Senior interior architect Thijs Klinkhamer (1984) has worked with atelier PRO since 2007.
Thijs graduated at Royal Academy of Arts, Architecture and Interior Design (2007), The Hague. He specialised in interior design. Prior to his graduation he did a five-months internship at a Chinese retail company in Beijing.
As extra- curricular activity he set up an advisory practice on interior design, together with two students. The practice was located in the prestigious Passage retail gallery, The Hague. One of the projects was the interior design of event premises for their client, the Netherlands Council for the Judiciary. The event opening ceremony was conducted by Her Majesty the Queen Beatrix in 2007.
Being one atelier PRO's key interior designers he developed his professional skills over a diversity of projects. The diversity range covers healthcare, education, offices in public and private properties. Among other projects, Thijs worked on the interior design of Meander Medical Centre in Amersfoort. This project has been internationally awarded for its interior design. Wan Healthcare Award 2014, Healthcare Environment Award 2015, SBID Healthcare Design 2015.
Entrepreneurship and hospitality
Thijs has a natural sense of entrepreneurship and hospitality. He comes from a family managing restaurants for over 25 years, bed & breakfast facilities and tables d’hôtes. He was always there to assist. This background explains why his interior designs are focused on hospitality, the wellbeing of people so they feel happy, comfortable and are able to perform well. That’s why he also coordinates the office festivities (drinks, Christmas dinner, bbq etc) developing menus as well as preparing dinners.
During his career Thijs also generated visual productions (animations, renderings) on behalf of numerous tender proposals for architecture design using latest graphic software applications(Revit, Sketch-up, Photoshop, Maxwell). For our dedicated clients and architects, he functions as a materials expert consultant in the field of floors, wallcovering, ceilings, upholstering, furniture design.