Profile

Shift Architecture Urbanism is a Rotterdam based design office that focuses on the fields of architecture, urbanism and spatial planning. The office combines a broad engagement in space production with precise and project-specific design interventions. Recent projects include the Faculty Club for Tilburg University, several housing projects in the Netherlandsand various research projects, among which Studio Sport, which was exhibited at The New Institute in Rotterdam.

In the past few years, the office and its partners have received several awards and nominations, including the Charlotte Köhler Prize, Prix de Rome, Archiprix International and Archiprix NL.

Harm Timmermans (1975) and Oana Radeş (1977) founded the office in 2005. In 2010 Thijs van Bijsterveldt (1981) joined the principal team.

All three partners teach and lecture at different universities and schools throughout the Netherlands, such as the Academy of Architecture in Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Tilburg, the Design Academy Eindhoven, Technical University of Eindhoven and the Rietveld Academy Amsterdam.