Nieuwpoortkade 2A
1055 RX Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Groothuijse de Boer is an architectural practice based in Amsterdam. Established in 2017, Tjerk and Benjamin are working on a diverse range of projects while at the same time teaching in the Netherlands and abroad.

Collaborating with people from in- and outside the profession, Groothuijse de Boer tries to develop productive means to engage the demands put on architectural practice today, while building projects that answer to contemporary issues ranging from the environmental to the representational.

Tjerk de Boer
Tjerk studied architecture at Aalto University Helsinki and the TU Delft. His graduation project was nominated for the National Archiprix 2014. He gained professional experience as a project architect at KAAN Architecten in Rotterdam. He teaches architectural design at the Rotterdamse Academie van Bouwkunst.

Benjamin Groothuijse
Benjamin studied architecture at the ETH Zurich and the TU Delft. He gained professional experience at the offices of Peter Zumthor and von Ballmoos Krucker in Switzerland. He currently teaches as an assistent to the chair of Adam Caruso at the ETH Zurich. As a guest teacher he is connected to the TU Delft and the Rotterdamse Academie van Bouwkunst.


Kyra Galjee
Arnoud Seegers

Ziqing Becky Xu
Hellmer Rahms
Sophie van Dorsten


We are always interested in highly motivated students looking for internship.

If interested in joining our studio, please send or email your CV and abridged portfolio.


ETH Zurich
2016 -. Benjamin is an assistent at the Chair of architecture and construction, Prof. Adam Caruso.

2019. Benjamin is parity and diversity delegate of the Association of Assistants at the Department of Architecture

2018. Guest crit at the chair of assistent professor Alex Lehnerer – Studio HS 18: Hey, Teacher, november 7

2017. Guest crit at the chair of assistent professor Alex Lehnerer – Studio FS 17: Architecture of Bureaucracy, april 11

Technical University Delft
2019. Lecture and workshop at the Berlage: Pictorial narrative and model image

2018. MSc1 studio Les chambres liégeoises at the chair of Interiors, Buildings, Cities. Together with: Susanne Pietsch and Caspar Frenken

2018. Lecture and workshop at the Berlage: Pictorial narrative and model image

2018. Lecture at the chair of Interiors, Buildings, Cities by Benjamin: Image and narrative – speculations on atmosphere in the model images of Atelier Peter Zumthor

Rotterdamse Academie van Bouwkunst
2018. Tjerk and Benjamin taught the design studio: Figure and space. Together with: Annika Staudt and Enzo Valerio. Guest: Patrick Arnold

2018. Benjamin taught in the spring studio 62% Paradiso of Caspar Frenken and Sereh Mandias

2017. Tjerk and Benjamin taught the design studio: A house on an Island. Together with: Vincent de RijkBerte Daan and David Rademacher. Guests: Anne Geenen, Marion Dufat, Annika Staudt.

Architectural Association London
2018. Summer School together with Korbinian Kainz & Caspar Frenken

2017. Summer School together with Korbinian Kainz & David Schmidt

University of Cambridge
2017. Guest crit by Benjamin at the Cambridge Design Research Studio of Ingrid Schröder and Aram Mooradian



Event / Exhibition / Publication:

Promising Young Architects 2019 Het Nieuwe Instituut Rotterdam, 14 nov 2019 – 15 nov 2019

Venice Biennale 2020 Competition for the exhibition design of the Swiss pavilion

Prix de Rome Architectuur 2018 Exhibition of Prix de Rome contribution at Het Nieuwe Instituut Rotterdam, 19 okt 2018 – 10 mrt 2019

Practice, process and craft interview with Samuel Barclay and Anne Geenen in: Veillon, C., ed. Case design, a school in the making. Lausanne: Editions Archizoom, 2018