Ate Snijder graduated from the Architecture Master at the University of Delft, the Netherlands. In the graduation project, under mentorship of prof. ir. Rob Nijsse, he developed a series of shell structures with glass as the primary load bearing material. Currently, Ate Snijder works at chair of Structural Design and Mechanics within the faculty of Architecture. As a researcher he is part of the Glass Research Group where his focus is on the structural behaviour of glass load bearing components of bridges and buildings. Within the research group he specializes in FEM modeling of stress distribution in glass, detailing of glass connections and structural design with glass.