13/12/2017 — FARO is growing. Starting January 1st, 2018, Arjenne van Berkum and Wouter van der Stap will join the existing direction as associate partners.
Both have been working at the firm for a long time and have the FARO mentality in their system. Ar-jenne van Berkum is an experienced architect and will be focused on a wide variety of design assignments for different types of clients. Wouter van der Stap will be focused on streamlining the office organization. With the expansion of the direction FARO is enforced, allowing us to continue on building our beautiful and sustainable Everyday Utopia.
Arjenne is associate partner at FARO from 2018. Since 2008 she has been working as an architect at FARO, focusing on different types of projects with an emphasis in the design process on sustainability, social engagement and interaction with dwellers and users. Listening, good communication and the imagination of the wishes of clients, users and other stakeholders are the essential ingredients in the process for Arjenne to create a good building. She has been working on diverging architectural and urban projects with different scales and sizes; working from urban housing projects to a sustainable church in the woods, from city-image plans and urban studies to details and CPC’s.
As associate partner Arjenne manages FARO location east, together with Hugo. Outside of FARO Arjenne teaches as a guest lecturer at the Academies of Architecture in Groningen and Arnhem.
Wouter is associate partner at FARO from 2018, focusing on streamlining the processes within the firm. Wouter has already been a member of the FARO team since 2006, first as draftsman, later as project leader and firm manager. Wouter works on multiple utility and housing projects in all processes of the design and building process. He is specialized in the technical phases. Wouter also leads the development of BIM within FARO.
As associate partner Wouter focusses on the organization of FARO, together with Coen. He works on process improvements and on creating conditions for innovation and internal education, making it possible for FARO to even better react to different types of design issues.