and visitors from both fields, but also to
show the visitors the importance of the cooperation between the design and the
I have been interested in the creative collaboration between the fields of architecture and civil
engineering for a long time. As a result, I could hardly miss out on the opportunity
to participate in organizing a symposium which is aiming in exactly this
direction. I believe that a multidisciplinary approach on a university, and
later on a professional level is the key to facing the challenges of the
future, and the value of design symposium is a great starting point."
Value of Design constitutes one of the most prominent symposiums that take place in TU Delft,
with eminent in the field of architecture speakers and an audience of over half
a thousand people. I feel very proud of being part of the organizing team for
the next Value of Design symposium and I consider myself very lucky to
cooperate with such a disciplined and enthusiastic group of people. As the
Qualitate Qua is my responsibility to keep the team focused in their goals, to
think out of the box and to guide them when it is needed. Looking at team’s
progress I am convinced that this year’s event will be a great success!"
I am sure that this enthusiastic and talented group of people will make this symposium a great
success. As the Qualitate Qua I am responsible for the communication between
the board and the committee, and I will guide them where necessary. I am looking forward to the process the
committee will go through organizing the Value of Design Symposium 2016."