The past three months ROFFAA has been working on its workflow and story. What will be our focus? What themes do we think are important or worth to research? To create a platform for these topics we are starting up some small projects to develop our knowledge and vision in the same time. The innovative themes we’re focusing on for this moment are:
The fourth member of ROFFAA will be Rêve Deijkers. Rêve has graduated as a Spatial Designer at the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam. During his internship he worked for Felixx Landscape Architects & Planners in Rotterdam. He is a conceptual and a critical thinker. Rêve will start the 1st of November. Welcome Rêve!
We’re so happy to announce that Ehab Al Hindi will join ROFFAA. Ehab studied architecture and urbanism in Damascus at the International University for Science and Technology, where he received his bachelor’s degree. In 2014 he came to The Netherlands. This year he started his Master at the Rotterdam Academy of Architecture and Urban Design, where Renske is Head of the Master program Architecture. Ehab will work at ROFFAA as an architectural designer four days a week and on Friday he will be at the Academy (like Renske). Welcome Ehab!
Architect Georges Taminiau will join ROFFAA from the 1st of October. Renske and Georges know each other from a business field-hockey competition in Rotterdam, where they played in the same mixed team. Thereafter they became colleagues at KCAP Architects&Planners. Welcome Georges!
Renske van der Stoep has decided to terminate her partnership with KCAP. Partially due to her recent engagement in the formation of a vision as head of Architecture for the master’s program of the Rotterdam Academy of Architecture (RAvB), Renske desires to focus more on developing her vision and to establish her own office.
KCAP supports Renske in her decision to follow her own path and will work together with her in the new situation. As of September 1st, Renske will end her activities at KCAP.
Renske van der Stoep has been appointed as head of the master’s program in Architecture at the Rotterdam Academy of Architecture (RAVB). Renske succeeds Job Floris, who held this position for eight years. Together with Renske, Thijs van Spaandonk will start as head of the Urban Design master’s program and succeeds Wouter Veldhuis. Up from the start of the new academic year 2018-2019, Renske and Thijs will form the face of the academy’s master’s programs and will be responsible for their key element: design education.
Together with Margit Schuster (not in the picture) and Hinke Majoor, Thijs en Renske form the studio team.