Career perspective

The Academy of Architecture stimulates its students to get the maximum out of their talents. This results in an exceptionally high level and the work of students from the Academy is regularly awarded the Archiprix or other prizes.

The Urban Planner
After the Master’s programme in Urbanism, you will have access to a broad and well-grounded range of design and research tools and you will be able to operate as an urban planner both nationally and internationally. Moreover, you will be able to effectively collaborate with other disciplines in the design, planning and implementation process as an independent designer within a bureau, or you can begin your own bureau.

In practice: Jaap Brouwer

Jaap Brouwer is employed as an urban planner with Soeters Van Eldonk architects. In addition, he works on his own projects, such as his graduation project Hollands Welvaren (Dutch Prosperity), for which he was nominated for the StedenbouwNU prize. In this interview, Jaap Brouwer discusses, among other things, the advantages of a combined professional practice as employee and self-employed person, as designer and lecturer, his invention Aquapunctuur, the consequences of the crisis for a large bureau and the profiling of urban planners.