Who are we?

At Wiegerinck, we have been thinking spatially for more than 70 years. For us, space is more than architectonic, it’s essential for exploring possibilities, answering questions and meeting our clients’ needs. We create space to think further and work together, so we can develop sustainable, humane and future-proof designs.

Evidence-Based Design

Evidence-based design and the Healing Environment concept are fixed pillars for all our designs for the healthcare sector. A healing environment is one that reduces stress and anxiety and promotes patient well-being. While there is no shortage of opinions about healing environments, we are fortunate to have real, in-house expertise based on extensive scientific research and experience.


Wiegerinck has been designing for the healthcare sector for more than 70 years. And fortunately, the healthcare sector is increasingly concerned about the sustainability of its structures. At Wiegerinck, we prefer to think in terms of ‘healthy buildings’, because sustainability is so much more than saving energy and using natural materials.

People and nature are inextricably linked. Our actions affect the earth, and the earth affects us. The climate crisis and the Covid-19 pandemic have demonstrated this all too clearly. Worldwide, the construction sector is responsible for 30% of total CO₂ emissions and 40% of raw material consumption. This could be different; this has to be different.


Healthy buildings

Healthy buildings are good for the planet and the people who live on it. But what is a healthy building exactly?

A healthy building:

  • Forms a vital environment to be in and serves as a strong link in the social fabric and in our physical interactions;
  • Has little to no impact on the environment in all phases of its life—from raw material extraction to building reuse;
  • Is designed with future developments in mind, offering maximum value and longevity.

The building blocks for a healthy building  

In our vision, a healthy building consists of five building blocks: social value, adaptability, material, energy and ecology—building blocks that our design team considers in their entirety. Together with the client, we determine which principles will be monitored throughout the design process, and in doing so, a healthy building is born.

  1. Social valueEvery building has a value for society and a value for the individual. These values depend on how the building is integrated into its environment, its user-friendliness, and its usability for patients and professionals.
  2. AdaptabilityA building design is a concrete translation of the users’ desires and needs. At the same time, we also need to consider how it will be used in the future. Over the years, an adaptable building can house different organizations and departments and take on new functions. By designing building components that are demountable and separate from each other, we make a building future-proof. This can include innovative solutions for the supporting structure, facade, interior and/or installations.
  3. MaterialCircular design reduces the use of new materials. It also considers the possibilities for reusing buildings, products and materials. This creates healthy buildings constructed from reused, non-toxic and biobased components whenever possible.
  4. EcologyIn our changing climate, we have to plan for weather extremes. Buildings have to be able to cope with heat stress and heavier rainfall. Biodiversity is another pressing concern. Nature-inclusive interventions contribute to a favourable living environment for flora, fauna and all users of a building.
  5. EnergyDesigning an energy-efficient building starts with the question: how can we reduce energy demand? We consider this first because there are always ways to trim down a building’s energy consumption. Ideally, the remaining energy needed will be generated via intelligent techniques from the sun, wind and other renewable sources.

Sustainable value
The Netherlands aims to be fully circular by 2050. What does this mean? It means we have two options: we can create a system based on all values, rather than solely financial ones, or we can create a system that returns all values to a financial value, for example by applying principles such as ‘the polluter pays’. Circular also means thinking long term instead of short term. The building’s overall usability should thus be considered in the early stages of development. After all, we are building for the longest possible future.

Healthy dose of knowledge
Wiegerinck offers over 70 years of design experience in healthcare, home care, leisure, education and research. This wealth of knowledge enables us—together with our clients and technical partners—to create a sustainable, healthy environment.

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Building Information Model (BIM) has become absolutely essential in multidisciplinary design and implementation processes. It’s so much more than a way of visualizing complex projects in 3D. BIM is a design tool, project coordination method and data management system in one. We at Wiegerinck have successfully used BIM in all kinds of major construction projects, including the Amphia Hospital in Breda, Tergooi MC in Hilversum, and the Amsterdam UMC Imaging Center on the VU Campus.

BIM is a powerful tool that ensures continuous coordination between the various design disciplines. Throughout the entire process, from design to completion, BIM significantly reduces the risk of errors and misunderstandings. It acts as a complete digital dossier, giving all those involved access to all available information at any point in the project. And later on, a good BIM can be invaluable in management and maintenance.

Transparency as the basis for success
In our projects, we work with one integral, digital BIM environment. This environment is accessible to all stakeholders, whether they have an active modeling role or not. We keep everyone connected so that the project can be developed in full transparency. Not only does this offer a clear overview, it also promotes trust and certainty—the basis of every successful project.

Real-time linking
Within BIM, various models are linked in real time. We work with different models for architecture, installations and structures, allowing us to protect the integrity of each area of the project. In other words, we can see each other’s work, but we cannot make changes to it. By sharing data in real time, we can ensure that everyone always has access to the latest information. It also allows us to closely monitor other important variables, such as budget, time and quality.

Wiegerinck directs
Wiegerinck handles BIM direction and remains in close contact with other involved parties to work through potential clashes. After all, untangling difficult knots is a constant part of the design process. Problems, analyses and solutions are all clearly documented, so we always know which decisions were made and when.

At every meeting
During our meetings, BIM allows us to show you the current state of affairs with 3D video images or VR. This gives everyone the opportunity to consider our proposals and provide the appropriate feedback. And of course, the digital platform remains accessible, even with a web browser.

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Wiegerinck’s designs are regularly evaluated by expert juries. Although winning prizes is not our goal, we are always happy to receive recognition for our work.

Architectenweb Care Building of the Year Award 2020
Hilversum Architecture Award 2019 – 2020 (nomination)
European Healthcare Award 2018 (nomination)
Nijmegen Green Capital Award 2018
European Architecture Awards 2017 (nomination)
ARC Detail Award 2016
BNA Best Building of the Netherlands 2016 (nomination)
Hedy d’Anconaprijs 2012 (nomination)
Dutch Steel Award 1988

Our team

Meet the Wiegerinck professionals—all our architects, structural engineers, project managers and support staff. You can count on them from first contact to final delivery.

Koen Arts


Jarno Nillesen


Jörn-Ole Stellmann


Tom Vlemingh


Martijn van Bentum

Associate Partner/Architect

Tim Loeters

Associate Partner/Architect

Wendy van Rosmalen

Associate Partner/Project Manager

Martijn Akkerman

Building Engineer

Joris Alofs

Construction Economist

Fadia Baabduh


Reinier Blankenvoort

Building Engineer

Manon Bonnemayer


Reni Bouwhuis


Abel Brouwer

Building Engineer

Rick Bruning


Roel van Brussel

Building Engineer

Renate Feringa


Inge Geurts

Project Manager

Carmen Lopez


Nafthaly de Graaf

Technical Designer

Maral Günenç


Milee Herweijer

Architect/Interior Architect

Wilma Hiemstra


Ruud Hilderink

Project Manager

Anne Mare Hulshof


Joost de Jong

Building Engineer

Stephanie Klein Holkenborg

Interior Architect

Mark Kreijkes

Technical Designer

Maya van der Lande


Chico van der Marel

Building Engineer

William Middelbeek

Building Engineer

Bert Muijres


Edwin Niemantsverdriet

Administration/Facility Management

Paul Numan


Mirjam Ophoff

Interior Designer

Shakira Rollock


Rogier Penning

Building Engineer

Jasper Pennings

Project Manager

Geert-Jan van de Rakt

Project Manager

Gert van Rijssen

Project Manager

Menno Roefs

Technical Designer

Willem Stommel

Project Manager

Anique Top-Biesiot


Allard Terwel

Business Developer

André Teunissen

Building Engineer

Denise Versleijen-Joosten

Management Assistant

Jasper Vrugte


Joost van Weerd

Building Engineer

Eveline Withagen

Interior Designer

Maarten de Werk




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There are currently no vacancies available. Wiegerinck is however always in search of motivated and passionate architecture, interior architecture and building engineering students for a traineeship. Please send your motivation together with your CV and portfolio to: hr@wiegerinck.nl



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