Architects from Mathenesserdijk 418F, Rotterdam, Netherlands

jvantspijker is a Rotterdam-based, fresh urban and architectural design practice. We are intrigued by diversity in (public) space, integrated sustainable solutions and in understanding and steering the project processes that are invariably the driving force behind projects. Our ultimate goal is to make things.

The jvantspijker business model is set up flexibly, to merge the experience and momentum of large design assignments with the fresh joie de vivre of an exploring attitude. In this set-up the network is everything. As a result, these is an enormous reservoir of specialist knowledge and consulting specialists is available when necessary.

jvantspijker participates in and is co-founder of CULD, complex urban landscape design. In this joint venture with Juurlink [+] Geluk, we have combined our accumulated experiences to pursue large, complex (international) master planning.


To generate and grab opportunities in a volatile and unpredictable economic time, we believe that a radically agile, mean and lean office model is required. Therefore, having accumulated over 15 years of working in diverse settings, jvantspijker was set up, combining the advantages of experience and an extended professional network with the eagerness and fresh edge of a start-up company.

Lateral, integrated, parallel organization of the design process as well as of the (networked) project process are typical of our approach. With open links and in touch with the world that surrounds us.


The motto of the office is to create open specific design. Open says something about our attitude to projects, clients and their diverse backgrounds and wishes. The term is also about the output of the office: the designs, buildings and urban landscapes should be open for interpretation and use rather than patronizing and determining. Open can still be very specific. We believe that the right kind of specificity works as a trigger for identification, both for designers as well as for designs and their users.

Integrated thinking and a professional yet inquisitive design approach are typical for the office way of working.

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