Our team is an amalgamation and formulation of thinking, design passion and diverse cultural backgrounds. Superimpose was founded early 2016 by three experienced partners Carolyn Leung, Ben de Lange and Ruben Bergambagt, which have previously worked at international acclaimed firms such as Foster + Partners (London), Benoy and Spark (Beijing).
Superimpose recruits its talents based on diversity rather than similarity. Superimpose has a team of passionate architects, interior designers and creators from all over the world. We strongly believe the key to our practice growth and success is encouraging every individual member to contribute with ideas, to inspire and challenge each other. We believe collaboration can enrich our service scope and capabilities. In such we are working together with other architecture firms, expertise in art, cultural, sustainability, engineering and other fields.
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
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
Kuang He / Junior Architect / China
Mika Woll / Wood Expert + Architect / Finland
Pablo Gonzalez Gonzelez / Architect / Spain
Rafaela Agapito / Architectural Intern / Brazil
Ruben Bergambagt / Founding Partner + Architect / The Netherlands
Valentin Račko / Architect / Slovakia
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 is a co-founder and partner at SUPERIMPOSE. Carolyn is a registered architect at ARB (UK) and SBA (NL) and received her MSc (Distinction) at the University of Technology Delft in The Netherlands. Carolyn grew up in Hong Kong, the United Kingdom and The Netherlands. Her multicultural upbringing inculcated in her appreciation for architecture of varying cultures and places.
Carolyn worked at award winning practices including Benoy Beijing (Senior Architect 2013-2016), URBANUS Beijing, Foster + Partners London (2009-2012) and Glenn Howells Architects UK (2006-2007). She has been involved in master planning, civic and mixed used projects including the Amazon HQ London, Ministry of Defense France Competition and Shenzhen CR LAND. Being in China since 2012, she diversifies her focus on client liaison, project facilitations and management. Carolyn integrates her sensitive and sensory design thinking into the designs of SUPERIMPOSE.
Ben is a co-founder and partner at SUPERIMPOSE. Ben obtained his MSc (Distinction) at the University of Technology Delft in The Netherlands. Ben is a registered architect at SBA (NL). In his early career in The Netherlands, Ben has established a grounded foundation in both the conceptual and practical side of architecture. In 2012, he moved to Beijing and developed a strong portfolio of built projects.
Ben worked at award winning practices including Spark Architects (Project Architect 2011-2016), Mei Architects and 24H Architects and has well over twenty-five completed projects in Europe and China. Ben has been majorly involved in old building renovations, high-end residential developments, commercial and mixed-use development projects such as Vanke Daxing and Jiugong. He has worked closely with major Chinese governmental institutions and most renowned Chinese developers. Ben brings conceptual boldness to the drawing table and executes designs with his technical knowledge.
Ruben_Bergambagt: Ruben is a co-founder and partner at SUPERIMPOSE. He has a strong academic achievement including receiving Cum Laude in MSc and nominated as best architecture graduate (2009) at the University of Technology Delft in The Netherlands. He also pursued his study further at Tokyo Institute of Technology with the Young Scientist Research Program. Ruben is a registered architect at ARB (UK) and SBA (NL).
Ruben worked at award winning practices including waa (Partner 2012-2015), Foster + Partners London (2009-2012), Rogers Stirk + Harbour Tokyo (2008) and 24H Architecture Rotterdam (2005-2008). Ruben was highly involved in the 2018 Stirling prize winning Bloomberg HQ London by foster + Partners and the completed Yinchuan Museum of Contemporary Art project. Ruben’s design perspective is inspired from his travels around the world. He is a critical thinker, strongly believes in the power of form and has a vision towards a sustainable built environment.