Simone Op den Kamp

Simone graduated with a vision for sustainable development in Sarajevo by means of an architectural and landscape design for the tram service site of Gras. In November 2014 she received her Masters of Science in Architecture, Urbanism and Building Sciences from the Delft University of Technology (NL), under the supervision of Frank Koopman, Job Roos and Gerdy Verschuure.

Her designs are characterized by a sensitive approach to context in space and time and are situated in various countries, such as Bosnia, Germany, Lesotho, The Netherlands, The United Kingdom, Spain and the USA. Her projects intertwine with the ‘genius loci’ – the spirit of the place – and are designed to evolve with time.

Simone’s favorite quote:
“They therefore claim that the preservation of this world is a continuous creation and that the words ‘preserve’ and ‘create’, which are contradictions here below, are synonyms in heaven.” – Jorge Luis Borges

Simone has been working at Mecanoo architecten (Delft, NL) on a broad spectrum of projects in various design and construction phases. The two main projects she worked on are the New York Public Library Midtown Campus Renovation and the University Housing in Cambridge. She gained experience in competitions, preliminary, schematic and developed design, and the technical elaboration of projects.



January 2018 – now
Competition entries
Delft, The Netherlands

Rise in the City, Maseru, LS
Prix de Rome 2018, Groningen, NL

April 2017 – December 2017
Junior Architect at Fokkema & Partners architecten

Delft, The Netherlands

Projects at Fokkema & Partners architecten

June 2017 – July 2017
NS Offices Laan van Puntenburg, Utrecht, NL

April 2017 – June 2017
DFE Pharma Offices and Laboratory, Goch, DE

February 2015 – February 2017
Architectural Engineer at Mecanoo architecten,
Delft, The Netherlands

Projects at Mecanoo architecten

January 2017 – February 2017
Konzerthaus München, DE

March 2016 – January 2017
New York Public Library
Midtown Campus Renovation,
New York, USA

February 2015 – December 2016
University Housing,
North West Cambridge Development,
Cambridge, UK

June 2016 – July 2016
Acquisition Renovation
Boerhaavecomplex, Leiden, NL

February 2016 – May 2016
Refurbishment Central Hall R4
Fontys Hogeschool, Eindhoven, NL

January 2016 – March 2016
Psychogeriatric Nursing Home
Oranje Nassau’s Oord, Wageningen, NL

December 2015 – February 2016
Room to Learn,
collaboration Gispen-Mecanoo, NL



September 2012 – November 2014
MSc in Architecture, Urbanism and Building Sciences,
Delft University of Technology
The Netherlands

September 2009 – July 2012
BSc in Architecture, Urbanism and Building Sciences,
Delft University of Technology
The Netherlands

September 2011 – February 2012
Erasmus exchange Minor,
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
Barcelona, Spain

September 2003 – June 2009
Gymnasium, Trevianum Scholengroep
Sittard, The Netherlands