Studio for New Realities is a studio for strategic urban development, architecture and consultancy.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
Boris graduated with a Master’s degree in Architecture from The University of Architecture Civil Engineering and Geodesy in Sofia. In recent years he has worked for ambitious and international architecture firms in Sofia (BG), Rotterdam and Brussels (BE), where he gained wide experience in all scales and phases of the design and construction process, working on competitions and direct commissions in France, the Middle East, the Balkans and East Asia, among others.
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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