Erwin van Strien (1980, The Netherlands) is a 3D artist at Powerhouse Company, Rotterdam. He joined the team in 2014 after obtaining his undergraduate degree in the Built Environmen from the Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences in 2004. His graduation project received a honourable mention for the AVBB-W prize.
Following his degree, Erwin worked for two years as an engineer at Van Vulpen Spruijt Architectuur and later at Architectenbureau Weeda van der Weijden in Rotterdam for five years.
During this time, Erwin’s curiosity and constant drive for learning led him to become a self-taught 3D artist. Combining his background in engineering with his skills as a visualiser, Erwin is deeply involved in the design process at Powerhouse Company. Since joining the team has contributed to nearly all of Powerhouse Company’s 3D scenes.
In addition to this role, Erwin is responsible for sharing knowledge on 3D software among people working in the office. His expertise includes a wide array of programs such as SketchUp, Twinmotion, Vray, Thea Render, Photoshop and Premiere Pro.
In his free time, Erwin enjoys working on computer graphics competitions to develop new techniques.