For almost four decades, Benthem Crouwel Architects has been creating innovative, flexible and efficient designs in a variety of scales: from universities, museums, bridges, railway stations, metro lines, offices, housing, malls and urban plans to bicycle tunnels, design projects and tiny houses. In all designs, Benthem Crouwel seeks a balance between economic, social and ecological interests, with a particular focus on innovation and sustainability.
Benthem Crouwel Architects was founded in 1979 by Jan Benthem and Mels Crouwel. Over the years, five partners joined the partner team: Joost Vos and Marten Wassmann (2005), and Pascal Cornips, Daniel Jongtien and Saartje van der Made (2017). Today, the architecture office employs some seventy staff: an international team of highly experienced architects, engineers, young trainees and recently graduated designers, who work together on various projects from offices in Amsterdam, Düsseldorf and Paris.
Well known buildings and under construction projects are: Stedelijk Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Anne Frank House, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Ziggo Dome, RAI Convention and Exhibition Centre Amsterdam, North/South-metro link in Amsterdam, four metro stations in Paris, and high speed railway stations Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague and Utrecht.