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


Chris van Heeswijk

Architect ing. M.Arch

2017 Joined Allard Architecture

2015 - 2017 Trainee Architect, Inbo, Amsterdam, NL

2011 -2015 Master of Architecture, Academy of Architecture and Urbanism, Tilburg, NL

2013 - 2015 Assistent architect, Baudoin van Alphen architecten, Breda, NL

2012 - 2013 Architectural designer, PRC Architecture Consulting Ltd. Company Shanghai, CH

2012 Intern, Diederendirrix architecten, Eindhoven, NL

2007 - 2011 Bachelor - Building Engineering, University of Applied Sciences, Tilburg, NL

2010 Intern, KdV architectuur, Eindhoven, NL

2009 Intern, Bouwbedrijf van de Ven, Veghel, NL


Chiara Toso

Junior Architect

2017 Joined Allard Architecture

2014 - 2016 Junior Architect, CMT Architects, Alessandria, IT

2014 Master of Engineering - Architecture, University of Genova, IT

2013 Intern, Arch.Melai, Genova, IT


Gijs Bouwens

Junior Architect Msc. Arch IR

2017 Joined Allard Architecture

2017 Master of Science - Architecture, TU Eindhoven, NL

2015 Bachelor - Architecture, TU Eindhoven, NL

2014 Bachelor - Building Engineering, University of Applied Sciences, '-s-Hertogenbosch, NL

2013 - 2014 Intern, JHK Architecten, Utrecht, NL

2011 MBO - Construction Engineering, ROC de leijgraaf, Oss, NL

2011 Intern, Mullerbouw, Oss, NL


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Maurice van der Steen - Netherlands
Ben Jagersma  - New Zealand
Nishand Lochan - Netherlands
Nithin Kadayil - Canada
Joost van Nuland - Netherlands
Isabel Spence  - England

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