One Architecture is an award winning firm that designs buildings, infrastructures and urban environments. One Architecture also uses design to help cities, regions and countries with their long term spatial and infrastructure planning.
One is interested in process as much as in projects. Over the years, this interest has resulted in an open, collaborative, practice in which issues such as finance, organization, (digital-) technology, culture and policy/politics form an active part of any work One do.
One Architecture's founding principal, Matthijs Bouw, has published and lectured widely and is currently the Rockefeller Urban Resilience Fellow at PennDesign.
In New York City, the office co-leads the BIG Team that won the Rebuild by Design competition for the flood protection of Manhattan, and is currently part of the multi-disciplinary teams executing the first phase of the East Side Coastal Resiliency project for Lower Manhattan, as well as planning the Lower Manhattan Coastal Protection project. In Panama City, he is the urban designer in the ‘Water Dialogues’ team. In the Netherlands, One are part of the ‘Hackable City’ team for Buiksloterham, a large scale brownfield redevelopment in Amsterdam-Noord based on the principles of the circular economy.