We blend poetics and engineering to create high-profile architecture.
Based on its clear views on design in the built environment Jeanne Dekkers Architecture has realized many high-profile buildings. The firm seeks and finds the best fitting responses for each commission. Every design process begins with getting thoroughly acquainted with the commission by rephrasing the definition of the problem and a study into four key aspects. ‚Looking and listening‘ to the location, the brief, the purpose and background of the client and the user and being receptive to invisible factors. These are important to understand as fully as possible what the commission actually is, and to fully master it.
The firm advocates a multidisciplinary approach with several parties collaborating, each on the basis of their own particular know-how and expertise. Co-ordinating this process – poetry and engineering – is an extra challenge which results in excellence. The portfolio of Jeanne Dekkers Architecture includes a wide variety of commissions on every possible scale: from urban design to commercial and industrial buildings, public buildings, schools, dwellings and interiors: ‘from cities to seating’. Working closely as a team, designers and engineers develop and supervise every phase, from designing up to and including the completion of the last detail. A team of around 7 people, with experience and a fresh view, enthusiastically work on the different tasks involved in designing and realizing the various commissions.