Jitske Swagemakers

Jitske Swagemakers graduated in 2016 with a B.Sc. in Architecture and the Built Environment from the Technical University of Delft (TU Delft) in the Netherlands. Prior to coming to MIT, she completed an exchange at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology with a focus on computation in urban planning. 

Areas of Interest
Alternative Energy, Building Energy, Building Materials, Building Ventilation, CAD/CAM, Civic Participation, Climate Change, Community Development, Community Planning and Economic Development, Computation, Conflict, Dispute Resolution, Mediation, and Participatory Planning, Daylighting, Digital Fabrication, Economic Development, Education, Environmental Planning, Environmental Planning and Management, Finance, Globalization, Graphic Representation, Healthy Communities and Active Living, Historic Preservation, History and Theory of Planning, Housing, Infrastructure Systems, Land Conservancy, Land Use, Landscape Architecture and Natural Systems, Modern Architecture, Parks and Recreation, Postcolonialism, Public Art, Public Participation, Social Equity, Social, Inclusion, and Diversity Planning, Sustainability, Theory of Architecture, Theory of Urbanism, Urban Finance, Management, and Urban Economics, Urban Information, Technology, and Media and Analytics, Visualization, Water Conservation


2017 -
Master of Science in Architecture, TU Delft - Delft University of Technology
2018 -
Graduate Exchange, RMIT - Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
2013 - 2016
Bachelor of Science in Architecture, TU Delft - Delft University of Technology
2014 - 2016
Honours Programme, TU Delft - Delft University of Technology

Academic Experience

2017 - 2018
Research Assistant, TU Delft / MVRDV - The Why Factory
2017 - 2018
Teaching Assistant, TU Delft - Faculty of Civil Engineering
2015 - 2016
Teaching Assistant, TU Delft - Architecture Department

Professional Experience

2019 -
Junior Architect, ZUS [Zones Urbaines Sensibles]