innovative by using the familiar


allard architecture is a Dutch multidisciplinary office practicing contemporary architecture, master planning and research. The office is located on Keizergracht one of the historical canals looping the city of Amsterdam. Allard Meine Jansen founded Allard Architecture BV in 2006 after working in high profile architecture offices like Renzo Piano Building Workshop, Massimiliano Fuksas and Herman Hertzberger.


recycling buildings


allard architecture has extensive experience in the construction, transformation and renovation of historical buildings in and around the city of Amsterdam. Of most importance is shaping identities, finding inspiration in cultural influences and natural proportions. While the office arrives at innovative shapes and designs, it never strays from these founding principles.


revitalising neglected areas


allard architecture worked on a series of groundbreaking designs that include the Matchbox, the Tower Overhoeks, Het Dak, the Arnhem Kunstencluster, the Utrecht De Kade Filmhouse among others. The office works in close collaboration with a wide network of professionals, consultants and partner architects. The office works in a thoughtful manner to ensure that the work is feasible, executed functionally, efficiently, and sustainably. Everything from the large scale planning to minute details are carefully analyzed and thought out.


recuperating living conditions


allard architecture has taken on a social responsibility, revitalizing neglected areas in the Netherlands. This is the firm’s response to the modern architectural practice of expansion through mass building.














Allard Meine Jansen

Head Architect MSc.Arch BNA

Allard Meine Jansen founded allard architecture BV after working in high-profile architecture offices like Renzo Piano Buidling Workshop, Massimiliano Fuksas, Herman Hertzberger and de Architekten Cie. He graduated as a building engineer from TU Delft and has more than ten years of experience in technically advanced design projects in international environments. Among the projects he has participated in the design of the Whitney Museum in New York and the renowned California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco with Italian architect Renzo Piano.

2006 Established Allard Architecture

2005 De Architekten Cie, Amsterdam, NL

2002 Renzo Piano Building Workshop, Genova, ITA

2001 Massimiliano Fuksas, Rome, ITA

1999 Herman Hertzberger, Amsterdam, NL

1999 Hubert-Jan Henket, Esch, NL

1998 Masters of Sciences in Architecture, TU Delft, NL


Jurriën Boon

Associate Project Architect MSc.Arch

2015 Associate Architect , Allard Architecture, Amsterdam, NL

2008 Allard Architecture, Amsterdam, NL

Publication “ Architectuur en Letters”, RAP Architecture center

2007 Student Competition, 1st Prize Presentation, TU Delft, NL

2006 Master program architecture, TU Delft, NL

2005 Benthem Crouwel Architecten, Amsterdam, NL

2004 Admittance semester Academie van Bouwkunst, Amsterdam, NL

01-06 HTS Building technology, HvA, Amsterdam, NL


Roderik van der Weijden

Senior Project Architect M.Arch

Roderik has worked at allard architecture since 2015 as a Project Architect.

2015 Project Architect, Allard Architecture

2009 Roderik van der Weijden – Architect, Utrecht, NL

2008 Herman Hertzberger, Amsterdam, NL

2008 Master of Architecture, Amsterdam Academy of Architecture, NL

2003 de Architekten Cie., Amsterdam, NL

2001 Zerodegree Architecture, Amsterdam, NL

1999 Dam en Partners Architecten, Amsterdam, NL

1998 Bachelor of Design in Interior Architecture, Utrecht School of the Arts, NL


Nithin Kadayil

Collaborating Junior Architect M.Arch

2016 Allard Architecture

2016 Master of Architecture, University of Toronto, Toronto, CA

2015 Intern at Allard Architecture, Amsterdam, NL

2013 Digital Fabrication Lab, University of Toronto, CA

2011 The Lefrak Organization, New York, USA

2010 Bachelor of Environmental Studies (Urban Planning), University of Waterloo, CA


Nishand Lochan

Junior Architect MSc.Arch IR

2016 Joined allard architecture as a Building Engineer

2016 Junior Engineer, VDK - Engineering, Sassenheim, NL

2015 Master of Science - Urbanism and Architecture, TU Delft, NL

2012 Bachelor - Urbanism and Architecture, TU Delft, NL

2009 Bachelor - Building Engineering, University of Applied Sciences, Amsterdam, NL

2008 - 2009 Lighting Designer Intern, Arup, Amsterdam, NL

2007 - 2008 Intern, Benthem Crouwel Architects BV Amsterdam, NL


Joost van Nuland

Building Engineer BSc.

2016 Joined allard architecture as a Building Engineer

2010 Master of Science - Urbanism and Architecture, TU Delft, NL

2007 Building Engineer, Croonen Architecten, Nijmegen, NL

2006 Intern, Van Rooijen Architecten, De Meern, NL

2005 Building Engineer, SHP Architecten, Zoeterwoude, NL

2004 Intern, Van Reijzen en Verbeek Architecten, Leiden, NL

2002 Bachelor - Building Engineering, University of Applied Sciences, Utrecht, NL


Previous Staff

Carolina Boaventura - Brazil
Mack Phillips - Canada
Daniël Bakker - Netherlands
Anke Plas - Netherlands
Take Wiegersma - Netherlands
Andra Hayward - Canada
Annelise Kouns - United States
Antoine Griffon - Netherlands
Barbara Aukes - Netherlands
Bram van Borselen - Netherlands
Casper de Heer - Netherlands
Christofoor Brandjes - Netherlands
Cruz Garcia Santiago - Puerto Rico
Daniël de Silva - Portugal
Donna Bjelke van Milligen - Netherlands
Giulia Moretti - Italy
Gwen van Haren - Netherlands
Ikbal Bouaita - Tunisia
Inaki Isla - Spain
Ines Cabrita - Portugal
James Jeffery England
Jan Nauta - Netherlands
Jennifer Gauthier - France
Jeroen Linnebank - Netherlands
Jordi da Cunha Pereira - Netherlands
Maarten Vermeulen - Netherlands
Malou Speets - Netherlands
Menno Berger - Netherlands
Merel Stolker - Netherlands
Merle van Marissing - Netherlands
Nathalie Waelbroek - United States
Niels Nijkamp - Netherlands
Robbert Bron - Netherlands
Rogier van de Brink - Netherlands
Ruby van de Munckhof - Netherlands
Shame Keesman - Netherlands
Susanne Boragk - Germany
Suzanne Brouwer - Netherlands
Sven Hoogerheide - Netherlands
Thomas Kraak - Netherlands
Timo Gras - Netherlands
Uri Ben-Ari Israel
Yassine Abdi - Netherlands
Yvonne Modderman - Netherlands
Gys le Roux  - South Africa
Stefan Koster  - Netherlands
Natalie Di Sisto - Australia
Ben Jagersma  - New Zealand
Isabel Spence  - England



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