Robert Jan graduated from TU Delft with a Masters of Architecture in June 2018. During his studies, he focused on the redesign of architectural monuments. His graduation thesis proposes the transformation of an existing monumental marine defense building in Amsterdam. The design incorporates an adaptive façade which considers key elements including climate control and end users. Prior to his studies in Delft, he graduated from the Hogeschool van Amsterdam. Here he gained experience in building construction methods and building materials. It is the combination of building technology and smart architecture which Robert Jan feels is essential for a good design. At Team V he is working on the renovation and new build of the Diakonessen hospital in Utrecht.