• NEXT Team
  • Rotterdam, Netherlands


Job description

MVRDV is looking for an enthusiastic designer with a fascination for modelmaking and fabrication to advance in-house modelmaking efforts. As part of NEXT, you will collaborate with MVRDV's design teams globally to craft scale models and prototypes.

Instead of merely producing presentation models, we're interested to strengthen the integration of modelmaking processes throughout various design stages. Our aim is to merge functionality with creativity, while also considering sustainable materials and interactivity in our models. You will become part of a new fabrications team that works inside MVRDV NEXT, the computational and climate specialism group of MVRDV. This group collaborates with teams on projects, and executes independent R&D in the fields of sustainability, scripting and new media.

This is us

MVRDV is a global operating firm with a team of more than 300 employees, dedicated to innovative architecture and urban design. Founded in 1993, the MVRDV headquarters are based in Rotterdam with subsidiaries in Shanghai, Berlin, and Paris.

As a group of in-house specialists, MVRDV NEXT develops and implements computational workflows and new technologies. Through a combination of project-based work and standalone research, we rationalize designs, speed up processes, and make projects more efficient and adaptable in the face of change. Our methods aim to explore a future that is equitable, data-driven, and green.


  • You have affinity with models, modelmaking and digital fabrication.
  • You are creative and curious.
  • You are a team player with a flexible mindset and strong initiative.
  • You have a strong communication and planning skills to share knowledge internally and set realistic delivery timelines.
  • You have experience with maintaining and operating 3d printers (Ultimakers).
  • You have experience with maintaining and operating a lasercutter.
  • You have knowledge of Rhinoceros and other digital file preparation tools is an asset.
  • You have Experience with CNC milling is an asset.
  • You are authorized to work in the Netherlands.

What we offer

Beyond the opportunity to work within a globally and ambitious company, here are a few benefits that we offer:

  • An exciting, inspiring, and international working environment.
  • The opportunity to work on different project scales, types, and phases, in different regions.
  • The opportunity to implement new fabrication techniques and materials.
  • Part-time employment.
  • Competitive salary, considering your skills and personal value for the organization. The salary is determined by the collective agreement for staff employed in architecture (Architecten CAO).
  • Personal development budget.
  • Travel allowance for your home-office commutes.
  • You automatically take part in the Architects Pension scheme when working for MVRDV.
  • 30 paid holiday days based on full-time employment of 40 working hours per week.
  • Regular excursions, parties, and corporate activities such as sports.
  • A healthy lunch in our office.
  • We contribute to your sports subscription at OneFit.
  • A great office location in the center of Rotterdam near the train station.

We’d love for you to join us!

MVRDV is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to treat all employees and applicants equally, regardless of gender or marital status, color, nationality or ethnic origin, religion or religious belief, sexual orientation, disability or age.


Please reach out to us if you are interested after reading this vacancy and you want to learn more about this position, the team or our organization. Apply and/or leave your contact details if you want to explore the potential opportunities!

How to apply

Please fill in the online form and upload your motivation letter, CV and portfolio preferably as a PDF no larger than 5MB. If you do not fill in the application form, we cannot consider your application.