improving the quality of life.
MEESVISSER is a multidisciplinary architecture office established by Uda Visser and Marijn Mees in Amsterdam in 2015. Fusing over 15 years of international experience in designing and building ambitious architectural projects, the office was founded on the premise that good architecture improves the quality of life.
strong identity and personal soul.
MEESVISSER believes in creating honest architecture with a strong character and a personal soul, that reflects and enhance the user’s identity. Timeless, generous, robust and inviting. Architecture that is well connected and integrated in its surroundings. Architecture that connects people with their environment in order to make them feel comfortable and confident.
practical mind and an artistic spirit.
MEESVISSER believes that good architecture is the result of a collaborative creative effort in which understanding of complex interests, strategic choices and practical solutions go hand in hand with optimism, imagination and ambition in order to create valuable and sustainable solutions for its clients.
contemporary contextual architecture.
MEESVISSER has extensive experience in all stages, scales and skills of the architectural process and is committed to realising ideas by integrating technical, functional and conceptual aspects into well functioning and beautiful contemporary contextual architecture that will be loved and long lasting.
Uda was born and educated in Germany after which she moved to Amsterdam to do a post graduate study at the Berlage Institute. Her career started at Mecanoo and she later joined SeARCH as architect, eventually being appointed director in 2006. Her experience ranges from small scale residential projects to big international mixed-use projects and covers the whole scope from inception to on-site coordination, combined with running an internationally operating office. Uda has a quick mind, a keen eye for detail and a love for wood.
Marijn is an architect with extensive experience in ambitious and complex architectural projects in Europe, Asia and Middle East. After studying at TUDelft he worked at SeARCH in Amsterdam. Interest in the developments in Asia led to a three year working period in Hong Kong where he worked on large scale projects in the region. Back in Amsterdam, as a project architect, he focussed on a wide variety of more intricately designed projects in NL and abroad. He combines architecture with rock climbing and playing jazz.
Boris Popma / MSc / NL / architect
Boris graduated from TU Delft with a master’s degree in Architecture. During his education, he gained work experience at SeARCH in Amsterdam, and studied in Switzerland at EPFL Lausanne and ETH Zürich. During his master’s, he received a grant from Tokyo Institute of Technology to research adaptive re-use of buildings in Japan. Before joining MEESVISSER in 2017, Boris worked in Tokyo for the offices of Kengo Kuma and Hideyuki Nakayama. He is an intuitive designer with a strong awareness of context.
Teresa Avella / MArch / SP / architect
Teresa is an architect with Mediterranean roots and grew up surrounded with graphic design and music. She studied Architecture, Urbanism and Landscape in Valencia and Athens. Later she moved to the Netherlands, charmed by De Stijl and Dutch architecture. After an extensive work experience at SeARCH, her own practice and various collaborations with Chris Collaris and other architects, she joined MEESVISSER. She is committed to conscious architecture that relates to tradition and its environment, creating spaces that one can feel part of.
Natalia Sułkowska-Bakker / MSc / PL / architect
Idil Şentürk / BSc / TR / intern
former team members: Kim Wandel / Maiken Noordhuis / Nahita Groot / Jelmer van der Zweep / Beatriz Allborch / Phoebe Twengie / Marie Kremer / Laurien Zwaans / András Szél / Camille Allaman / Matias Holz / Matvei Genne / Emanuele Macaluso / Julia Woch
MEESVISSER both works for private and institutional clients with projects ranging from private residences, to cultural projects, to medium and large scale residential and commercial developments. We aim for a diverse portfolio of work that covers the full scope of design from product and interior to building and urban environment.
We believe good architecture is a result of a collaborative effort of different disciplines and expertises. We seek collaborations with other architecture offices, contractors and specialised advisers in order to benefit from cross-fertilisation of ideas and development of knowledge, or plainly to increase our production capacity.
Currently we don’t have any full-time positions available, however, we are always interested in good designers for future possibilities, so feel free to email us your portfolio with work samples and CV (max 8Mb PDF). We invite students with an EU residence permit to apply for an internship for a minimum of six months. Apart from a good feel for design, we require knowledge of Adobe CS and good 3d-modeling skills, preferably BIM. Working knowledge of ArchiCAD is an advantage.