Researcher for future buildings and cities
PERSONAL DATA

Surname: Tomholt
Name: Lara
Title: ir. MSc
Year of birth: 1989
Nationality: Dutch
Location: Somerville, Massachusetts, USA
E-mail: contact@laratomholt.nl
Architectenregister: 1.141115.024


EDUCATION

08|2016 - present
Doctor of Design (DDes).
Harvard Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, MA, USA.


02|2011 - 11|2014
Master Architecture, Urbanism and Building Technology.
The Why Factory
Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands.


09|2007 - 01|2011
Bachelor Architecture.
Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands.

09|2009 - 02|2010
Architecture minor: Erasmus exchange program.
Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy.


09|2001 - 06|2007
Secondary education (A-levels). "Cum laude" graduate.
Etty Hillesum College & Molenplein, Den Helder, The Netherlands.


WORK EXPERIENCE

05|2017 - present
Research intern
Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, Harvard University, Cambridge, USA

01|2017 - present
Research assistant
ALivE group, Harvard GSD (in collaboration with Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering), Cambridge, USA


09|2011 - 06|2016
Tutor for students of secondary education.
Self-employed

09|2012 - 03|2013
Intern
Benthem Crouwel Architects, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.


04|2010 - 05|2016
Assistant teacher chemistry at secondary school exam training programs.
Stichting Studiebegeleiding Leiden, Leiden, The Netherlands.

02|2009 - 07|2013
Tutor for students of secondary education.
Studentsplus, Delft, The Netherlands.


PUBLICATIONS / EXPOSITIONS / CONTESTS

07|2016
Battle of Concepts: Hoe zorgen we ervoor dat treinreizigers sneller in- en uitstappen?
Province Gelderland, The Netherlands.
6th place

03|2015
BAU (Business At University), Benthem Crouwel stand
Faculty of architecture, Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands.

05|2014 - 08|2014
IABR 2014: Urban by Nature (Benthem Crouwel stand)
Kunsthal Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.


EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

09|2016 - 06|2017
Council for Student Sustainability Leaders
Harvard Office for Sustainability, Cambridge, MA, USA


ADDITIONAL TRAINING

01|2017 - 03|2017
Introduction to Python for data science, Microsoft
Using Python for research, Harvard
Programming with Python for data science, Microsoft
Artificial intelligence, Columbia University
edX courses


01|2016 - 04|2016
Course: Object oriented programming in Java 1 & 2
Open University, The Netherlands.


02|2011 - 06|2012
Course: English for academic purposes 4. 84 hours. Level: CEF-C1
Course: English for academic purposes 3. 84 hours. Level: CEF-B2
Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands.

02|2012 - 06|2012
Course: Online digital portfolio. Web design with html, css and javascript.
Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands.


02|2010 - 06|2010
Course: Oral presentations.
Course: Teamwork.
Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands.

08|2009 - 12|2009
Course: Italian. 50 hours. Level: CEF-B2
Course: Italian. 40 hours. Level: CEF-A3
Politecnico di Milano, Milan & Como, Italy.


LANGUAGE SKILLS

Dutch (mother tongue)
English (CEF-C1, TOEFL 113/120)
Italian (CEF-B2)
German (secondary education)
French (secondary education)


SOFTWARE SKILLS

Adobe Creative Suits: Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, Premiere Pro
Autocad
Rhinoceros and Grasshopper
Programming: Processing, Java, Python, Arduino


VOLUNTARY WORK

09|2015 - 12|2015
Volunteer dog walker
Dierenbescherming, Den Haag, The Netherlands.


12|2014 - 06|2016
Volunteer at an animal shelter
Dierenasiel en pension 't Julialaantje, Rijswijk, The Netherlands.