In 2011, Carolien Pasmans founded ATAMA – untill 2023 know as TRANS – together with Bram Aerts. After graduating from UGent, she gained professional experience in Antwerp. With more than 19 years of expertise in architecture and urbanism, she focuses on the creative direction of the office and the operational organization. She is closely involved in all ATAMA projects, from conception to realisation, including Balenmagazijn Gent, Interieur Kortrijk 2016, Masterplan Turnhout, Van Hoorebeke Timber Gent.
For various projects, the agency received (international) recognition, such as the selection for the EU Mies van der Rohe award 2019, as laureate of the Big Mat Award 2019, Belgian Building Awards and the Jo Crepain awards 2019.
Carolien is a dedicated teacher at the University of Antwerp and formerly at the Faculty of Architecture KULeuven Sint-Lucas Ghent.