About us

The Team

Thomas Meisters

Chairman


+1 (313) 398 9615 / +31 6 21938098
chair@themotownmovement.com

Marnix Goossens

Treasurer and Legal Manager


+1 (313) 463 0483 / +31 6 39644231
treasurer@themotownmovement.com

Luuk Peters

Construction Manager & Sustainable Concept Developer

+1 (313) 471 0792 / +31 6 13060499
construction@themotownmovement.com

Simon Biervliet

External Affairs Manager
+1 (313) 482 8827 / +31 6 10822849
acquisition@themotownmovement.com

Floor Eerden

Community Manager
+1 (313) 502 3017 / +31 6 34967990
community@themotownmovement.com

Jamila Posthuma

Marketing Manager
+1 (313) 442 6888 / +31 6 83212217
marketing@themotownmovement.com

The founders

Bob Hendrikx

Co-founder  |  Public relations & Acquisition
Master student Architecture

bod@themotownmovement.com

“Taking part in the urban laboratory of Detroit provides me with an unique opportunity to better the world and inspire people with our enthusiasm.”

Ronen Dan

Co-founder  |  Legality & Finances
Master student Architecture

bod@themotownmovement.com

“I came to Detroit to be part of the emergence of a resurrecting city. My hopes are that we contribute to this movement in an exemplary sustainable way.”

Dominik Lukkes

Co-founder  |  Technical & architectural design
Master student Architecture

bod@themotownmovement.com

“I hope we can play part in the current movement that strives for the revitalizing of Detroit and that we can inspire other people who want to make a difference.”

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Ambassadors

“As Rector Magnificus of the TU Delft I support this initiative.”

Karel Luyben

Rector Magnificus of the TU Delft

“As Rector Magnificus of the TU Delft I support this initiative.”

Francine Houben

Founding Partner / Creative Director of Mecanoo

“As the mayor of the city of Delft, I support these students in their battle against climate change.”

Bas Verkerk

Former mayor of Delft

“The sustainable transformation of broken-down houses can play a key-role in the revival of Detroit.”

Anke van Hal

Professor of Sustainable Housing Transformation and Development at the TU Delft Faculty of Architecture

“In today’s built environment there is an ongoing quest for the right innovations for sustainable building. However, the egg of Columbus has not been found yet. That’s why I support this project.”

Thijs Asselbergs

Professor of Architectural Engineering at the TU Delft Faculty of Architecture

“Worldwide it is essential that the built environment adapts to climate change, changes to a fossil-free system and becomes part of the circular economy.”

Andy van den Dobbelsteen

Professor of Climate Design and Sustainability at the TU Delft Faculty of Architecture

“Regeneration of social values and energetic regeneration of the existing urban tissues, including residential housing and infrastructures are both urgent and reciprocal. The Motown Movement is a pioneering initiative that combines both and takes them as a lead for positive change, and therefore has my full support.”

Arjan van Timmeren

Professor of Environmental Technology and Design at the TU Delft Faculty of Architecture

“Regeneration of social values and energetic regeneration of the existing urban tissues, including residential housing and infrastructures are both urgent and reciprocal. The Motown Movement is a pioneering initiative that combines both and takes them as a lead for positive change, and therefore has my full support.”

Lars Graebner and Christina Hansen

Lecturers at the Taubman College of Architecture and Urbanism, University of Michigan

“Regeneration of social values and energetic regeneration of the existing urban tissues, including residential housing and infrastructures are both urgent and reciprocal. The Motown Movement is a pioneering initiative that combines both and takes them as a lead for positive change, and therefore has my full support.”

Stephen Vogel

FAIA, Senior Principal at the Detroit Collaborative Design Centre

“Regeneration of social values and energetic regeneration of the existing urban tissues, including residential housing and infrastructures are both urgent and reciprocal. The Motown Movement is a pioneering initiative that combines both and takes them as a lead for positive change, and therefore has my full support.”

Susan Mosey

Executive Director at Midtown Detroit Inc.

“Regeneration of social values and energetic regeneration of the existing urban tissues, including residential housing and infrastructures are both urgent and reciprocal. The Motown Movement is a pioneering initiative that combines both and takes them as a lead for positive change, and therefore has my full support.”

Kevin McNeely

Chair Board of Directors at United States Green Building Council - Detroit Chapter

“Regeneration of social values and energetic regeneration of the existing urban tissues, including residential housing and infrastructures are both urgent and reciprocal. The Motown Movement is a pioneering initiative that combines both and takes them as a lead for positive change, and therefore has my full support.”

Tom Stanton

Researcher for the National Regulatory Research Institute

“Regeneration of social values and energetic regeneration of the existing urban tissues, including residential housing and infrastructures are both urgent and reciprocal. The Motown Movement is a pioneering initiative that combines both and takes them as a lead for positive change, and therefore has my full support.”

Scott Shall

Associate Dean at Lawrence Technological University

“Regeneration of social values and energetic regeneration of the existing urban tissues, including residential housing and infrastructures are both urgent and reciprocal. The Motown Movement is a pioneering initiative that combines both and takes them as a lead for positive change, and therefore has my full support.”

Michelle Oberholzen

Founder of The Tricycle Collective

“Regeneration of social values and energetic regeneration of the existing urban tissues, including residential housing and infrastructures are both urgent and reciprocal. The Motown Movement is a pioneering initiative that combines both and takes them as a lead for positive change, and therefore has my full support.”

Jill Ford

Head of Innovation & Entrepreneurship from the City of Detroit

“Regeneration of social values and energetic regeneration of the existing urban tissues, including residential housing and infrastructures are both urgent and reciprocal. The Motown Movement is a pioneering initiative that combines both and takes them as a lead for positive change, and therefore has my full support.”

Jim Fuqua

President of the Detroit Rotary Club

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