Jolien studied architecture at the Technical University of Eindhoven in The Netherlands, and graduated cum laude in 2013. Her thesis was a research-focused project on mono-functional developments in the Amsterdam Canal zone, executed in close collaboration with UNESCO. The results were exhibited at the Dutch Design Week 2013 and published internationally.
Before moving to London in 2015, Jolien worked in New York, Amsterdam and The Hague. She has worked on a range of different projects, from a Grade I listed High Commission in Westminster, to an indoor ski hall in China and high-end residential developments in the US and The Netherlands.
Jolien joined Marks Barfield in 2016 and is currently working on Cambridge Mosque.