Practitioners Interview Series

Practitioners Interview Series | Marita Bijlsma

Marita Bijlsma graduated from architecture at TU Delft in 2008, where she met her partner Thomas Buijs. The pair worked for a long time at architectural firm Fokkema & Partners. There they developed their ideas about architecture together. In 2018 they founded their own agency, ATELIERFRONT. With their small studio they focus on clients who are open to innovative and sustainable ideas. In their designs, the user and the place are central and they strive to create something special, which is also self-evident. With the Gibbon Pavilion in Artis, they were not only nominated for the Abe Bonnema Architecture Prize, but also for the Public Building of the Year (Architectenweb), for the longlist of ARC21 and for the longlist of the Houtbouwprijs. 

Interview with Marita Bijlsma


Kim Sinnige
Kim Sinnige

Ir. Kim Sinnige has been working for the Circular Impulse Initiative within the CBE Hub since 2022. She graduated cum laude from the faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment at TU Delft in 2023. Her master thesis explored the embedding of circular values into a Waste-to-Energy plant through storytelling, Material Flow Analysis and design. She completed her bachelor with honors at the faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment at TU Eindhoven in 2018. Between her degrees, she has worked in architecture offices in Utrecht and Arctic Norway.

Circularity for Educators

The platform is intended to provide with content on either circularity or pedagogy for and about circularity. It is one of the outcomes of the Circular Impulse Initiative (CII), a project intending to enhance the integration of circularity in the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment education. The platform mainly aims to help tutors get better acquainted with circularity in the built environment by providing a series of resources on this subject that they can either view to get better informed or directly share with their students in class or online. A large number of the Faculty's professors and researchers have contributed substantially both in creating a coherent narrative for circularity in the built environment as well as further elaborating on different aspects of it. Besides this one, a new platform for interaction and direct exchange was also established in parallel that we call ‘Educators for Circularity‘. This one offers the opportunity for all of us to meet and share our experiences and learn from one another.

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