Studied architecture at the Delft University of Technology where he graduated in 2003. After having worked in the Netherlands for several years, he left for Sydney to study Urban Design. Subsequently, he stuck around and started to work at LAVA architects to gain international work experience. He came back to set up his own business but still likes travelling a lot. He received an honourable mention at the Jonge Architectenprijsvraag (Young Architects Competition) BNA 2006.
Maarten likes the diversity of the architectural profession: the various people, work and dynamics. He thinks it is great that as an architect it is in your hands to shape the environment in the way we want to live. Drives a classic car (if it will run) and is keen on cycle racing.