Keywords: Computational design,
Structural design, Robotic fabrication,
Natural materials, Complex structures,
Rik is a Lecturer at the Chair of Structural Design + Mechanics. He is also part of the Computational Design and Structural Engineering team at Summum Engineering, where his interests lie in innovative and natural materials, robotic fabricaton, lightweight structures and computational design.
He has previously worked as a structural engineer at SWINN, where he worked on projects in steel, concrete and timber, in residential, industrial and commercial buildings.
He has also been part of the team at Synopel Architecture as a Building Technologist/Designer, where his areas of expertise were building physics, building engineering, refurbishment and sustainability.
Calculating arches through graphic statics: developing a new method, Rozendaal, H., & Borgart, A. (2015), In IASS 2015 Amsterdam Symposium: Future Visions – Graphic Computation (pp. 1-10).