Company

We are Aectual, for you. Founded out of a mission to bring freedom of design & tailor made architecture to the masses and to make the production of cities cleaner, faster and better

Our dream is to give everyone in the world access to good architecture and sustainable cities. That’s why we ‘crunch’ the complex supply chains of the building industry, by developing digitally produced building products. We’re creating actual design freedom, massive cost reduction, perfect consumer quality and no waste. Join this revolution!

The people behind Aectual

We’re a team of architects, software specialists, mechanical engineers, concept developers and builders, collaborating with a strong and growing international network of partners.

Hans Vermeulen
CEO & Co-founder
Hans Vermeulen
CEO & Co-founder

As one of the co-founders of DUS Architects, Hans has over 12 years of experience in leading a firm at the forefront of architecture, inspired by his fascination for the informal (nano)city versus formal (mega)city. As co-founder of Aectual he puts his beliefs into practice, using technology to democratize architecture. Hans graduated from Delft University of Technology  in 2003 and studied at CEPT University in Ahmedabad. He is an international (keynote) speaker, teacher at  TU Delft and board member of several companies.

Hedwig Heinsman
CCO & Co-founder
Hedwig Heinsman
CCO & Co-founder

“Architecture is the backdrop for all human life.” With this belief, Hedwig co-founded DUS architects 12 years ago and currently leads Aectual as Chief Commercial Officer in her vision to make unique design solutions available to the masses. She has a Master in Architecture from Delft University of Technology (with honours) and studied at Helsinki University of Technology. She is an international keynote speaker, teacher at various architecture schools and has been a member of many worldwide architectural juries.

Martine de Wit
CPO & Co-founder
Martine de Wit
CPO & Co-founder

As co-founder of DUS architects and Chief Print Officer of Aectual, Martine de Wit is the driving force who  brings concepts to realisation. She obtained her Master’s degree from Delft University of Technolgy and also studied at the ETH Zurich under the professorship of Greg Lynn. It was here where her fascination for digital fabrication started, which now comes to adulthood at Aectual. She teaches at the Academy of Architecture in Amsterdam and has over 12 years of experience in the architecture and building industry.

Jelle Feringa
CTO
Jelle Feringa
CTO

Jelle Feringa, software, architecture and robotic specialist, is as CTO of Aectual responsible for accelerating the technology to produce tailor-made building products at a mass scale. While previously founding EZCT Architecture and Design Research and working on his PhD thesis at Hyperbody TU Delft, Jelle established a full robotics lab at the RDM innovation dock in Rotterdam, which led to the technological foundation for Odico Formwork Robotics, which he co-founded. He exhibited at the Barbican Gallery, London Design Miami/Basel and Centre Pompidou, Paris, and his fabrication technology has been involved in the realization of several high-profile construction projects, including work of Zaha Hadid Architects and Studio Olafur Eliasson. He is an open-source developer, a long-term contributor of the pythonocc CAD kernel project, and fascinated by stereotomy and powertools.

Michiel Galema
CFOO
Michiel Galema
CFOO

Michiel combines his talent for finance and operations as CFOO of Aectual and brings a world of expertise to the company. After his MSc studies Technology Management at the faculty of Industrial engineering at the University Groningen (and a BSc in Art and Architectural History on the side) he worked as a Daytrader and soon became CFO of innovative growth company FiberCore Europe. Under his guidance the company grew from startup to world leader in its segment. He was a lecturer of Finance & Management at the Rotterdam Business School, mentor at Rockstart and at The Hague Innovators Academy / Leiden University, and uses his know-how of corporate finance, finance & control, marketing & patents to scale up Aectual.

Sven de Haan
Software Architect
Sven de Haan
Software Architect

During his studies in Architecture Sven specialized in the emergent field of parametric design and digital fabrication. Recognized as one of the most promising graduates in his discipline, he now works with Aectual to make customizable architecture available for the end-user. He combines his knowledge of programming, fabrication processes and architectural design for his work at this interdisciplinary intersection.

Joe Platt
Hardware Architect
Joe Platt
Hardware Architect

Educated in English architecture school and Delft University of Technology, Joe developed his 3D-printing talent during his studies which immediately got him a position within Aectual. Here he uses his experience with designing and managing the digital fabrication process to develop hardware for large-scale 3D-printing, working closely together with the leading companies in this field.

Ina Cheibas
Head of Production
Ina Cheibas
Head of Production

With several years of international work experience in the architecture and building industry, Ina joined Aectual to speed up the development of the polymers used for 3D-printing together with Aectual’s partners. With her background and her extensive hands-on experience in the Aectual printing process, she works on revolutionizing the quality and extending the range of printable materials.

Ivo Toplak
Graphic Design Director
Ivo Toplak
Graphic Design Director

Skilled in graphic design, product design and art direction, Ivo has an inescapable ‘graphic eye’ that has given him a strong portfolio in visual identities for a range of brands and companies in both Europe and Asia. At Aectual, Ivo is responsible for creating the visual language of our communication and products, in close collaboration with all other lead designers.

Boh Learn Toh
Community Manager
Boh Learn Toh
Community Manager

Boh manages the growing community that makes Aectual possible. An art historian with work experience in research and communication, he has a passion for making technology understandable for all. Whether you’re a building professional, potential client, or just interested to hear more, Boh will handle any query and make sure your ideas are heard and shared within the Aectual community.

Jay Chenault
Robotics Engineer
Jay Chenault
Robotics Engineer

Jay received his M.Arch diploma from Kansas State University before continuing his studies at the ETH Zurich with an MAS Architecture + Digital Fabrication degree. At Aectual his responsibilities lie in robotic programming, production, and prototyping as an integral part of the design process.

Ben Cerveny
Advisory Board
Ben Cerveny
Advisory Board

Ben Cerveny holds a BA from the University of California, Berkeley, and has over 20 years of experience and involvement in over 20 leading innovation organizations, including Samsung and the makers of Flickr. User interaction and experience design as well as concept prototyping and strategy are his specialties. As interim director of software development of Aectual, he lead the team incorporating his knowledge of the digital related to the physical environment. Now he is a permanent great source of advice in our board of directors.

Nigel Carr
Advisory Board
Nigel Carr
Advisory Board

Living in New York City, Chicago, and Tennessee, Nigel Carr travels ceaselessly looking for new developments and ideas that change the world. He has served as an advisor with several great start-ups, including smart thermostat Nest (recently sold to Google for $3.2 billion), and currently works as Chief Strategy Officer at the Tombras Group. With Aectual, he is working on accelerating the adoption curve for the next big thing in the built environment.

Siert Wijnia
Advisory Board
Siert Wijnia
Advisory Board

Siert Wijnia is CTO of Ultimaker, one of the world’s leading developers and manufacturers of desktop 3D printers. Ultimaker believes in sharing and open source technology and this community approach has made their products advanced in user friendliness, precision, and cost. A creative engineer and experienced entrepreneur, we are happy to have Siert as a source of advice to Aectual’s growth.

Marcel van de Vorst
Advisory Board
Marcel van de Vorst
Advisory Board

Marcel van de Vorst brings a wealth of experience to Aectual’s Advisory Board from being a lawyer, board member and investor. He has a strong track record with high-growth scale-up companies especially in the technology sector. As a lawyer, Marcel has a broad transactional and corporate advisory practice in venture capital, private equity and exit/M&A transactions. He recently co-founded a boutique firm following a long career in ‘big law’ with large international law firms. Marcel is an international dealmaker and he is regarded as one of the leading VC/PE lawyers for technology companies in the Netherlands. Marcel has invested in several tech companies and holds various board positions.

Sander den Blanken
Advisory Board
Sander den Blanken
Advisory Board

Sander den Blanken is the director of Arup in the Netherlands. Soon after joining Arup in 2008 he started to lead the Netherlands Infrastructural Discipline and became European Skills Leader of the Bridge & Civil Structures practice and skills network. He uses his skills and experience as a ‘bridge builder’ to continuously find new ways to add value for clients.

Careers

We have big goals for the future and we’re always looking forward to meet with smart, ambitious and experienced people that will help accelerate our growth and help realise (y)our ambitions.

We’re currently hiring:

Sales Consultant Interieur/ Verkoopadviseur binnen-& buitendienst
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Internship – Marketing and Communication
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We’re also looking for:

Senior Backend Developer
Frontend Developer
Internship – Software Developer

Interested to be part of our team? Send us an email at jobs@aectual.com

Press

Our work and thought leadership have earned us a strong reputation. As initiators of the 3D Print Canal House Living Lab that preceded Aectual, the team has been featured extensively in the international press. Aectual Floors was recently dubbed ‘one of the 6 coolest material breakthroughs in 2017’ by FastCompay and featured in Dezeen.

Floor Inquiries 

Get in touch by email or phone and we’re happy to provide you with instant feedback on all possibilities for your project, client or design.

You are most welcome to schedule a visit to our print facility, where you can experience our bespoke floors and 3D printing technology firsthand.

Product & technology experience

Asterweg 149
1031 HM Amsterdam
The Netherlands

+31 (0)20 229 1786

sales@aectual.com

General Inquiries 

We are always looking forward to meet with inspiring professionals. Please contact us for general information, partnership opportunities, and press photo’s & interviews.