Thierry van Baggem
engineer - designer - martial artist

Hello,

I am an engineer and designer living in Utrecht, the Netherlands. I have been a creator as long as I can remember (according to my mom since the age of 3). Architecture has been the centre of it all since 1995, but along the way I have been game for anything that needed to be designed. At SUPERB.INK you will find my ongoing projects and below an overview of what I have been up to over the years.

  • "Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions" - Albert Einstein

    Imagination is the biggest asset a person can have in this line of work and that without a doubt is something I have plenty of. During my career I have developed a keen sense for translating clients or other designers wishes into designs and visualisations. Something I enjoy immensely as there is nothing
  • more satisfying than being able to fulfil a dream all the way up to realisation. Having worked at smaller offices I had the opportunity to work on a wide variety of projects at all different stages. This shaped me into what I am today: an easy going guy, who is open for any challenge, doing multiple projects at the same time and doing this either alone, as part of a team or supervising one.
  • "Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions" - Albert Einstein

    Imagination is the biggest asset a person can have in this line of work and that without a doubt is something I have plenty of. During my career I have developed a keen sense for translating clients or other designers wishes into designs and visualisations. Something I enjoy immensely as there is nothing more satisfying than being able to fulfil a dream all the way up to realisation. Having worked at smaller offices I had the opportunity to work on a wide variety of projects at all different stages. This shaped me into what I am today: an easy going guy, who is open for any challenge, doing multiple projects at the same time and doing this either alone, as part of a team or supervising one.
  • LIFE UP TO NOW...
    Opened my eyes for the first time in November 1972
    Played with my Lego's throughout the 70-ties
    Started playing with computers in the 80-ties
    Finished the university of applied sciences in 1997 (HTS)
  • Started working as a Bachelor of Built Environment (B BE) the day after
    Did an additional design course in 1998
    Survived Y2K
    Became a European Champion in 2007
    Followed an Autocad Revit Architecture BIM course in 2013
  • LIFE UP TO NOW...
    Opened my eyes for the first time in November 1972
    Played with my Lego's throughout the 70-ties
    Started playing with computers in the 80-ties
    Finished the university of applied sciences in 1997 (HTS)
    Started working as a Bachelor of Built Environment (B BE) the day after
    Did an additional design course in 1998
    Survived Y2K
    Became a European Champion in 2007
    Followed an Autocad Revit Architecture BIM course in 2013
  • CURRENT SKILLS ...
    Autocad 2D and 3D
    Sketchup with Vray
    Full Adobe creative suite, Design standard
    Microsoft Office

    PAST SKILLS ...
    Autocad Revit
    Autodesk VIZ
    3D studio MAX
    Adobe Premiere
  • FAVORITE WORK FLOW ...
    Sketch - Autocad 2D and 3D - Sketchup with Vray - Photoshop

    SPECIAL SKILLS ...
    Anything that can be done with a computer
    Anything that has to do with general conditioning and health
    A long list of Martial Arts
  • WORK EXPERIENCE ...
    FBW architects 1997 - ongoing
    Slijmer en van Leeuwen architects 2002
    Bijl architects 2006, 2008 and 2012
    MONK architects 2007 and 2008
  • FAVORITE WORK FLOW ...
    Sketch - Autocad 2D and 3D - Sketchup with Vray - Photoshop

    SPECIAL SKILLS ...
    Anything that can be done with a computer
    Anything that has to do with general conditioning and health
    A long list of Martial Arts

    WORK EXPERIENCE ...
    FBW architects 1997 - ongoing
    Slijmer en van Leeuwen architects 2002
    Bijl architects 2006, 2008 and 2012
    MONK architects 2007 and 2008
  • FAVORITE FLOW OF TRANSPORT ...
    Bike - bus - train - plane

    DEGREE ...
    Bachelor of Built Environment (B BE)

    TEACHER DEGREES IN ...
    SCS Doce Pares Eskrima
    SCS Pocketstick
    SCS Pangamot
    Cacoy Doce Pares Eskrima
    WKFS Knife fighting
    Jeet Kune Do
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    Martial arts have always been an important aspect of my life. It prepared me for the difficult moments as there is nothing more confronting then having to proof yourself against an equally skilled opponent, with no easy escapes. This mindset made it easier to step out of my comfort zone and take on new challenges in life and move my limits. Always searching and absorbing new insights and techniques and discard
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    what is useless and impractical. A long the way I have been practising a wide range of martial arts which shaped me. Among them are boxing, kick-boxing, fencing, Wing Chun, Eskrima, knife fighting, Jeet Kune Do and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. The later 4 have been at the core of my development.
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    Martial arts have always been an important aspect of my life. It prepared me for the difficult moments as there is nothing more confronting then having to proof yourself against an equally skilled opponent, with no easy escapes. This mindset made it easier to step out of my comfort zone and take on new challenges in life and move my limits.
    Always searching and absorbing new insights and techniques and discard what is useless and impractical. A long the way I have been practising a wide range of martial arts which shaped me. Among them are boxing, kick-boxing, fencing, Wing Chun, Eskrima, knife fighting, Jeet Kune Do and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. The later 4 have been at the core of my development.
  • ESKRIMA
     
     
    Eskrima is a covering name for the traditional Martial Arts coming from the Philippines. Like most martial arts Eskrima can be traced back to a time where conflicts where fought out with sticks, blades or improvised weapons. Unlike most Martial Arts from the western world Eskrima survived the introduction of (firearms) modern warfare and kept evolving.
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    Nowadays Eskrima is considered to be one the most advanced weapon based fighting systems.

     

  • ESKRIMA

    Eskrima is a covering name for the traditional Martial Arts coming from the Philippines. Like most martial arts Eskrima can be traced back to a time where conflicts where fought out with sticks, blades or improvised weapons. Unlike most Martial Arts from the western world Eskrima survived the introduction of (firearms) modern warfare and kept evolving. Nowadays Eskrima is considered to be one the most advanced weapon based fighting systems.

     

    www.scseskrima.com

  • KNIFE FIGHTING
     
     
    The Art of knife fighting as taught within the SCS finds its roots in the Martial Art Eskrima. Modern times, cross training and new insights have developed it into an independent art. "You can only defend yourself against a knife, if you know how to handle a knife" is the basic idea, which might give you just the edge when you need it. However if you are
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    being confronted with knives the option of running away will always be the preferred one.
     
     
  • KNIFE FIGHTING
     
    The Art of knife fighting as taught within the SCS finds its roots in the Martial Art Eskrima. Modern times, cross training and new insights have developed it into an independent art. "You can only defend yourself against a knife, if you know how to handle a knife" is the basic idea, which might give you just the edge when you need it. However if you are being confronted with knives the option of running away will always be the preferred one.
     
     
     
  • BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU
     
    In the early 20th century members of the Brazilian Gracie family where introduced to the  Judo of Japanese Master Mitsuyo Maeda. They absorbed the knowledge and adapted it into an self defence system focusing on ground fighting. A Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu fighter first priority is getting their opponent to the ground where weight and power
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    differences are equalled out by technique. Chokes, arm- and  leg-locks are the preferred ways to finish an opponent.
     
     
  • BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU
     
    In the early 20th century members of the Brazilian Gracie family where introduced to the  Judo of Japanese Master Mitsuyo Maeda. They absorbed the knowledge and adapted it into an self defence system focusing on ground fighting. A Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu fighter first priority is getting their opponent to the ground where weight and power differences are equalled out by technique. Chokes, arm- and  leg-locks are the preferred ways to finish an opponent.

     

  • JEET KUNE DO
     
     
    JKD is a fighting art and life philosophy founded by the martial artist Bruce Lee. In his own words: "The best fighter is not a Boxer, Karate or Judo man. The best fighter is someone who can adapt on any style. He kicks too good for a Boxer, throws too good for a Karate man, and punches too good for a Judo man". That is the principal idea of
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    JKD, learn and absorb what is useful from different fighting methods discard what is useless and from your own style.
     
     
  • JEET KUNE DO
     
    JKD is a fighting art and life philosophy founded by the martial artist Bruce Lee. In his own words: "The best fighter is not a Boxer, Karate or Judo man. The best fighter is someone who can adapt on any style. He kicks too good for a Boxer, throws too good for a Karate man, and punches too good for a Judo man". That is the principal idea of JKD, learn and absorb what is useful from different fighting methods discard what is useless and from your own style.