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Maurits De Gans

Maurits Anton Valentijn de Gans

United States, California | Academy of Art University, B.Arch
Architectural Visualisation

About Me

Maurits de Gans was fortunate to explore different cultures due to his European background. The exposure to a wide range of architectural masterpieces and cityscape gave him a good understanding of cultural values.

That is where his passion came from to studied interior, and exhibition design in the Netherlands before moving to San Francisco to pursue architecture at the Academy of Art. Maurits unconsciously implements this unspoken knowledge into his projects. The strengths of his designs are the coherent narrative and the rigor to analyze existing methods and refute the common methodology with his provocative proposals.

Maurits has a tendency of being philosophical about our daily routine and thinking of why we doing things a certain way. Those thought processes are part of his personal perspective in the world we live in. His high self-reflection and the eagerness to keep improving his personal skills, level of detail, and innovation makes him a valuable team player. Maurits his selflessness makes him a mentor for his co-workers and others on his side. His urge to being able to help others comes naturally which leads to great responsibility.


  •  Academy of Art University, Bachelor of Architecture | 2013 – 2018 San Francisco, California, USA
  •  CIBAP Vakcollege, Degree in Interior & Exhibit Design | 2009 – 2013 Zwolle, Overijsel, The Netherlands
  •  Architectural Designer | 2012 – present Herring & Worley, Inc.
  •  Internship | April – July 2012 Wentink Architekten
  • Event coordinator | March 2017 – December 2017 AIAS, Academy of Art University
  •  Co-president of Freedom by Design | June 2016 – March 2017 AIAS, Academy of Art University
  •  Mentor of 2nd & 3rd year students | 2013 – 2017 Academy of Art University
  •  Student Representative B.ARCH | 2016 Academy of Art University

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