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Сфера деятельности

Orange Architects — это многопрофильная проектная компания работающая на международном рынке в сфере архитектуры, градостроительства, дизайна интерьеров и общественных пространств, возглавляемая Патриком Майерсом и Еруном Схиппером. Оба партнера окончили Технологический университет Эйндховена по специальности архитектура и градостроительство, где их образование охватывало весь спектр профессии. Задачи, выполняемые Orange Architects, варьируются от предпроектных исследований до проектирования полного цикла, от крупных градостроительных стратегий до детальной проработки интерьеров. За последние 25 лет компания разработала множество проектов для частных и государственных заказчиков, около 35 из которых были построены, а еще 25 находятся в стадии подготовки или строительства.

Люди

Люди являются главной заботой во всех наших проектах. Мы не только хотим строить привлекательные здания, но и создавать вдохновляющее окружение. Комфортные пространства, в которых можно жить, работать и отдыхать. Мы считаем, что сложная задача и серьезный переход, с которым мы столкнемся в ближайшие годы, — это возможность создавать устойчивые, привлекательные и хорошо запрограммированные городские ландшафты, и кроме того, среду которая не является монофункциональной и эксклюзивной, а многофункциональной и доступной для всех

Отношение

Orange Architects формулирует привлекательные, концептуально продвинутые и умные ответы на сложные пространственные задачи. Что отличает нас, так это наше рациональное отношение, которое мы сочетаем с чувствительностью к контексту, местной культуре, пожеланиям заказчика и будущим пользователям наших проектов. Опираясь на наши знания и опыт, Orange Architects превращает все идеи, мечты и пожелания клиентов в вдохновляющую и устойчивую среду проживания.

Знакомьтесь с командой

Izabela Habowska BSc

intern

Izabela Habowska BSc

intern

“Everything is a reason”

Izabela (PL) graduated from her BA studies at the West Pomeranian University of Technology in Poland. During her studies, she went on two Erasmus exchanges to TU Dortmund in Germany and CEU San Pablo in Madrid to learn about different ways of studying and perceiving architecture. In addition, she decided to discover the relations between architecture, culture, and climate by backpacking during her gap year. She joined Orange Architects in 202

Kapilan Chandranesan MSc

junior architect

Kapilan Chandranesan MSc

junior architect

“Architecture is but a background to life”

Kapilan (IN) received his Bachelor’s degree from the School of Architecture and Planning, Chennai, and his Master’s degree from the TU Eindhoven. His graduation project, ’The Raumplan Theatre’ exploring the spatial and experiential qualities in architecture was nominated for the Archiprix NL in 2018. Previously he has worked with Vastu Shilpa Consultants, the office of Balkrishna Doshi in Ahmedabad, and with CnT Architects in Bangalore. Kapilan joined Orange Architects in 2017.

Angeliki Chantzopoulou MEng

medior architect

Angeliki Chantzopoulou MEng

medior architect

“Quality lies in the tenacity to each detail”

Angeliki (GR) obtained a Master’s degree in Architecture Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens. During her studies, she did an international exchange in the Technical University of Cracow. She gained knowledge on different scales, research conducting, strategy development and experimented with diverse materials and techniques. Her studies and different working experiences broadened her interest and experience in architecture, urban design, model making and arts. She joined the team in 2017.

María Gómez Garrido MSc

junior architect

María Gómez Garrido MSc

junior architect

«Together we are stronger, together we go further»

María (SP) obtained a Master’s degree in architecture and urbanism at the University of Granada. After graduating, she worked at various firms in Spain and The Netherlands and joined the office in 2017. In 2020, she studied a second master of specialization in Sustainable Design and Bioclimatic Architecture at the University of Barcelona. She focused on designing with the environmental, social and economic impact of architecture in mind. Maria rejoined Orange Architects in 2021, and with her colleagues, she works for a more sustainable, healthy and resilient way of creating urban landscapes.

Marlene Hamacher MSc

junior architect

Marlene Hamacher MSc

junior architect

«Made-to-measure with attention to detail»

Marlene (DE) obtained her Master’s Degree in Architecture at TU Delft, at the chair of Interiors Buildings Cities. During her studies she gained experience in an international context at Istanbul Technical University and through a workshop with B.V. Doshi in Ahmedabad. Her graduation project is an exploration into the characteristics of a contemporary urban institution, carefully woven into the historical fabric of Delft. Marlene’s focus is on subtle, contextual interventions with attention to detail. She joined Orange Architects in 2021.

Max Hissink BSc

junior architect

Max Hissink BSc

junior architect

“Architecture only gets its true beauty when it’s built”

Max (NL) is part of the team since 2017. The process of building is as important as the first design in his vision. Because of this he first studied architectural engineering in The Hague. After this he started his masters studies at the Rotterdam Academy of Architecture and Urban Design of which he is now in his final year.

Dirk Hovens MSc

junior architect

Dirk Hovens MSc

junior architect

«The only comprehensive description of a building is the building itself”

Dirk (NL) studied architecture at the Rotterdam Academy of Architecture. His graduation project focused on the atmosphere, story and meaning of a place as opposed to the Non-Place. During his study and work period, he focused on the conceptual side of architecture as well as the practical reality of creating a building. Within the architectural practice it is his passion to bring these disciplines together. Dirk has been part of the team since 2017.

Dirk Jansen MSc

junior architect

Dirk Jansen MSc

junior architect

“From large to small, from small to large”

Dirk (NL) graduated at the end of 2018 at the Technical University of Eindhoven with a master degree in Architectural Building and Planning. During his study he gained practical knowledge with an internship and within his graduation project he combined urban and architectural design, which resulted in a thoughtful design contributing to the many interfaces of architecture. He joined the former JSA in 2019 and is now a proud member of the Orange Architects team.

Athanasia Kalaitzidou MEng

junior architect

Athanasia Kalaitzidou MEng

junior architect

«Each architectural project is a unique creative challenge, a story to be told»

Athanasia (GR) gained a Master’s Degree in Architecture Engineering in Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, in 2017. Through her studies she acquired theoretical knowledge and practical skills concerning diverse fields of architectural design, and with her diploma thesis she focused on the idea of multi-sensory design and the notion of atmosphere in architecture. Her tools: methodological approach and continues aesthetic apprehension, her passion: the creation of atmosphere, mood, and storytelling through concept and design. She joined Orange in 2018.

Bas Kegge MArch

senior architect

Bas Kegge MArch

senior architect

“Architectural richness enhances the awareness of a place.”

Bas (NL) studied architecture at the Rotterdam Academy of Architecture and works in the company since 2017. Bas is an all-round architect with experience in all design stages gained at various architecture firms in The Netherlands. He led and worked on several Residential projects, Education and Mixed Use Buildings and Health Care Buildings. As a project leader he combines architectural and technical knowledge with organizational skills to effectively lead a team.
Bas wrote several articles in (online) magazines and was co-author of a book called “Vital Architecture”.

Paul Kierkels MSc

senior architect

Paul Kierkels MSc

senior architect

“Every detail is important”

Paul (NL) first joined JSA | jeroen schipper architecten in 2003, as an intern. After graduating as an architect from Eindhoven University of Technology in 2006, he continued his professional career at the office. Despite some sidesteps over the years, the office’s ambitious approach and nice atmosphere still kept to attract. Paul experienced the development of Orange Architects up close, and is proud to be part of the diverse team of Orange Architects.

Robin-Jay King BSc

junior architect

Robin-Jay King BSc

junior architect

“I am searching to rediscover and enhance the existing beauty of the place.”

Robin-Jay (NL) graduated in 2019 at the University of Applied Science at Rotterdam, for the bachelor architectural and construction engineering. With a thesis about condensing Rotterdam, by using the roofscape for family housing, with a focus on creating social cohesion. After this he started at the Rotterdam academy of architecture and after gathering valuable work experience he passionately started at Orange Architects in 2021.

Anna Kolasa BSc

architect trainee

Anna Kolasa BSc

architect trainee

“Architecture is a language that connects us all.”

Anna (PL) is a MSc student at Gdańsk University of Technology. She studied one year at Universidad Politecnica de Madrid during BSc and one semester at Universiteit Antwerpen during her MSc programme. While studying she gained professional experience in architectural practices across different sectors and in varying scales. Anna joined Orange Architects in 2020. Being part of Orange Architects means to maximize unique value for every project.

Paulina Kurowska MSc

junior architect

Paulina Kurowska MSc

junior architect

“Good Architecture is for everyone”

Paulina (PL) graduated at the Silesian University of Technology at the beginning of 2020. Through her studies she gained practical and theoretical knowledge on diverse fields of architecture design. With her master thesis she focused on the idea of co-housing and co-living where she was trying to find a harmony between architecture and human needs. She acquired international experience working at various architecture offices in Spain, Portugal and The Netherlands. After her internship in 2019 at Orange Architects, Paulina re-joined the office in 2021.

Tess Landsman MSc

senior architect

Tess Landsman MSc

senior architect

“With care for each other”

Tess (NL) has been working with great pleasure and involvement at JSA since 2016. Tess graduated as an architect at the Eindhoven University of Technology where she made her ambitions clear with a sustainability certificate. As a team player, she works with her colleagues within Orange Architects and her building partners towards a more livable environment.

Casper van Leeuwen MSc

medior architect

Casper van Leeuwen MSc

medior architect

“Design becomes powerful when an idea is properly translated into a built object”

Casper (NL) studied architecture at the Rotterdam Academy of Architecture and Urban Design. Preveously he studied architectural engineering, also in Rotterdam. The first years of his career he gained valuable experience in an architectural office that was focused on engineering. Casper joined Orange in 2016.

Rik Meijer MSc

junior architect

Rik Meijer MSc

junior architect

“From the specificity of place”

Rik (NL) graduated cum laude at the Technical University of Delft with a master degree in Architecture, Urbanism & Building Sciences in 2019. With the title ‘Unbuilding Walls’, Rik designed a building responding to the social-urban complexities caused by the Berlin Wall. Within this theme, Rik also contributed to the Venice Biennale of 2018. The research of a ‘learning curve of reconstruction’ formed the base for an architectural proposal that would conclude the redevelopment of Roombeek in his birthplace Enschede.

Patrick Meijers MSc

architect partner

Patrick Meijers MSc

architect partner

“Listen carefully, think big, act locally, be curious and design with passion”

Patrick (NL) studied architecture and urbanism at the Eindhoven University of Technology — his final project was awarded a first prize in the competition “Building in 2097” and received an honorable mention for the Archiprix (best National graduation project) in 1998.

During his studies Patrick worked for Architecuur Productions in Eindhoven, where he became familiar with Computer Aided Design. In 1999, Patrick founded A2STUDIO in Rotterdam, a visualization and animation studio.
In 2002, together with Ilse Castermans and Peter Knaven, Patrick founded CIMKA architects. Since then, CIMKA’s projects have been nominated several times and have won multiple prizes, of which Europan6 and Europan7 were most prominent.

In 2010 Patrick founded Orange Architects, together with Michiel Hofman (until 2016) and Jeroen Schipper. Orange Architects’ first realized project — the Cube in Beirut – was awarded in 2016 with the CTBUH award for best high rise in the Middle East and Africa region.

Patrick Meijers gave numerous lectures both in the Netherlands and abroad.

Julija Osipenko MSc

medior architect

Julija Osipenko MSc

medior architect

“Architecture is about protecting what is significant as well as being open to change”

Julija (LT) gained a Bachelor’s Degree in architecture at Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, followed by Master’s degree at TU Delft in 2016. The methodological approach of her graduation studio, Complex Projects, required working on different scales and reflecting on broader cultural, social, and political context. During her internships in Vilnius and Westport (USA), she got acquainted with design process at various stages, from conceptual thinking to the construction techniques. Julija joined the team in 2016.

Eleni (Lena) Papanikolaou, MEng

junior architect

Eleni (Lena) Papanikolaou, MEng

junior architect

“Creation is a beautiful skill, an intriguing ability evolving from originalities and perspectives.”

Lena (GR) gained a Master’s Degree in Architecture Engineering in Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 2020. Her interest for housing and habitation, which is obvious from her Diploma Thesis, “Polykatoikia”, results from the residence being the most frequent, varied and ubiquitous architectural form. She believes that the design process should be as playful as it is thoughtful and she is interested in stories that emerge from spatial exploration. Lena joined Orange in 2020 for an internship and became a junior architect at our firm in 2021.

Jeroen Schipper MSc

architect Ppartner

Jeroen Schipper MSc

architect Ppartner

“The idea is essential, but only its sensuous embodiment makes architecture receptive, natural and valuable”

Jeroen Schipper (NL) studied architecture and urban planning at the Eindhoven University of Technology, graduating in 1990. In 1994 he was awarded a grant by the Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture. This formed the start for founding JSA (Jeroen Schipper Architects) in Rotterdam, working on a variety of projects for 25 years, until the merger with Orange Architects in 2020.

Orange architects was founded by Jeroen Schipper, Patrick Meijers and Michiel Hofman (partner until 2016) in 2010, initially working on projects abroad. Orange architects’ first realized project — the Cube in Beirut — was awarded in 2016 with the CTBUH award for best high rise in the Middle East and Africa region.

Since June 2021 Jeroen has been appointed by the City of Amsterdam as urban and architectural supervisor of the Overamstel project area. Before he has been a chairman of Committee III for buildings and monuments in Amsterdam (2011 – 2016) and a member of the Committee for buildings and monuments in Rotterdam (2004 – 2009) Since 1990 Jeroen has taught at different architecture schools in the Netherlands (Rotterdam, Delft, Amsterdam, Arnhem, Eindhoven) and has given numerous architectural lectures in the Netherlands and abroad.

Ivan Shkurko MSc

junior architect

Ivan Shkurko MSc

junior architect

“There is no good project without a solid idea.”

Ivan (RU) was trained as an architect at the Moscow Architectural Institute and has a degree of specialist in reconstruction and renovation of buildings. In 2017 he obtained a Master’s degree in Sustainable architecture at KU Leuven (BE). Ivan worked at international offices such as Green Design Society (IR/RU) and LEVS architects (NL). Ivan joined Orange Architects in 2019. Apart from working on architectural projects as a designer, Ivan focuses on experimenting with presentation techniques such as VR and panoramic tours.

Elena Staskute MSc

medior architect

Elena Staskute MSc

medior architect

“Observe, learn, imagine and make it happen.”

Elena (LT) graduated from the Academy of Architecture in Amsterdam in 2020. Previously she studied architecture at Polytechnic University of Valencia and Vilnius Gediminas Technical University. After finishing her BSc degree in Vilnius, she gained valuable international experience working at architecture offices in New Jersey and New York. Elena joined Orange Architects in 2015.

Anouk van der Steenoven

office manager

Anouk van der Steenoven

office manager

“Life is too short for eating bad food”

Anouk (NL) graduated as management assistant at Schoevers in Rotterdam and as Allround Mediamaker (DTP) at Grafisch Lyceum Rotterdam. An unusual combination, but one that is often useful at Orange Architects. After her studies she worked as a secretary and office manager at several organizations. In 2017 she joined Orange Architects and has been working there happily ever since.

Irina Vaganova MSc

medior architect

Irina Vaganova MSc

medior architect

“Every day there is more to learn that can help to power your ideas”

After receiving Master degree in Russia and gaining broad experience in working with different types of projects, Irina established herself as an architect and received membership of the Architectural Union of Russia. To fulfill her ambition to explore new territories she left her practice for European experience. She extended her education at Eindhoven Technical University and graduated as a MSc in Architecture. Before joining Orange Architects in 2017, Irina worked in several Dutch offices where she combined the Dutch design approach with her knowledge of Russian project processes.

Florentine van der Vaart MSc

medior architect

Florentine van der Vaart MSc

medior architect

«Create a place that brings people together»

Florentine (NL) graduated as architect from the Academy of Architecture in Rotterdam and as interior architect from the Art Academy, also in Rotterdam. In her vision these disciplines together, contribute to the quality of a design. One does not exclude the other. Together they are strong and connected! She has gained experience at various architectural firms with designing of interiors, schools, hotels, distribution centres and residential projects. Florentine is proud to work at Orange Architects since 2017.

Eline Kleijnen BA

pr & communication

Eline Kleijnen BA

pr & communication

“There’s only one colour for me!”

Eline (NL) gained her bachelor’s degree in Creative Business at Breda University of Applied Sciences in 2017. After working in the event industry in Rotterdam and at a digital agency, she now networks, writes and creates for Orange. And no, it’s no coincidence that our company name is her all-time favorite (hair) colour. Eline joined Orange Architects in 2021.

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