Before graduating from the Technical University of Delft Department of Architecture with honourable mention in 1984, he co-founded the renown avant-garde architect’s office Mecanoo. After having led his own company (EEA) Erick van Egeraat associated architects for almost 15 years, Erick van Egeraat announced to redirect his activities in 2009 in a new company named Designed by Erick van Egeraat.
In the course of his career, Erick van Egeraat built a portfolio containing a highly trendsetting and diverse range of projects. Together with his team, he realised over 100 projects across more than 10 countries. He has extensive experience in designing offices and hotels for a diversity of clients such as top class real estate firms such as ING, international municipalities and other government bodies in Russia and Europe, but also for private clients.
Our philosophy is to provide architectural solutions that strike a visionary architectural balance between analysis, context and concept, structure and sensibility or even sensuality. (Designed by) Erick van Egeraat is highly skilled in solving complex matters, searching continuously to resolve the client’s brief, while simultaneously paying special attention to all aspects of the assignment, such as costs, planning and quality. The office stands for innovative and challenging architecture of high quality. The approach to architecture, research and any field beyond is to be specific, appropriate, open minded and above all different. Influenced by the cultural and historical context, as well as by contemporary life, the aim is to create sensual and intuitive architecture that makes a lasting impression. ‘The aim is not to state but to relate, – not to consider but to seduce, not to irritate but to persuade and surprise’.