About the office

Van Bergen Kolpa Architects is organized around its best-developed capacity: designing and realizing architectural projects on the basis of solid research. In the studio, a compact, enthusiastic team of university/academy trained specialists works under the leadership of two architect/directors.

The firm's special area of interest is large-scale, complex projects. Over the years, we have accumulated working experience with a broad team of external advisors who support the firm in its design activities. In implementing our designs, for example, we normally carry out the detailing and production together with a firm of building engineering specialists. This approach means we can concentrate on our core activity, designing the built fabric, so that on each project we can seek the specific enrichment and expertise that accords best with the client's vision.

Since establishment in 2000, our firm has been growing steadily. This was one of the reasons we moved to new premises in the centre of Rotterdam. The new studio is located in the Coloniahouse. The building has been specifically designed for building-related and architecture-related companies.


Jago van Bergen / Evert Kolpa

Staff since 2000

Rutger Aaftink / Maria Alcaraz Ruiz / Nieves Alvarez / Santiago Ardila / Pascalle Asgarali / Linda Audrey / Wen Bao / Jana Blahova / Nienke Bouwhuis / Pinar Bozoglan / Frans de Bruin / Daniele Burrascano / Denny Chan / Willem-Paul Dreesman / Corine Erades / Bruno Evers / Joana Ferreira Vilaca / Sofia Fernandes / Marcel Geerdink / Dirk de Groot / Joao Guilherme viaro correa / Evelina Juzbasjeva / Jeroen de Haas / Iveta Fiedlerova / Loic Fumeaux / Andre Haubrich / Elza Heemskerk / Ivo Hoppers / Jon Jeronimus / Egle Kazdailyte / Rudo Koot / Gabriela Kopacikova / Helena Kounitzky / Minyoung Kwon / Jesse Lavalaye / Amaia Lezaun Agos / Martyna Matysiak / Pauline Melet / Marina Ortega / Maria Pedal / Sander van der Poort / Tomasz Puszcz / Tim Reekers / Jan Sarka / Roy Sieljes / Lennart Sirag / Olga Skrbenska / Niels Tilanus / Remko Toonen / Martina Tunkova / Jan Wessels / Laurens IJsselmuiden / Ang Yu / Patrick Zwiers


Willemijn Lofvers was as partner involved with all projects up till 2005


Innovatienetwerk Groene Ruimte
Vestia Rotterdam
Kavel Vastgoed
Herkon Vastgoedontwikkeling BV
Stichting Humanitas
AM Zuid-Holland Zuid
Provincie Overijssel
NOZEMA Nederlandsche Omroep en Zendermaatschappij, Lopikerkapel
Bouwfonds Ontwikkeling B.V. regio Zuid-West, Delft
Bouwfonds Asset Management B.V. Hoevelaken
Happy Shrimp Farm
Ouborg Vastgoed BV, Breda
WiMBY! International Building Exhibition Rotterdam-Hoogvliet
OBR Ontwikkelingsbedrijf Rotterdam
dS+V dienst Stedenbouw en Volkshuisvesting, Rotterdam
AIR Architectuur Instituut Rotterdam
Architectuur Biƫnnale Rotterdam
BVR Adviseurs
Neutelings Riedijk Architecten bv
Academie van Bouwkunst Rotterdam
Academie voor Architectuur en Stedenbouw, Tilburg
Kenniskring TransUrban Hogeschool Rotterdam
Design Academy Eindhoven
Stichting Prix de Rome
Fonds voor Beeldende Kunsten Vormgeving en Bouwkunst
Ministerie LNV Dienst Landelijk Gebied


ABT Velp en Delft; contruction engineers and architectural detailing
Bouwhaven; architectural detailing and costs management
Bureau Bouwkunde Rotterdam bv; architectural detailing and costs managment
Royal Haskoning Rotterdam; climate engineers
Lichtveld Buis & Partners BV; buildingphysics
Alterra Wageningen; ecology and nature
Catalogtree; graphic design, Arnhem
Werkplaats Vincent de Rijk Rotterdam; models
Thomas Manneke; photography, Amsterdam
Victor Joseph; translations, Amsterdam
Z&M delicatessen; Culinary adviser
Systemantics; website programming