Paul Van Dijk

paul van dijk



Personal Information


Most Recent Position: owner STUDIO DEEP BLUE, architectural concepts and building strategies.


Main Skills


• Combines architectural prowess with sound construction engineering judgment
• Finds elegant solutions for the implementation of challenging design proposals
• Shows true leadership in project management and is a team player


Teaching Experience


2013 – 2019


Guest tutor architecture, Academie van Bouwkunst, Amsterdam NL


Professional Experience (all positions below based in Amsterdam NL)


Oct. 2008 – Feb. 2013 Architectuurstudio Herman Hertzberger


• Project leader for residential building De Witte Wolken (52 apartments and home care units), Apeldoorn NL
• Project leader for Sittard-Geleen fire station, NL
• Design and technical engineering of facades, newly built sections and renovated parts of Muziekpaleis Vredenburg, Utrecht NL
• Design and technical engineering of facades and primary details of the entire Faculty of Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering TU/e, Eindhoven NL
• Primary details of the Evenementen Accommodatie and extension/renovation of Theater Markant, Uden NL
• Design and technical engineering of Technische School St Jozef, Geel BE
• Design and technical engineering of the extension of St Dimpna College and primary school, Geel BE


May 2003 – Oct. 2008 Self-employed designer in architecture and construction engineering


• Freelance job for Herder van der Neut architecten, residential building Het Kasteel, Nieuw Kempering Amsterdam NL
• Freelance job for ANA architecten, residential building in Osdorp NL
• Freelance job for Ray Mensink Architect, renovation of De Burcht by H.P. Berlage, NL
• Design of Coffeeshop Superfly in Hoofddorp NL in partnership with NAT Architecten (see article in magazine ‘de Architect’ issue 9, 2007, pages 104-107)
• Renovation of a residential farm in Tietjerk NL
• Design for a disco in Olpe DE
• Interior of the Kema Keur office in Beijing CN
• Roof terraces and roof structure of housing on Feike de Boerlaan, Amsterdam NL
• Concept of City Box facade, NL
• Measurement and reuse of existing commercial property commissioned by City Box, NL
• Architectural drawings commissioned by beach house Timboektoe, Velsen-Noord NL
• Design and architectural drawings of the Kwik-Fit headquarters in Harderwijk NL
• Flyer design and concept for De Verleiding (Uitmarkt 2004), Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam NL


Oct. 2002 – May 2003 Yushi Uehara Zerodegree Architecture


• Participation in a competition: U2 Studios, Dublin IE
• Participation in a competition: Centre for Contemporary Art, Carlow IE
• Technical drawings of furniture for The Frozen Fountain, Amsterdam NL
• Details and working drawings for the roof of a school complex in Leidschenveen NL


Feb. 2001 – Oct. 2002 Rowin Petersma Architect


• Vertical extension study Admiraal de Ruyterweg in Amsterdam NL commissioned by Stadsdeel Bos en Lommer
• Architectural drawings for several canal houses in Amsterdam NL
• Details and working drawings for Bureau Jeugdzorg Amsterdam Noord, NL


Jan. 2001 – Feb. 2001


• Setup of the ARCAM exhibition space commissioned by Ton Venhoeven CS, NL


Jul. 1998 – Jan. 2001 Manfred Kausen Architect BV


• Project leader for the renovation of Schmidt Optiek, Rokin 71 in Amsterdam NL
• Display cases for Asian art, Rijksmuseum Amsterdam NL
• Renovation of 2 villas in Amsterdam NL


Education, Credentials


Jul. 2008 Master of Architecture, Academie van Bouwkunst Amsterdam NL


Graduation project: Huis NL Tallinn (description enclosed)
Supervisory committee: Laurens Jan ten Kate – Mentor
Erik Wiersema – Coach
Albert Herder – Coach


May 1998 Bachelor of Engineering, Hogeschool Utrecht NL and Hogeschool
van Amsterdam NL (discipline: Architecture)




Dutch Native
English Upper-Intermediate
German Upper-Intermediate