Tom Thys worked at De Smet-Vermeulen Architects and Peter Kint Architects. In 2003 he founded together with Adinda Van Geystelen own agency. Since 2015 he associates himself with Jan Vermeulen, who after studying at TU Delft moved to London to work there by David Chipperfield Architects and Sergison Bates Architects. After ten years in England in 2012, John went back to the mainland. Both architects to join forces. By combining the two agencies in one unique design expertise is presented: the international expertise of Studio Jan Vermeulen completes the years of experience that Tom Thys has built in Flanders. Since 1997 Tom Thys is attached to the Department of Architecture of the Catholic University of Leuven. There he led a visiting along with Ward Verbakel some graduate workshops. On this research included the exhibition Breuckland, the suburb “(in collaboration with VAI) and presented the book ‘Breuckland, Design interventions for a post-crisis Brooklyn. Based on its expertise in practice granted Tom his cooperation and advice to various studies and policy documents related to school construction and collective living.