KAAN Architecten is a Dutch architectural firm with over 30 years of experience in context-specific, timeless designs spanning a broad range of scales and typologies.
Founded and led by Kees Kaan, Vincent Panhuysen and Dikkie Scipio from the headquarters in the heart of Rotterdam, the firm has expanded its international presence with satellite offices in São Paulo (2015) and Paris (2019). Through a collaborative and analytical design approach, KAAN Architecten promotes Dutch building traditions of sustainability, welfare, pragmatism and quality. By merging practical and academic expertise, they respond to increasingly challenging complexities and contradictions in the built environment.
Their body of work consists of civic, renovation, and infrastructure projects as well as cultural, educational, and urban developments for private or public clients. Widely acclaimed, the firm has been honoured with numerous international awards for architectural excellence.