Saidja Heynickx graduated magna cum laude in Interior Architecture and Architecture at the PHL University College in Hasselt (BE). He is an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Architecture and Arts of Hasselt University, where he coordinates the courses with a bond or interaction with the arts for the bachelor and master programs. His research focuses on the tactical use of the architectural sketch and the use of models in the design process (research seminar TACTICS) as a representation of thoughts. He is the promoter of the project Sketch Atlas, an international online learning platform on the topic of freehand architectural drawing. Besides a profound interest in drawing and teaching, he has his own architectural office.