After completing the ROC Architecture program, Bart-Jan graduated in 2005 from Hogeschool Utrecht, specializing in structural engineering. A successful internship during his studies led to a part-time job at Architectenbureau Koen van Velsen, which he combined with a Master Building Technology & Architecture at the Technical University of Eindhoven. In 2010 he started working full time at the Van Velsen office, mainly on the project Breda Train Station. Because of his combined interest in architecture and building technology, Bart-Jan is capable of working out design ideas with great technical precision. Early 2015 he started at Team V, working on the Revit model of The New University Building and the Gelderland House of Province. Currently he is working on Zuidasdok.