Benthem Crouwel Architects was founded in 1979 by Jan Benthem and Mels Crouwel. Today, the architecture firm has a staff of 50 people, and offices in Amsterdam and Aachen. The partners include Marcel Blom, Joost Vos, Marten Wassmann and Markus Sporer.
The firm has designed a broad range of buildings, infrastructure, and interiors: museums, shopping malls, universities, music buildings, bridges, assisted living complexes, and master plans. In all their designs, Benthem Crouwel seeks a balance between economic, social and ecological interests, with a special concern for innovation and sustainability. The firm takes pride in combining a signature style with compactness, simplicity, integrated ecosystems and an efficient use of materials.
Recent projects include Schiphol Airport, the RAI Exhibition and Congress Centre, Ziggo Dome and the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, Kulturbau and shopping mall in Koblenz, a high-speed train bridge in Hollands Diep, university buildings in Nijmegen and Osnabrück, railway stations in Utrecht, The Hague and Rotterdam, and urban planning projects in Munich and Helsingborg.