about us

 

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Steven van der Goes architects’ designs are synonymous with precision, ingenuity and fun. Our office operates throughout the Netherlands for both corporate and private clients and has particular expertise in the revitalisation and adaptive reuse of existing buildings. Together with our forward-looking and ambitious clients we believe that the pleasure we derive from our profession translates into characterful buildings, in and around which people feel comfortable.

Nevertheless, in the end we remain realists. We stand for practical architecture and our designs have a strong engineering foundation. Architecture for us is to create well-functioning, clear spaces, in which the user takes centre stage. Although spectacle can be a goal in itself, modesty often prevails. We value an honest use of materials, we focus on the interplay between natural and artificial light and spend great attention to detail.

the way we work

Each assignment begins with an analysis of the existing context and the client’s needs. We attach importance to the careful adjustment of our designs into their surroundings. By mapping the already existing qualities, we outline the framework for our design process.

Sound design solutions are achieved by a continuous interaction between architect, client, consultants and contractors. Our architectural designs are drawn up in our office and we supervise the execution of construction up until completion. This way we can guarantee a careful, consistent and sustainable implementation of our plans within a given budget.