Vision

Civic is an architectural firm for public buildings and places. We design libraries, bridges, cultural buildings, dikes, town halls, squares,

educational and residential buildings, streets, sculptures and stations. Civic creates generous, special architecture that survives generations.

Architecture is not an autonomous discipline for Civic, but a public task. We anticipate with our designs on the spatial, but also on the social, cultural, economic and ecological context.

Civic looks far back and far ahead in time. We pay a lot of attention to the atmosphere of our architecture and to the development of materials and their aging process.

Research plays a crucial role in our design process and we develop variants at every stage. New ideas and proven solutions reinforce each other. For experimental techniques we build models and test fragments (mockups) in our workshop to test the technique and the experience.

Civic is led by four partners and consists of ten architects. We approach the design from different scales and work for each assignment with specialist builders, thinkers and practical experts.

Civic is co-founder and member of The Cloud Collective, an international and multidisciplinary design collective.

Studio

  • Gert Kwekkeboom

    Gert Kwekkeboom

    Partner / Architect

  • Ingrid van der Heijden

    Ingrid van der Heijden

    Partner / Architect

  • Jan Lebbink

    Jan Lebbink

    Partner / Architect

  • Rick ten Doeschate

    Rick ten Doeschate

    Partner / Architect

  • Hiroyuki Gondo

    Hiroyuki Gondo

    Intern architect

  • Fernanda Romeu

    Fernanda Romeu

    Architect

  • Jerome Decaffmeyer

    Jerome Decaffmeyer

    Intern architect

  • Georgia Taylor-Berry

    Georgia Taylor-Berry

    Architect

  • Robert Comas Miralpeix

    Robert Comas Miralpeix

    Architect

  • Yin Ting Wong

    Yin Ting Wong

    Intern architect

Credits

The projects of CIVIC architects have come about thanks to: Hiroyuki Gondo - Alberto Benetti Genolini - Anastasiya Prydachyna - Georgia Taylor-Berry - Silvia Barletta - Matthijs Vreke - Ana-Maria Marchidan - Agnese del Brocco - Helena Moreno - Marco di Martino - Kejdi Lulja - Joeri Sowka - Sem Holweg - Mohammad Khalili - Camilo Oliveira - Gang Zhao - Marco Alves - Francesco Strada - Fernanda Romeu - Niels Boswinkel - Eelco Bergman - Johan van der Boom - Leen Bogerd - Lloyd Martin - Angela Solis - Jasper de Wert - Roel Schiffers - Lina Peng

Awards

Prizes

2019
Finalist Azure Award (CA) - LocHal Tilburg
Finalist Gulden Feniks - LocHal Tilburg
Finalist Gebouw van het jaar - LocHal Tilburg

2018
Nominatie Publieke gebouw van het jaar, Architectenweb awards - Piushavenpaviljoen Tilburg
Nominatie Brick Awards - W-II passage Tilburg
Civic Architects - Design Vanguard, Architectural Record
Civic Architects - Winnaar Next Step Award

2017
Arc Young Talent Award
IF Awards Munchen - W-II passage Tilburg
Nominatie Dutch Design Awards - W-II passage Tilburg

Exhibitions - Books

2019
Jaarboek Architectuur in Nederland - LocHal en Piushavenpaviljoen
Biennale Vienna, MAK-museum. Austria

2018
Internationale Architectuurbiennale Rotterdam
Brick 18 - Willem-II-Passage
De Architect - Bureauprofiel

2017
Dutch Design Week - Willem-II-Passage
Jaarboek Landschap en Stedenbouw - Piushavenpaviljoen
Zeppelin Magazine (HR) - Mevlana Moskee
Architectural Record - Bureauprofiel

Lectures - Jury's

2019
Lezing Architecture of communities, AIR Rotterdam
Jury Next Step Award
Jury WAF award
Space & experience, Symposium MAK-museum Wenen

2018
Symposium Lokket knooppunten, Almere
Lezing Architecture Now: Special Effects, Pakhuis de Zwijger, Amsterdam
Lezing energie en architectuur, IABR, Brussel
Lezing & workshop: New Generations Festival, Warsaw
Lezing: Civic Matters, Eindhoven University of Technology
Lezing: Energie & Architectuur, Biennale Rotterdam
Lezing: Building Holland, RAI Amsterdam

2017
Occupancy/Appropriation, Biënnale Sao Paulo
New Generations Festival, Rome
Topos lezing & debat, Maastricht
Heritage Lecture, TU Delft
Dutch Design Week Talks, Eindhoven
Libraries Lecture, TU Delft

2016
Curatorencommissie ‘Kunst aan de Maas’
Jury Rotterdam Architectuur Prijs

Contact

Talk:

+31 20 846 0158
info@civicarchitects.eu

Visit Us:

Civic Architects
Donauweg 10
1043 AJ, Amsterdam

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Employment:

Send your CV and portfolio (max. 10mb) to:

work@civicarchitects.eu

Civic is always on the lookout for talented and motivated trainees and junior architects to reiniforce the office.
We are seeking ambitious colleagues with an open, inquisitive and enthusiastic attitude.