Meet our latest Dedicated Developers!Publication date 23 June 2021
CAAAP is blowing out 3 candles this summer and we are going through burgeoning growth. Lots of new projects, and so lots of new employees. We were recently honoured to welcome Hannah, Baptiste and Ellen. Read part of their story here...
Could you briefly introduce yourself? Who are you, where do you come from and how have you ended up at CAAAP?
Hannah: “After having worked for 3 years as a notarial lawyer, I made the transition into project development at a family business in 2017. In the 3.5 years I spent working as a developer, I was actively involved on a project with CAAAP as a partner, so I got to know the company well through that. It wasn’t long before I moved.”
Baptiste: “I studied applied architecture at Howest in Bruges. At first, I worked at a contractor and sister company Artes. This year I got the chance to become an interior coordinator at CAAAP.”
Ellen: “My previous job was at a family business that develops small-scale projects. I was a project leader and monitored everything from A to Z. But I wanted to go back to working with the interior part. That’s exactly what I got at CAAAP.”
I wanted to go back to working with the interior part. That’s exactly what I got at CAAAP.
The DNA of CAAAP is based around three key pillars. Ambition, Architecture and A-team. Which pillar do you identify with most and why?
Hannah: “Ambition is the one that stands out for me. CAAAP strives towards high-quality, cutting-edge projects with an urban character. This comes with an emphasis on both architecture and sustainability, and customer satisfaction is always key. This shows a long-term vision and consideration for people and the surroundings.”
Baptiste: “I pick Ambition, too. I’m extremely ambitious myself, but the projects being developed are ambitious, too. We are going to do everything to make those ambitions happen.”
Ellen: “It’s a difficult choice, but I pick A-team. At a smaller-scale company, you miss the input from colleagues. Having other people’s opinions and experiences really raises a project to another level.”
Ambition is the one that stands out for me. CAAAP strives towards high-quality, cutting-edge projects with an urban character.
CAAAP has accrued years of experience as a project developer and inner-city innovator. Is there one of our projects that springs to mind for you? Why?
Hannah: The Normaalschool in Lier. The combination of the renovation of the historic school building and the sleek new construction is remarkably stylish. The project also delivers added value for the whole surrounding area, as the closed site is being opened up to the public, with places to eat and drink and welcoming squares as attractions.
Baptiste: Gulden Roos is a project that really speaks to me. I come from Bruges myself and can already see added value for the area. The splendid park garden is finally being given back to people.
Ellen: I think the complexity and daring character of Hoost are truly fantastic.
I think the complexity and daring character of Hoost are truly fantastic.
How do you see yourself evolving in the team and what is your goal?
Hannah: "I want to really get to know the company, the projects and the people in order to learn as much as possible and develop myself."
Baptiste: “As a new starter, my goals are more to completely and as flawlessly as possible finish the Abdijbeke project, which I am currently working on.”
Ellen: "My interests are pretty broad: interiors, of course, but also development, sales and marketing. I still want to grow in the role I have now. After that we will see what comes along next..."
The final question. Why do you like working at CAAAP? Would you recommend it to others (within the sector or not) and why?
Hannah: At CAAAP there is a major emphasis on activities and sport. Great initiatives are taken on a regular basis, even during the pandemic, to bring colleagues together and maintain the atmosphere. That enthusiasm is incredibly infectious!
Baptiste: I would personally advise anyone to work at CAAAP, not only because of the challenge and the great projects, but definitely because of the great atmosphere that exists among colleagues.
Ellen: CAAAP is an example of a company that is keeping up with the times. It values the right workload and a good working environment. The young team and the drive everyone has encourage you to give the best of yourself.