At school Kay was in doubt if he was to go to art school or study physics. Architecture proved to be a perfect combination of these interests. And more, as an architect you are caught up in the middle of society, and that attracted him as well. The most inspiring aspect of working as an architect for him is the opportunity to work with people from all kinds of disciplines. He likes it to be immersed in a project and finish it to start something new again.

‘An architect is someone who wants to come to grips with the underlying questions in a commission and questions standard solutions or even ignores them. An architect has to defend his vision. That suits me, I like to continue to look for a design that is not only beautiful but also offers better functionality, a smarter use of space, material and energy. Most of the time it proves to be the simple and clear design that creates a logical connection between the larger structure and the details.’