Charjan Steenhuis is researcher Sustainable Housing Transformation at the Faculty of Architecture of the Delft University of Technology. In 2005 he moved to Delft to become an architect at the Delft University of Technology. In 2014, he graduated from the Design as Politics studio and research group. For his graduation, he researched a different and more democratic approach to re-engage the old, neglected garden village in Amsterdam North, the Van der Pek wijk. This research resulted in a masterplan that reinstates the historical and cultural qualities of the garden village and a community building that enhances local social life in the area.
After his graduation, Charjan moved to Toronto, Canada to work as a project officer of sustainable building at the Economic Department of the Dutch Consulate. In his function, he coordinated activities to support Dutch companies entering the Canadian market. Additionally, he continued to explore the opportunities of The Dutch Canadian Sustainable Building and Planning Network, Parallel 52°.
Back in the Netherlands, he took a position as a researcher for the chair of Sustainable Housing Transformation led by Anke van Hal. Besides educational support, his main task lies in coordinating the online education project.
Researcher Sustainable Housing Transformation at the Faculty of Architecture, Delft University of Technology.
MSc in Architecture, Delft University of Technology.