Studio for New Realities is a studio for strategic urban development, architecture and consultancy.

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As a design squad we take on projects both large and small: urban design, architecture, creating communities, living and working environments and public space. The team consists of specialists with diverse backgrounds, from urban planning, architecture and design research to strategic design for sustainability, programme and community.

This interdisciplinary approach allows us to approach each project from different perspectives, enabling us to create integrated schemes with true impact. While everyone is involved in our projects on the basis of their own expertise, we all contribute to the development of the studio in a wider sense as well.

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Jeroen Zuidgeest

Initiator, Architect & Strategic Urban Advisor

Jeroen founded Studio for New Realities to contribute to a world that is more attractive, sustainable and healthier, with more happiness in life. He is responsible for strategic and content development within our projects.

Jeroen is an architect and strategic urban development consultant. He founded the studio based on the conviction that there must be a better way to organise our environment. Jeroen has a strong interest in and affinity with urban design and research assignments, from building to city and regional scale, and broad practical experience based on concrete and complex design and research projects, for very different tasks, in different contexts.

Until early 2018, Jeroen was partner, head of the Strategic Planning Department and architect at MVRDV, where he was in charge of content development and organisation within the department, and has worked on various urban and regional design visions, master planning and development strategies, research projects, publications, exhibitions and education at various institutions.

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Rozemarijn Stam

Programming & Community Strategist and project leader

Rozemarijn focuses on programme strategies, community development, storytelling and project management for our visions and plans. She’s also responsible for the studio profile in wider communications.

Coming from a background of urban history, arthouse cinema and place branding, she studied Urban Regeneration at The Bartlett School of Planning (University College London). With the resulting socio-cultural view on area development, paying special attention to made-to-measure programme and a synergy between the existing and the new, she contributes to a pleasant, stimulating and connected living environment for everyone.

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Riemer Postma

Architect & Project Leader

As an architect, Riemer is involved in the (technical) development of our designs. He is attentive to the role that designers can play when it comes to social issues, and is especially interested in the relationship between the user and its environments.

Riemer graduated cum laude in HBO Engineering and Architecture in Leeuwarden, and fulfilled his Master's in Architecture with honours at the TU Delft. After his graduation, he worked on a wide range of high-end projects at Inbo, Mei architects and planners, and Nieuwe Architecten. His experience concentrates in the areas of state of the art housing, transformations of built heritage, and schools – he has worked on the transformation of national heritage icon Kaaspakhuis in Gouda, 212 lofts on top of the former Fenix warehouse on Katendrecht in Rotterdam, and the extension of the Koning Willem I College with a main supporting structure made entirely out of wood. For his work on housing developments, he held extensive conversations with future residents on the specifics of the layout of their house. Given his wide experience and expertise, Riemer is often involved in projects from concept to completion. In addition to his work as an architect, he teaches residential building development at TU Delft and he is a member of Jong Onroerend Goed Den Haag (Young Real Estate The Hague).

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Marie Saladin


Marie is involved in the design development of several projects. Driven by a strong curiosity for the natural sciences, she believes in the importance of improving the way we design the relationship between the natural and the urban world.

Educated as an architect, Marie has gained work experience at various scales as strategic urban planner in Paris and within the international context of ambitious architecture offices in Rotterdam. Moving into the context of the man-made landscape of The Netherlands, she was inspired to carry out an awarded research about the act of shaping nature, dealing with water and new ways of living. Marie likes visual arts and graphic design and works on expressive ways of representing ideas and building narratives.

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Ieva Lendraityte

Urban designer

As an urban designer, Ieva works on projects of various scales. She is fascinated by the layered challenges that are presented to us by the current urban context, and the processes, diversity and complexity that come along with it.

She completed her Master’s degree in Architecture, Urbanism and Building Sciences at Technical University of Delft, The Netherlands. Thereafter, Ieva worked for a number of architecture firms in Lithuania and Netherlands. She gained a rich experience in a variety of projects of different contexts, scales and programmes in the domain of education and research. As a researcher herself, she has researched the conditions for stimulating creation, transfer of knowledge and collaborations in knowledge-intensive environments, among other topics.

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Mike van Staten

Urban designer

Mike works as an urban designer, focusing on the user experience of places. He masters the ability to grasp the identity of a place and then visualise the way it can become (even) more pleasant.

Trained as a User-Experience designer at the Hogeschool Rotterdam, he became fascinated by the diversity of city life and decided in 2019 to follow the master's degree in urban design at the Rotterdam Academy of Architecture. Mike is experienced in graphic design, branding and multimedia, and previously worked on the shaping of community participation in urban developments, as well as a variety of visions and plans for locations on different scale levels.

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Brygida Zawadzka


As an architect, Brygida puts the user experience of places at central stage. She focuses on the concept and design development of our architectural projects.

She sees architecture as a tool to shape its various contexts based on pre-set rules, but still allowing for the ‘unexpected’. She strongly believes in the urgency of designing with less carbon footprint and the use of regenerative materials. Brygida worked for a renowned Dutch architectural office, where she was mainly involved in concept and design development projects all over Europe.

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Léon Silderhuis

Architectural designer

Léon is involved in architectural design and (technical) development within the office.

In each design, he seeks to unveil the social relevance of the project within the set context. With a fascination for the complexity of human interaction with its environment, he designs specific, characteristic places. Bringing together technology and atmosphere of the place to increase the quality of use serves as his starting point. He obtained his Bachelor degree in Groningen and is currently pursuing Master's degree in Architecture at the Rotterdam Academy of Architecture.



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