UNStudio, founded in 1988 by Ben van Berkel and Caroline Bos, is an international architectural design network with three full service international offices in Amsterdam, Hong Kong and Shanghai. We specialise in architecture, interior architecture, product design, urban development and infrastructural projects.
200 staff from 27 countries are spread throughout the network in a streamlined structure that enables us to spend less time organising and concentrate on designing and collaborating with our clients.
UNStudio’s current management team consists of Ben van Berkel, Caroline Bos, Gerard Loozekoot, Astrid Piber, Harm Wassink and Hannes Pfau, closely supported by a strong team of long term Directors and Associate Directors.
Future-proofing the future
As what we design today is normally built in 3-5 years’ time, we’re used to working with the future in mind. However, the future is changing faster than ever before. Even the most accurate predictions can be made redundant by a sudden advance in technology. To ensure we don’t contribute to a waste of materials and investment that is no longer sustainable or appropriate in today’s world, we develop strategies that not only anticipate the future, but possible changes to a future as well.
We believe that the key to ‘future-proofing the future’ is knowledge. For the last decade, we have focused on expanding our understanding of trends and practice in architecture and beyond. Two dedicated teams research every facet of the built environment inside and outside architecture. Within our network, Knowledge Platforms serve as a database for sharing and expanding the experience and skills acquired during our design projects. Externally, we collaborate with partners including Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Microsoft and Mitsubishi in four Workfields that investigate how to improve quality of life. The results contribute to our mission of producing user-centric designs that are adaptive, resilient and future proof, whatever the future may be.
Address: P.O. Box 75381, 1070 AJ Amsterdam
Visiting address: Stadhouderskade 113, 1073 AX Amsterdam
Country: The Netherlands
Phone: +31 (0)20 570 20 40