team

V8 architects consists of a team of highly qualified and motivated architects and designers. In dialogue with consultants and our clients we come up with resourceful solutions for existing and new buildings. Strong interventions that are put together with care and precision and that make a valuable contribution to their surroundings and users.

Rudolph Eilander
founding partner
Pragmatic in his pursuit of maximum value. An architect who boldly highlights the hidden ambitions of a project.
Michiel Raaphorst
founding partner
Intuition and a healthy desire for perfection. The synergy and energy of collaboration are the fuel, powerful solutions the result.
David Spierings
associate architect
Feels right at home in a site hut and a virtual 3D environment. Expert in the field of complex geometries and uncompromising when it comes to quality.
Taro Yoshikawa
project director
Project director with a healthy pursuit of perfection. For Taro construction is the best thing there is. But it should be beautiful.
Suzanne van Essen
Manager Business Development & PR
Suzanne knows how to kick-start the engine and the ins and outs of efficient publicity. Always looking for opportunities and capable of reading between the lines.
Emilia Serowiec
architect / 3D visualizer
Mistress of the image. Our expert in visualizations but also wears a hard hat. And Emilia, alone among our petrolheads, also dons a motocross helmet at weekends.
Niels Roodbergen
architect
Thorough knowledge of the discipline in all its varied aspects. With Niels’ technical expertise he translates the archetypical aspect of architecture into beautiful buildings.
Jeroen van Rijen
technical designer / project leader
Architecture is a profession. And for Jeroen it’s the best profession in the world, but without passion and perseverance it becomes mediocre. And that is not the intention.
Martine Baltje
office manager
Every office needs the perfect manager. We’re lucky to have the best: Martine. Knows everything and often well in advance.
Frank Huibers
senior architect
You have experience, you have yet more experience, and then you have Frank. Right at home at V8 to mentor colleagues while also realizing very fine buildings.
Kelly Otter
architect
She is proof that architecture is tremendously multifaceted. Kelly reminds us that you can only make fantastic projects if you work in a great team.
Muriel Marraffa
architect
This Dutch-French architect has set her feet firmly in Rotterdam’s clay. She brings her open-minded and determined attitude to bear on every aspect of a building.
Bob Robertus
architect
Bob has the ability to design on the basis of associations. This is important because it brings out the somewhat intangible aspect that is so crucial in our work.
Egle Kalonaityte
architect
A M B I T I O N. Wonderful isn’t it? Egle wants to build only the very best buildings. Which is fine because that’s exactly what we want to give our clients.
Frank de Vleeschhouwer
architect
A total ‘professional freak’, in the very best sense of the term. Busy with architecture 24/7 and in-between has time for all manner of other things.
Jekaterina Balyšuk
architect
We may not be Hotel California, but it seems that Jekaterina never checked out. Started out as trainee, continued as freelancer and now, back in her place as junior architect.
Martine Duyvis
architect
After her studies, Martine jumped into the deep with Villa K6, then bathed in Japanese architecture on the other side of the lake for a while and now feels like a fish in the water back at V8.
Naomi Visser
PR and organisation
24/7 with a full battery and good ideas: Naomi, our social medium. Every post you read and see about us is her merit. Likes are always welcome and sharing is caring!
João Sabino
intern
Great to see that our interns are hungry for adventure and want to ride with V8 for a while. Welcome João, enjoy your time with us!

former colleagues
Alejandra Figueroa – Andrea Kmet – Arno Kwint – Bogdan Hambasan – Eugenia Munoz – Federico Rosson – Jochem Moerman – Maite Montecatine Alonso – Martijn de Koning – Ramin Saqeb – Serena Contardi – Soo Jin Lee – Sophia van Rooij – Arantza Ardanza – Ingrid Dragomir – Robert Dozsa – Katie Berry – Monique Gorisse – Gavin Fraser – Marta Szczepańska