I work at Mei because of the passion I share for the transformation of existing heritage and my affinity with the integer, serving and progressive attitude that the office has towards spatial assignments.
My favorite building is hard to pick. I can say that I am a big fan of the work of David Chipperfield. Otherwise I am fascinated about the ‘Sonsbeek Pavilion’ by Aldo van Eyck and how he managed to create a maximal spatial experience with minimal use of materials and elements. The ‘Piscinas de Marés’ by Alvaro Siza is also one of my favourites because of the harmonic though exciting integration of a rectangular swimming pool in the rocky coastline near Porto.
I am most proud of what I have achieved in my working life so far, the nice projects to which I have already been able to contribute, and especially to be a part now of team-Mei!
Rutger Schoenmaker graduated as an Architect at Delft University of Technology in January 2011, after which he gained valuable experience at various renowned architectural firms, including Rijnboutt and Zecc. The last 6 years he worked as an architect-project manager at Orange Architects.