Team

Our team is selected based on diversity rather than similarity so that different perspectives and cultures can inspire us. We believe design should not be a sole creation by one individual. We design by listening to each other and organize ‘idea farms’ to stimulate knowledge exchange in between our international practices.

Superimpose current and previous team members:

Ana Raluca Timisescu / Senior Architect / Romania
Annie Peng / Office manager / China
Antonio Moncada Medina / Architect / Spain
Arianna Bavuso / Senior Architect / Italy
Ben de Lange / Founding Partner + Architect / The Netherlands
Carolyn Leung / Founding Partner + Architect / Hong Kong
Casper Kraai / Architectural Intern / The Netherlands
Cassy / Architectural Intern / China
Chun Qiu / Technical Designer / China
David Tang / Site Manager / Great Britain
Guillermo Ayala Samaniego / Architectural Intern / Spain
Huimin Xie / Interior Designer / China
Inci Lize Ogun / Architect / Turkey-Italy
Jay - Peng Shijie / Architect / China 
Junwei Loh / Junior Architect / Malaysia
Kuang He / Junior Architect / China 
Mika Woll / Wood Expert + Architect / Finland
Michał Marcinkowski / Architect / Poland 
Pablo Gonzalez Gonzelez / Architect / Spain
Rafaela Agapito / Architectural Intern / Brazil
Ruben Bergambagt / Founding Partner + Architect / The Netherlands
Shuyang Li / Junior Architect / China
Sijie Wang / Architectural Intern / China
Stella - Sixuan chen / Architectural Intern / China 
Valentin Račko / Architect / Slovakia
Valeryia Mazurkevich / Architectural Intern / Belarus 
Xiaoyu Xu / Interior Architect / China
Xuan Wang / Technical Designer / China
Yoloen Sung / Architectural Intern / The Netherlands
Yujia Deng / Designer / China
Yunqiao Du / Senior Architect / China
Zhao Li / Office Manager / China

Carolyn Leung

Director / Founding Partner
MSc, SBA, ARB

Carolyn is a director and co-founding partner at the international architecture practice Superimpose Architecture with entities in Beijing, Rotterdam and Hong Kong. Carolyn lived in Hong Kong during her early years and is educated in the United Kingdom and The Netherlands. She holds a MSc degree (Distinction) from the Delft University of Technology (TUD) in The Netherlands and is a registered architect in the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.

Prior to co-founding Superimpose in 2016, Carolyn worked at renowned award-winning practices including Foster + Partners London (2009-2012), URBANUS Beijing (2013) and Benoy Beijing (2013-2016).

During her tenure at F+P, Carolyn participated in large scale masterplanning, regeneration and headquarter projects including the Amazon HQ London, Ministry of Defense France Competition and Shenzhen CR Land masterplan. Since starting Superimpose China - apart from designing - her primary focus is on client liaison and project facilitations. She plays a key role in project acquisitions and communication. As a partner of Superimpose, she has been involved with all award-winning projects including Micr-O in Hangzhou, Re-Veil and Y-Loft City in Changzhi and the Vanke Sky-City TOD in Hangzhou, which is currently close to completion.

Carolyn has been the recipient of “40 under 40: China‘s outstanding designer” in 2021. She has been invited to speak at Dutch Embassy NCIO, Chinese University of Hong Kong, RMIT and ROCA Gallery Beijing and as a critic at Oxford Brookes University and the AA Summer school in Beijing. Superimpose was the co-curator for the Dutch Pavilion at the Guangzhou Design Week 2021 and hosted the event “Superstrategies”, which focuses on the discourse of solutions and strategies during the design process.  

Carolyn has developed thorough understanding and sensitivity towards both Eastern and Western cultures. Her design inspiration in architecture come from her appreciation of travelling and art. She has a strong belief in creating meaningful architecture as a powerful tool for change and to educate and inspire the next generation.

Ben de Lange

Director / Founding Partner
MSc, SBA

Ben is a director and co-founding partner at the international architecture practice Superimpose Architecture with entities in Beijing, Rotterdam, and Hong Kong. Ben holds a Master of Science (MSc) degree with distinction from the Delft University of Technology (TUD) in the Netherlands and is a registered architect at the SBA in the Netherlands.

Prior to co-founding Superimpose in 2016, Ben has worked at international award-winning practices such as Spark Architects in Beijing (2011-2016), Mei Architects and Urban Planners (2010-2011) and 24H Architecture (2006-2010).

Ben has developed a strong portfolio of around 25 built projects with striking concepts. As a partner of Superimpose, he has been involved with a number of award-winning projects such as Micr-O in Hangzhou, CO2 in Beijing, the Re-veil and Y-loft City in Changzhi and more recently Vanke Sky-City TOD in Hangzhou. Ben has extensive experience in the realm of adaptive re-use, mixed use, TOD projects, office developments, residential developments, urban planning, and countryside revitalization. Ben has built experience in the Netherlands with substantial contributions to completed (social) housing projects and factory transformations. 

Ben has been the recipient of “World Youth Designer” at the WYDF 2021 in Guangzhou. With 'Superstrategies', Ben has given a number of keynote talks and lectures about Superimpose's design strategies applied to an array of project typologies. Ben has been a visiting critic at the AA Summer School in Beijing, Jury member at the Golden Panda Awards in Chengdu and guest speaker at the Zhejiang University in Hangzhou. Superimpose was the co-curator for the Dutch Pavilion at the Guangzhou Design Week 2021 and hosted the event “Superstrategies”, which focuses on the discourse of solutions and strategies during the design process.   

Ruben Bergambagt

Director / Founding Partner
MSc, SBA, ARB, LEED Green Associate

Ruben is a director and co-founding partner at the international architecture practice Superimpose Architecture with entities in Beijing, Rotterdam and Hong Kong. Ruben has a strong academic achievement including receiving Cum Laude in MSc and nominated as best architecture graduate (2009) at the Delft University of Technology (TUD) in The Netherlands. He also pursued his study further at Tokyo Institute of Technology with the Young Scientist Research Program. He is a registered architect both in the Netherlands and in the United Kingdom and received his LEED Green Associate credential in 2020.

Prior to co-founding Superimpose in 2016, Ruben joined practices including waa where he was a partner (2012-2015), Foster + Partners London (2009-2012), Rogers Stirk + Harbour Tokyo (2008) and 24h-Architecture Rotterdam (2005-2008).

Ruben has extensive experience in the realm of sustainable LEED, BREAM and WELL certified projects such as the 2018 Stirling prize winning Bloomberg headquarters in London, the most sustainable office building in the world, the WELL Living Lab for Delos and Vanke Sky-City TOD in Hangzhou, Asia’s first LEED for Community Platinum project. Ruben also gained experience on multiple cultural projects and has been highly involved in the Museum of Contemporary Art in Yinchuan China. As a partner of Superimpose, he has been involved in all projects by Superimpose with a number of award-winning projects such as Micr-O in Hangzhou, CO2 in Beijing, the Re-veil and Y-loft City in Changzhi.

Ruben has lectured and been involved at numerous universities and institutions, such as Oxford Brookes University, the AA Summer School in Beijing, Chinese University of Hong Kong, RMIT and Green Building Council Hong Kong and several Design weeks. Superimpose was the co-curator for the Dutch Pavilion at the Guangzhou Design Week 2021 and hosted the event “Superstrategies”, which focuses on the discourse of solutions and strategies during the design process.   

Ruben’s design perspective is inspired from his travels around the world. He has a strong vision towards a sustainable and green built environment and with his opportunistic mind set his goal is to make a positive impact.