Prof. Ir. Thijs Asselbergs is Professor of Architectural Engineering at the Faculty of Architecture. He is an architect and engineer known for his contributions to architectural policy, urban planning, and technological innovations in architecture. He founded Thijs Asselbergs Architectuurcentrale and has received national and international awards for his projects. Asselbergs served as city architect of Haarlem from 1990 to 1994, presented an architectural memorandum for Haarlem, and has been a professor of Architectural Engineering since 2008. He was also one of the founders of the design magazine Items and has taught at various schools and institutes.