Dam & Partners Architecten is an Amsterdam-based architectural firm, founded in 1962 by Cees Dam, later accompanied by his son Diederik Dam. They complement each other: the father is the artist, the dreamer, the son keeps the overview, is more practical. The firm comprises an international team of 35 creative professionals, committed to creating architecture of the highest quality, marked by site-specific plans that combine traditional craftsmanship with the newest technologies.
Our projects are driven by the ambition to create architecture that serves people. At the same time, we want to elicit delight and amazement. We believe that successful buildings are ones that provide room for personal expression and interpretation, a flexibility that lends the user the freedom to use and perceive the space according to their own needs and insights. At its heart lies bringing inspiration through quality, and comfort in design, to create a richness of space so that people always feel comfortable. Comfort cannot be expressed in measurable units; it is a subtle interplay of space, materials, light, sounds and smells that is perceived as pleasant. Achieving comfort demands an ongoing investment in actually looking; not only at people and architecture, but also at art, theatre and ballet.