About

I am an architect, researcher, educator and building engineer. I love complexity and empowerment as part of design, research and education. This is my personal portfolio website which I am slowly building to represent my passions.

– Elke

1. Education

2020 - PhD - Doctor in Philosophy (240 ECTS)

Chalmers University of Technology; Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering; Division of building design

2017 - Technical Licentiate

Chalmers University of Technology; department of Architecture and Civil Engineering; Division of building design

2012 - Master of Science in Architecture (120 ECTS)

Faculty of Architecture, Delft, University of Technology, the Netherlands

  • MSc Thesis: Building for Forensic Psychiatric Care (60 ECTS)
  • History Thesis: The history of building for the criminally insane (6 ECTS)
2009 - Pre-Master Architecture (30 ECTS)

Faculty of Architecture, Delft, University of Technology, the Netherlands

2007 - BBE - Bachelor Architecture & Construction Engineering (210 ECTS)

Avans Hogeschool, Tilburg, The Netherlands

  • Bachelor Thesis: Sickening and Healing Architecture
2006 - Minor - Architecture (30 ECTS)

Academie van Bouwkunst, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Diplomas & certifications

2018 - PhD Summer School (3 ECTS)

Faculty of Architecture, Tongji University, Shanghai, China

2010 - Architecture Didactics (van Gezel tot Meester) (21 ECTS)

Faculty of Architecture, Delft, University of Technology, the Netherlands

2010 - International Workshop: “Backside of the City”

School of Architecture Copenhagen

2006 - International Workshop: "Connecting the City"

Bochum Teknikal Hoghshule

Honors

2018 - Honours - Best research proposal - CAUP PhD Summer School (3 ECTS)

CAUP, Tongji University, Shanghai, China;

2013 - Selection Archiprix 2013

Selection TU Delft for Archiprix 2013 – of best graduate the Netherlands

2012 - Honours - Master Thesis (120 ECTS)

Faculty of Architecture, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

2. Employment

Academic employment

PostDoc

Furbish Sustainable Hospitals (June 2020 – ongoing)
Division of Architectural Method & Theory; Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering; Chalmers University of Technology, SE

Project Assistant

Furbish Sustainable Hospitals (February 2020 – June 2020)
Division of Architectural Method & Theory; Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering; Chalmers University of Technology, SE

Doctoral Student

Architectural Interventions Dwelling, Ageing and Healthcare – AIDAH (September 2014 – June 2020)
Division of Building Design; Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering; Chalmers University of Technology, SE

Research Assistant

Grondslagen (2013-2014)
Division of Methods & Analysis, Faculty of Architecture, Delft University of Technology, NL

  • Grondslagen 1; housing
  • Grondslagen 3; public buildings
Student Assistant

Delft voor Docenten (2011)
Teacher Education Programme, Faculty of Science Communication & Education, Delft University of Technology, NL

Practice employment

Jury Member

Europan 13 Sweden (2015)
Gothenburg, SE

Founder

Studio Elke Miedema freelance architect, Den Haag, NL (2013-2014)

  • (2020) Quarant: expert advisor for children’s care homes and school 
  • (2014) Alliander: Energy Storage at Home.
  • (2013) Healthy Urban planning Helsinki – Europan 12 contribution
  • (2013) Symbiosis in Development – System thinking Workshop RHDHV
Associate
Except Integrated Sustainability, Rotterdam, NL (2013-2014)
  • (2013) Architect & project manager Mundo Antwerpen
  • (2013-2014) Project manager of ‘Future Proof Buildings’ trajectory
  • (2013-2014) Urban Renaissance
  • (2014) Initiator and Project manager of Except College
Junior Architect & Researcher

Vitibuck Architects, Rotterdam, NL (2012)

  • (2012) Researcher for Charlois aan het Water in Rotterdam
Project Member

Dorp, Stad & Land, Rotterdam, NL (2008-2009)

  • Organisation ‘Ruimte Kwaliteits Prijs Zuid-Holland’ (spatial quality Award)
  • Support legislation ‘Omgevingswet’ (environmental code)
Architecture Intern

AS Architecten, Tilburg, NL (2006)

Construction Site Planning Intern

Bouwgroep Moonen, Tilburg, NL (2005)

3. Courses

3rd Cycle courses

General transferable skills
  • Teaching, learning and evaluation – GFOK020
  • Sustainable development: values, technology in society, and the researcher – GFOK105
  • Introduction to writing for publication – GFOK080
  • Information literacy – GFOK030
  • Career planning, your personal leadership – GFOK010
  • People in flow – personal efficiency – GFOK100
  • Oral popular presentation – GFOK070
Architecture specific
  • Approaches – Methods for knowledge (co) production in architectural research and practice
  • Theories – Tendencies in architectural and urban research: Focusing on everyday life
  • Study trip on the topic ”Urban development”

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