Kraaijvanger Architects was founded in 1927 by brothers Evert and Herman Kraaijvanger. This in imitation of their father contractor/architect B. Th. Kraaijvanger who established himself in 1896 with a carpenter's workshop. As a result, the firm has a long history of 90 years, made big during Reconstruction. In 2016, Bim&Beyond was founded: "Bimmers with a sketching role" and completely in line with the Kraaijvanger brothers' vision. In 2020, the visualization branch Plotvis came to life. In all these areas we have the ambition to excel.
Our Blaak 40 office is what we call in the corridors an "old Kraaijvanger. The building was designed in 1946-1950 by brothers Evert and Herman Kraaijvanger for the former Amsterdam Bank/ Collection Bank. Today, the reconstruction building is a national monument.
Ever since the 1990s, we saw the social importance of sustainability within architecture. Since then, this is where our focus has been: creating environments that touch people, in which sustainability also plays a prominent role. We derive great pleasure from collaborating with our clients and fellow consultants. In our work, we are constantly looking for new ways to collaborate and meet. We want to make our dream of building a clean circular world a reality with your help as a practical idealist. In this you will work in a multidisciplinary team, with young and old, male and female representing different areas of expertise. You are curious and entrepreneurial, not only in architecture or Bim model. Our team is multifunctional, which allows us to design adaptively and decisively, generate ideas and continue to develop.
Associate Partner / Project Architect
Fatima El Hadji
Partner / Architect
Joon Hyung Park
Vincent van der Meulen
Partner / Architect
Ido de Boer
The reflection of a rained-out back path, the moss-covered pebbles. How writers and poets use words to stimulate the brain and trigger emotion, Plotvis does it with images. A combination of depth in composition, color, atmosphere, light and materiality creates unprecedented scenic images, cinematic animation and VR experiences.
Plotvis takes people into a world where imperfection equals perfection and where architectural ideas are brought to life. A hefty ambition we're going for!
At Bim&Beyond, we are bimmers with a sketch role. We are not line-drawers. We are Rotterdammers. We continue where others stop. We stick to quality and flexibility and we keep looking for a solution. Together. We draw everything out. We communicate, verify and coordinate. And all that in a BIM model in which all solutions and agreements are recorded integrally. We support builders, designers and building owners. We are Bim&Beyond.
We are practical idealists. Of course, we too dream of beauty and a circular world, but we prefer to work on it. Every single day. Together with clients and always with users and the environment in mind. That results in designs to live, work and learn in. Architecture that gives users space, strengthens the environment and gives something back to society.
We are Kraaijvanger.