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Klaas Vermaas

Ben Kraan Architecten BNA

Utrecht, Netherlands
As a design architect I have both originated and collaborated on the design of many buildings of different type and scale. For well over twenty years. I have worked for various companies with different architectural specializations, allowing me a broad experience in the field.

I have a realistic approach to design but am also aware of the different interests and responsibilities that underlie the process of actual development and construction.

Although my work has been mostly locally based, I am aware of the transformation of the architectural profession both by technology and global development. I therefore keep an open mind and a broad perspective on the field worldwide.

Working in design has given me a love for sketching, painting and sculpting, examples of which are featured in this portfolio.

In addition to my design work I am an avid architectural photographer, documenting contemporary as well as 20th century architecture in all its guises in my photo collection of over 30.000 images. My pictures have appeared in multiple magazines and books.

I have a broad interest in science, art and technology as wel as social issues.

Work Experience

Ben Kraan Architecten BNA

Architect

May 2006 Bodegraven, Netherlands

Koppert+Koenis Architecten

Architect

Both individual and collaborative planning and design of sports facilities, residential and commercial buildings, interiors.
Communication with clients, government officials, project managers and consultants.
March 2002 - April 2006 IJsselstein, Netherlands

Van ‘t Hof Architecten Bv

Architect

Both individual and collaborative planning and design of sports facilities, residential and commercial buildings, interiors.
Communication with clients, government officials, project managers and consultants.
January 2001 - February 2002 Driebergen, Netherlands

SP Architecten Bv Bna

Architect

Both individual and collaborative planning and design of schools, commercial buildings, interiors.
Communication with clients, government officials, project managers and consultants.
June 1999 - December 2001 Waddinxveen, Netherlands

Architectenbureau Bronsvoort BNA

Architect

Both individual and collaborative planning and design of residential and commercial buildings, interiors.
Communication with clients, government officials, project managers and consultants.
June 1993 - June 1999 Amerongen, Netherlands

Architectenbureau Verheijen Heuer De Haan

Intern; model builder

Diverse tasks as part of my internship. Subsequently architectural model builder, using diverse techniques (foam, plastics etc)
April 1990 - November 1991 Leiden, Netherlands

Education

Delft University Of Technology

Master of Science (MSc)

Faculty of Architecture
Graduation project: Film and Music Theatre in Wageningen, the Netherlands
Thesis: American Streamline Design 1930-1940
Special subject: Interior Design
1985 - 1992 Delft, Netherlands

Van Lingen College

VWO diploma

1979 - 1985 Arnhem, Netherlands

Languages

Dutch (Native),
English (Fluent),
German (Conversational),
French (Conversational),

Skills

Architectural Design, Artlantis, Autocad, Freehand Sketching, Indesign, Interior Design, Painting, Photoshop, Piranesi, Presentation, Sculpting, Sketchup,