Nieuwe Kerkstraat 143-H
1018 VL Amsterdam
The Netherlands

We are an architectural practice based in Amsterdam, established in 2017. With a young team of talented designers, we are working on a wide range of projects. In their variety, these projects share an engagement with existing, fragmented and historical contexts that define today’s relevant sites of architectural production.

Responding to the demands and pressures placed on architectural practice, we continuously search out a relevant role for architecture within the context of the proliferation of generic spatial production. We aim to instrumentalise the many strategies available for the shift to a fully sustainable architecture beyond their mere image value. Integrating them meaningfully within specific architectural ideas for each project. 

An engagement with both practice and academia feeds into an office atmosphere that foregrounds an investigative attitude; searching out quality, regardless of given parameters. Pushing for an architectural clarity that incorporates answers to the specifics of context, we deal directly with the economic reality of building. We do not shy away from convention. Building upon existing knowledge, we question, transform and add-to through the development of each project. We build projects for people to inhabit.

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.

Benjamin Groothuijse
Benjamin studied architecture at 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 at the Berlage Center for Advanced Studies in Architecture and Urban Design


Maëlle Turgeon
Wiebke Oppel
Mats van Dijk
Edwin Yu
Arnoud Seegers

Ron Barten
Weronika Lendzion
Jacques van Haaster
Kyra Galjee
Yasmijn Quandt

Ziqing Becky Xu
Hellmer Rahms
Sophie van Dorsten


We are looking for junior architects and interns to join our team from the beginning of 2022 onwards.

Are you a recent graduate or are you a student looking for internship? 

send a CV and concise portfolio to:

(internships are paid, and we do not accept graduates for this position)


Technical University Delft
2021.- Benjamin teaches design at The Berlage Center for Advanced Studies in Architecture and Urban Design

2020. Project Thesis at the Berlage. Together with: Salomon Frausto and Ludo Groen

2019. MSc1 studio House Brussels at the chair of Interiors, Buildings, Cities. Together with: Susanne Pietsch and Caspar Frenken

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

ETH Zurich
2016.-2021. Benjamin was studio / diploma assistant at the Chair of architecture and construction, Prof. Adam Caruso

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

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

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

Project list:

Hof van Holland, Nijmegen
2020 – housing competition

Fläkt Tower, Amersfoort
2020 – project study

Canal House, Friedrichstadt
2020 – heritage project

House Vaneker, Enschede
2021  – architectural design project

Villa Wipstrik, Zwolle
2020 – interior project

Starter Homes, Hattem
2020 – housing project

Freihampton, Münich
2019 – competition

071 Parels, Leiden
2018 – competition

Wardrobe and Club house, Hönggerberg
2017 – competition, 6th price

Recreational home, Terschelling
on site – architectural design project

Event / Exhibition / Publication:

Prijsvraag Drijvend havenkantoor Haarlem Selection second round

Bouwwereld #8 2021 Article on House Vaneker

Jong Talent Arc21 Awards nomination

Thinking Within Models Symposium at Forum Stadtpark in Graz, 30 september 2021

Grote Nederlandse Kunstkalender, 12 feburary 2021

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

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

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